WELCH HIGH SCHOOL
ALUMNI COOKOUT -- 2007
On June 23,
Ronnie Collins, WHS '64, will host an
all-WHS AND Friends picnic at his home in Premier, WV. This will
be the fifth time we've had this event.
originated when we had our first Sensational Sixties Reunion in
1999. Ronnie thought it might a nice gesture to give folks
a place to meet and mingle the day before the actual reunion
festivities got underway. So he planned a very informal cookout
inviting all the alumni who were in town planning to attend the
all-sixties reunion. The cookout was so successful, we've been having
one every few years for ALL WHS Alumni AND friends.
Please share the news about
picnic with your fellow classmates and friends. Feel free to bring your
parents, your kids, grandkids, great grandbabies, etc. Ronnie has
a HUGE yard, a pool, and a lovely fishing pond down in the holler
behind his house. Plenty of room and lots of things for everybody to
Burgers and dogs will be
provided. Any side dishes (tater salad, cole slaw, baked beans, deviled
eggs, desserts, etc.) you want to bring will be greatly appreciated.
(However, if it's a REAL special side dish, don't expect to see it on
the picnic table. Ronnie has been known to hide those to enjoy for
himself AFTER the picnics. Betty Chaos Rice can attest to that!)
Remember this picnic is for
all-WHS alumni and FRIENDS. I'll post this same info on the other
McDowell County high school alumni web sites but it's really up to YOU
to make sure your fellow classmates and friends know about it.
If you have any questions about
this outing, please email Donnie Collins Skuja (firstname.lastname@example.org) or
call Ronnie at 304-436-4900. In fact, if you plan to attend, it
would help if you contacted me or Ronnie so we can get an idea of how
much pop to buy!
Looking forward to seeing you all at the
Below are some pictures taken at the last
All-WHS Alumni and Friends Picnic Ronnie hosted.
The weather was good
to us this year as you can tell from the bright light reflected on the
"sunny" faces of Karol Radochio (class of '65) and Diane Decker
Salsbery (class of '67).
Tammy Collins Scott
(class of '78) and Norma Jacovitch McKinney (class of '65)
seeking a bit of shade on Ronnie's front porch.
between last summer and the day of this picnic, Ronnie had this
wonderful cover installed on his driveway. It's big enough to
provide shelter from the sun OR the rain for a large group of people.
us at the picnic this year were Jewell, Judy and Beverly Mitchem, close
childhood friends of Ronnie, Connie, and Donnie Collins. Jewell
and Judy now live in Michigan; Beverly lives in Roanoke,
Jewell and Judy attended Welch Grade School in the mid-50s with the WHS
classes of 1960 and 1963.