Webster Springs Grade School Sing at the Point Mountain Reunion, Webster County, W. va.

Identifier:
015538
Title:
Webster Springs Grade School Sing at the Point Mountain Reunion, Webster County, W. va.
Date:
1969
Creator:
Hamrick, Gordon T.
Description:
'In 1969 a group representing Webster Springs Grade School sang 'The Webster County Hills' in the pavilion of the Point Mountain Reunion. This was the first time a school was represented at the annual meeting. Front row, left to right: William Gregory, Gloria Miller, Debra Hamrick, Michael Gregory, Jeffrey Cochran, Jack Cochran. Second Row: left to right: Mrs. Winnie Belasco, Vickie Hamrick, Kathy Adams, Karen Hamrick, Vickie Williams, Diana Marsh, Adola Cogar, Martha Schrader, Susan Cummings, Principal Walter Hall, Miss Virginia Dyer played for the group. Thomas B. Bickel wrote the lyrics. Gordon T. Hamrick took the photo. --Berlin B. Chapman. The Annual Point Mountain Reunion in Webster County exemplifies an important organization in central West Virginia. It began in 1928 and was known as the 'Hamrick-Gregory Reunion.' For decades hundreds of people have assembled for visiting and for a program featuring local talent. There is a pavilion, monument, and well-kept grounds. it is an all-day meeting with picnic dinner, held on the fourth Sunday in August. 'The Webster County Hills' is in Sampson N. Miller, Annals of Webster County, pp. 370-371. See also, Mayme H. Hamrick, The Hamrick and Other Families, pp. 107-109. Trophies are awarded to the senior lady; senior gentleman; couple longest married; and to the party coming the greatest distance to the reunion. See 'The Call of the Ole Elk Country', S. N. Miller, Annalls, pp. 372-373. This picture is in Webster Echo, 3/27/85, page 19. A copy of photo was presented to Principal Walter Hall, ibid, 5/13/70.' Part of the lyrics for the song the children are singing are as follows: 'Where the gray fox and the red give the hunting dogs a chase, and the rabbit runs so swiftly that he always leads the race.'
Subjects:
Singers--West Virginia--Webster Springs., Reunions--West Virginia--Webster County., Counties--Webster--Schools., School children--West Virginia--Webster Springs.
Corporate Names:
Point Mountain Reunion., Webster Springs Elementary School (Webster Springs, W. Va.)
Acquisition Source:
Chapman, Berlin B
Acquisition Method:
Acquired
Medium:
print
Projects:
West Virginia History OnView