It’s reunion time, and people are excited. Former students from the classes of 1953-1972 of the old Liberty County High School in Midway are preparing for the biennial class reunion. These graduates travel from across the United States to be a part of the reunion.
The reunions have become a top social event of the season. This year’s will be June 29-July 1. The theme is “One Spirit Forever: Purple and Gold.”
The reunion is to promote the spirit of the old Liberty County High School. Members of the LCHS Alumni Association, under the leadership of Charles Frasier (former Mayor Pro Tem of Hinesville and a 1964 graduate) give hours of their time to ensure a memorable reunion.
“As part of our reunion activities, we recognize our educators, administrative, support staff and all others who have aided us in our educational process at LCHS,” Frasier said. “We welcome all who attended LCHS and encourage participation from our children and grandchildren.”
The old LCHS was dedicated on Dec. 14, 1951. The community named the school for the county.
The school officially closed with the graduating class of 1972, and the campus served as Liberty Elementary School until a new elementary school was built. The campus is now owned by the county, and is the home of the Liberty County Community Complex, which includes the John D. McIver Auditorium. McIver is a former Liberty County Commission chairman and a 1959 LCHS graduate.
Many groups of alumni have been active through the years. However, it was not until 1984 that the association, as known today, became viable.
The 1983 reunion included the classes of 1962–1972. Since other classes asked to be a part of the reunion, it was decided to include all of the LCHS graduating classes, 1953–1972.
The 2018 reunion has an exciting line up of activities. On Friday night, there will be a meet-and-greet at Club Stewart on Fort Stewart, starting at 6.
A business meeting and tour of the community complex is scheduled for Saturday morning at 10. Following the meeting, a ribbon cutting for a library in honor of the late Weorsie Smith and Neloweze Cooper (former LCHS librarians) will be held. Then the Liberty County High School Museum will be dedicated.
At 6 p.m. Saturday, the reunion banquet will be held at Club Stewart. During the banquet, members of the classes of 1967 and 1968 will receive golden diplomas, presented by Liberty County School Superintendent Dr. Franklin Perry.
Alumni are invited to church services on Sunday morning at Pleasant Grove AME Church. Activities culminate with a farewell picnic at 3 p.m. Sunday on the ground of the Historic Dorchester Academy.
“We are anticipating a large turnout and encourage people to go ahead and register. We are looking forward to having a great time,” said association chaplain Delieth Bacon Wright.
For additional information, call Wright at 912-368-3202.