The Cradock Alumni & Friends
Facebook page and the Cradock.org pages are maintained by two different people.
The Facebook page is much more active and items posted on it are not necessarily
posted on this site. If you want something posted here you need to contact the
Cradock.org webmaster. Facebook is much
faster because you do the posting yourself!
Yearbook pages in PDF Format
plans now and mark your calendar for
Come Home to Cradock, 3rd Sat. in Oct. 2014
Order pavers early.
Paver Order Form
Cradock Baptist Church - 95th
Anniversary - October 19, 2014 -
11:00 AM Anniversary Worship Service
followed by Lunch
Bob Burroughs (Cradock HS Class of
1955) will be leading the CBC choir
in an anthem he has composed
for this 95th anniversary. The
anthem is entitled Psalm 95. We are
trying to get in contact with former
choir members as well as former
members, deacons, Sunday school
teachers, etc. to join us in this
celebration. Esther Burroughs who
is a well known author and speaker
will speak at the 95th celebration
on October 19th at 11:00 AM at
Cradock Baptist. Bob and Esther
live in South Carolina and will be
in Cradock the weekend of Come Home
to Cradock and the 95th anniversary
of Cradock Baptist Church. For
additional information, please
contact the church office at
485-3500 or via email at
Please spread the word
and help Cradock Baptist Church locate
former choir and church members to celebrate
their 95th anniversary.
For those of you
who do not use Facebook, I have posted
photos of the school demolition in two
albums on this site. These photos were taken
and posted on Facebook by Richard Huneycutt
and Jimmy & Pauline Sitterson. If you really
loved the building, then you must have a
tissue ready, for this is a sad story for
Cradock Is Coming Down-Album 1
Cradock Is Coming Down-Album 2
Okay class of
1964, it's your turn! Your 50 year reunion
will be held the same weekend as Come Home
to Cradock. Place and time: Ambassador Club,
6 - 10pm, Oct, 18, 2014. Register here
Apparently, the link to
registration has not been working properly.
I have deleted the previous link and copied
a link submitted by the reunion committee. I
hope this works better for everyone.
here to see flyer
The way we were in '64
Faculty/Class pages that have been scanned
can be found at this link
Cradock High School Yearbooks
The 1968, 1969 & 1970 yearbooks were scanned
and donated by John Tate ('68)
We have a new
photo album. If you would like to share an
old picture related to your days in Cradock,
scan and email them to the
and they will be added.
Student Contributed Pictures
I bet you
will sing along too!
Read some old newspaper articles about
Cradock or events in Cradock at this link.
One newspaper referred to Cradock as an
The Cradock Methodist Church 1975 Member
Classes of 1949, 50 & 51 Newsletter
December 2013 issue is now available
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IS PROUD TO PRESENT THE
2013 DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS OF THE PORTSMOUTH
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD AND
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER – TOWNEBANK
CRADOCK HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1965
RSVP BY NOVEMBER 21, 2013
(click here for more information)
Classes of 1949, 50 & 51 Newsletter
September 2013 issue is now available
Classes of 1949, 50 & 51 Newsletter
June 2013 issue is now available online. (large pdf file-6 pages)
Make plans now and mark your calendar for Come Home to Cradock, Sat, Oct 19. 2013
Also get your memorial paver today, click on the pdf below - deadline is Aug 15, 2013
Paver Order Form
Hello Class of "63, WOW! its hard to believe but its nearing the time to get ready for our 50th Class Reunion. Your committee has made plans for the class to gather on the weekend of Friday, Oct. 18th and Saturday, October 19th, 2013.
FRIDAY nights event, will be casual at the Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel and Waterfront Conference. There will be dinner, cash bar, DJ and dancing, the evening will begin for a social time starting at 6pm and dinner at 7pm. The cost for Friday will be $55.00 per person.
SATURDAY will begin with the "Come Home to Cradock celebration in Afton Square starting at 11am, See the www.cradock.org for further info.
SATURDAY evening will be casual to dressy, again to be held at the Renassiance. There will be dinner, cash bar, DJ and music and a short program. We are also hoping that a number of our teachers can be present. A social time will begin at 6pm and dinner at 7pm. The cost again will be $55.00 per person.
There will be discounted lodging for our Class of "63 and must be made by August 15 in order to ensure the discount. You can call 757-673-3050 and ask for Cradock High School Class of "63.
We are working hard to make this a great weekend and to walk down memory lane, renew friendship and just have fun.
