Leachville Centennial Celebration planned

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Organizers plan Leachville's Centennial Celebration. (photo courtesy of Nan Snider)

Leachville High School classmates and city officials met last week to make plans for the upcoming Leachville Centennial Celebration slated for July 4, 2015.

The planning committee is spearheaded by Leachville Mayor Shelia Spurlock and Alumni Chairman Barbara Lloyd. Volunteers attending the first planning meeting include Moba Lee Miller, Ed Young, Jack Hawkins, Patsy Dunlap, Elaine McClain, Ralph Wells, Wava Martin, Dora Biggerstaff, Nan Snider, Retha Hawkins and Councilman Ethel Hetler.

Plans are being made to hold a Centennial Parade and program at the Melody Theatre, along with an all-class reunion of Leachville High School students at the BIC East Elementary cafeteria and gymnasium. Meals for the day will be supplied by vendors at the school. The Headhunters provide special fireworks at the park each year.

Nan Snider agreed to produce a Leachville Centennial book to commemorate the event and it will include the histories of the City of Leachville and Leachville High School with student names and business leaders, wing school histories, along with church and civic group histories. Barbara Lloyd has produced a questionnaire to help with compiling individual class histories.

The next planning meeting will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, at Leachville City Hall. All interested volunteers are encouraged to attend.

"I am so pleased to see so many people interested in making our city centennial a big event," Mayor Spurlock said. "We are all very proud of our city and what it has accomplished during our first 100 years and look forward to the big celebration and reunion next year."

"Our LHS classmates always try to get together every five years, so this gathering will come at just the right time," Ms. Lloyd said. "There seems to be an added interest this time with the centennial celebration. We are making an effort to contact all classmates and spread the word about our reunion."

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