Whitesburg KY

Stuart Robinson reunion draws alumni

August has rolled in and schools will start this week. Everyone, be safe on the roads and watch for the school buses and children.

This past weekend was the Stuart Robinson School reunion. Many attended to catch up with old classmates and visit their former campus, recalling fond days of youth where you worked hard, but got a wonderful education and made lifelong friends.

After the reunion the Route 7 Artisan Fellowship hosted a barbeque dinner at the dining hall. We enjoyed so much seeing and talking with all who attended. Many different SRS graduating classes were represented and the class of 1956 reserved a table so they could all have supper together.


Our group was raising money to attend the Brushy Fork Institute at Berea College this fall.

The Blackey Improvement Committee put on a play in the old SRS audito- rium, so after supper many of the alumni members were anxious to go watch the play. This was the third time the play had been performed, and to a sold out crowd all but once. Richard Smith did a lot of work on the script and the local folks did the acting. I wish it had been videoed. A lot of us would have liked to see it. Maybe someone did get it on film.

I hope all reunion attendees had a great time and a safe trip to their homes.

Sally Blair Leutch and her sister Randae Blair came in for the reunion and took a trip to Little Shepherd Trail while they were here. They saw much wildlife on the trail, including two bears.

This past weekend was also the Adams, Thompson, Blair reunion held at the top of Blair Branch. We went up for the Friday evening church service. Many weren’t well enough to attend, and they were missed.

Woody and Debbie Adams’s daughter Jessica has been having health problems and has been in people’s prayers.

Donna Caudill Sturgill is doing better after her recent surgery and tests. Her mom, Genny Caudill of Doty Creek, and others were so worried. Thankfully, Donna is doing better.

Rodney and Geraldine Ison have had family visiting lately, and have enjoyed having them.

Chuck Halcomb’s wife, Jenny, was baptized at Mount Olivet Church at Blackey on Saturday evening. We’re so happy for her.

The Blackey Doermann Presbyterian Church was having dinner on Sunday for those who attended the SRS reunion. The church has always been instrumental in the history of Stuart Robinson School, and continues to have a part in the former students’ hearts.

Everyone’s prayers are still with Bill and Sandy Jones and their family, and the Warner family. Prayers and support are abundant during this hard time for the families.

Fritz and Lori Boggs have welcomed their little daughter, Arlee Faith, into the world. Due to complications, she came early and is in the UK Hospital, but doing well. She’s gaining weight and being doted over by her mom and everyone. Many have sent up prayers for Lori and Arlee.

A birthday party was held for Martha Jane Smith and her family was there to help her celebrate. Billy and his daughter, Penny, came in from California to be with his mom and the rest of the family.

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