Please contact us if you have any questions, Sandra Cunningham Geabhart at 757-484-4976 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact Dianne Spence Ferebee at 757-285-2351 or email me at email@example.com.
Cradock Combined Reunion Announcement - October 2013
Every effort was made to hold this reunion the same weekend as Come Home to Cradock, but the committee was unable to secure a facility anywhere in the area for the third weekend of October. Information contact numbers are included. Click here to see flyer.
Click here to see flyer updated on April 5, 2013
Donna Jean Howard Collins,
CHS Class of '69
It was a great day to be in Cradock on Saturday, Oct.20, 2012! The weather could not have been more perfect. Although it was 70 degrees and sunny, and not 68 degrees, we'll take it! Bob Cutchins, our Grand Marshall this year is an inspiration to us all. He graduated in the Class of 1940 and is still going strong. He has great stories to tell about growing up in Cradock and we hope to get some of them on video so we will have them to share.
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the folks behind the scenes that make this event happen, planning through out the year. It takes a Committee to raise an event like this. Folks are so kind to tell me what a great job I've done, but believe me, it is much bigger than myself! Here are the folks that I'd like to give a Big Shout Out to for all their dedication to Cradock. These guys really have the Cradock Spirit.
Cindy Larsen Cook who keeps the checkbook, gets all the permits, orders wearables, sends out reminder e mails of meetings and a lot more Carol Galford Edwards helps line up the parade and coordinate classes.
Nancy Pauline Nelson Sitterson is our historian - collects and catalogs volumes of Cradock memorabilia, updating the Facebook page, inventories all wearables and stores all of the materials for the event.
Richard Huneycutt and Peggy Davis help with outreach to former teachers and coaches, lines up the parade and so much more.
Bill Watson makes the event happen. He makes sure the logistics for the event are taken care of. From getting the pavers into place, pitching tents, setting up tables and chairs to making sure the trash cans are emptied. Bill is on it and a great asset to our committee.
Others on the committee who add to making it all happen smoothly are: Mickey Evans, Ginnie Kinsey, Joanna Hall, Michael Turner, Sharon Catala, Tristyn Catala, Richard Hill and Bernie Kirsch who also keeps us updated on Facebook.
Thanks to the Class of '62 for their huge participation and support with paver memorials - congrats to them on their 50th Anniversary!
If you would like to be a part of this amazing committee, let us know and we'll send you an e mail to let you know when the next meeting will be. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Then there are the Boy Scouts and the Cradock Little League who make sure we have food while having fun. Rumor has it that the Boy Scouts sold over 350 lbs of BBQ!
Looking ahead. Our focus must be on the Cradock Community and helping it to become the "Come Back Community"! We start with getting a roof on the Afton Theater. Together we can, and will make this happen! Let's keep the Cradock Spirit Alive! Join us!
See you next year on Saturday, Oct 19, 2013.
President Alumni and Friends of Cradock
Former Cradock Webmaster Dies
Working with Bud Bonner was always a delightful experience. He was thoughtful in his responses, innovative in his work, a gentleman always.
For several years Bud managed the Cradock.org web site as its Webmaster. He was responsible for putting this website on the high road to being one of the best and most informative high school volunteer managed websites in the country.
Bud loved Cradock and its people and they loved him. He will be mightily missed by many people.
Rest in Peace Bud Bonner,...you will remain in our hearts.
Last Ride of the Ferry Like a Funeral Cortège
Vietnam Wall - individuals from Portsmouth
I hope everyone has joined our Facebook page. There has been so much interesting Cradock news posted. We have one very knowledgeable individual who has provide us with a ton of most interesting news and memories. Everyone who has "liked" our page is enjoying it so much and adding their own thoughts and memories. If you have not done so already, be sure to join us on Facebook and don't forget to "like" us so you can receive the Cradock news often.
Most of the news posted here is showing up on the Cradock Friends and Alumni Facebook page much earlier than it makes it to the Cradock.org site. Many Cradock folk post their own information, photos or comments, some of which will never make it to this site. You might want to consider signing up for a Facebook account then you can either search Cradock Friends and Alumni or click on this link https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Cradock-Alumni-Friends/119391166669 to receive your Cradock information quicker. Be sure that you "like" the Cradock Friends and Alumni Facebook page so that all of that news will come to you on your own personal Facebook page. As of now, we have 1,214 "likes" (that's people subscribed to our Facebook page) on our Facebook site and many interesting posts about Cradock history, people and misc. stuff. It is quite entertaining. Please join and "like" us soon!