DDear Alumni, Family and Friends,
On behalf of the CHHS-MAHS Reunion Committee, I would like to welcome you to this year’s event, The Seventeenth Biennial Reunion
. My name is Robert (Bobby) White, I am a graduate of Monroe Avenue High School, Class of 1963 and I am honored to serve as the chairperson for this year’s reunion. Together with Joe Brown, who will serve as the Co-Chairperson, we are working hard to make this a reunion to remember. Each Biennial has been unique and special in its own right. We hope this year’s celebration would continue the tradition. The reunion festivities are scheduled for Labor Day Weekend, September 4 thru September 6, 2020
Plans have been finalized and this year we are taking our queue from the sultry voices of Sly and the Family Stone
, our theme is “Everybody is a Star”
. We have celebrated our teachers, principals, clergy and graduating classes. In other words, quite a few of us have had our moment to shine in the limelight….. be a star for a night. But there are some who shared all those days at school with us who did not get that chance to put on that cap and gown and walk across the stage of CHHS or MAHS. There are many reasons why some did not make that walk; military service, had to work to support the family, moved from the area, personal reasons or school integration. We want to celebrate all of YOU! For you too, are STARS. This year, as we celebrate our 2020 CHHS-MAHS reunion, the light will be shining on all of us because ‘Everybody is a Star!’
"MOTOWN Revenue." We will celebrate the MOTOWN era. We were all STARS back in those days. This celebration will take place at Coles Auditorium in Hamlet, NC. The program will start at 6:00 PM with a meet and greet gathering followed by a dinner/dance at 6:35 PM. Music will be provided by DJ Donnie and a guest soloist. The dress will be casual reflecting the MOTOWN era (bell bottoms, dashiki, etc.).
Everybody is a Star.” This is our Gala celebration. The event will take place at the St. John’s Association Building (formerly Highlands) in Laurinburg, NC. The program will start at 6:00 PM followed by a dinner/dance at 6:30 PM. Our guest speaker for the evening will be Dr. Allen Mask, class of 1970.
Music will be provided by DJ Donnie. So let's step out in our most elegant attire as we celebrate this occasion. The attire is semi -formal .
Sunday Morning Service:
We will worship with New Bethel AME Zion Church and its congregation. We plan on having a good, old fashion, down home, foot stomping church service as we remember the times our parents and grandparents took us to church. We will present a special monetary gift to the church from the CHHS-MAHS Alumni (a special envelope will be provided for the offering, please hold your contribution for the Alumni collectors).
We've come down to the finale of the 2020 Reunion. We will celebrate in the community with a backyard party at the Dobbins Heights Community Park (former site of Capital Highway School). Please join your fellow alumni, family and friends for a finale filled with fun, great food, entertainment and other exciting surprises planned for you. Music will be provided by DJ Donnie.
As in the past, the CHHS-MAHS Reunion Committee has reserved a limited number of rooms at the Holiday Inn
at a special rate ($124 plus tax). To get the special rate mention the 2020 CHHS-MAHS Reunion. While we were not able to reserve any rooms at Fairfield Inn by Marriott
, they indicated their rooms were $129 for King and $139 for a Double plus tax. Hotel information is on the website: www.chhsmahs.com,
to assist you with your accommodations. Be sure to make your reservation early.
Again, we will be publishing a souvenir book with memorial and advertisement pages. The booklet will provide you with the opportunity to remember, honor or perhaps acknowledge a special person in your life. You may have a business or a team that you wish to advertise, or you may want to congratulate that special someone. What a great way to show your support by placing an ad, memoriam or be a patron and have your name appear in the 2020 CHHS-MAHS Souvenir bookSee enclosed sample.
The deadline for submitting all forms can be found on the individual form. In an effort to meet our obligations and to efficiently plan a Memorable
weekend for your pleasure, please submit all forms and payments by the deadline date. We are very excited about this weekend and are anxiously awaiting your return to help us celebrate this school reunion. Your support and participation is greatly appreciated.
We look forward to being your host for the Seventeenth Biennial Reunion.
Robert H. White
Robert (Bobby) White, Chairperson
Joe Brown, Co-Chairperson