As of April 11, 2012
Please post comments & questions
on our very active Facebook page.
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 Renassiance 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
Ruth Cecelia Ortt-Cutchins - "The Old Cradock Girl"
1923 - 2012
Class of 1941
Co-author of the wonderful newsletters
The Good Old Days In Cradock
Ruth & her beloved Bob in 2005
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
Announcement for the Class of 1962
Come Home to Cradock October 20, 2012
(3rd Sat. in Oct)
Grand Marshall this year is going to be 1940 Cradock High School graduate and author of
"The Cutchins' Epistles"
Read Bob's Bio
Come Home to Cradock October 20, 2012 (third Saturday in Oct) Check back for details.
The father of the Cradock Alumni & Friends Newsletter publisher died last week. Read about Gail Edwards Baker's ('62) loss here.
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
The latest issue of the newsletter published by the class of 1949/50/51 is now online
Several of the alumni toured the high school this morning- attached is a copy of the letter that Bev Sell sent to all City Council members. Bev says "If you can find a place for it on the web site to let folks know what's going on and encourage them to write letters and attend council meetings, that would be awesome."
New photos of the inside have been posted on the Cradock Facebook page.
Wavy TV report
Vietnam Wall - individuals from Portsmouth
Combined Reunion for the classes of 1967, 1968, 1969, & 1970. We welcome anyone from other classes who would like to participate. Just contact one of the contact people at the end of this letter. Thank you!
Come Home to Cradock Committee holds its first planning
meeting for the October 20, 2012 (third Saturday in Oct). celebration. Read more here
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!