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July 18, 2014

Tina Veal-Gooch
Director of Public Relations
903.794.3651 ext. 1013

National Paul Laurence Dunbar High School Alumni Association's 18th Annual All-School Reunion to be held in Texarkana July 24-27

Texarkana, TX – The National Paul Laurence Dunbar High School Alumni Association will hold its 18th Annual All-School Reunion on July 24 – 27 in Texarkana, Texas.

The Association was organized in 1979 for the purpose of perpetuating the legacy of Dunbar High School, its administrators, faculty and graduates. The annual reunion is a time when Dunbar graduates come together from across America to fellowship, dine, dance, worship and pay tribute to those who have excelled and to those who have passed on. The national reunion is held every two years with every fourth year being held in Texarkana. The last reunion, in 2012, was hosted by the Dallas/Ft. Worth Chapter.

The focus of the Texarkana Chapter is to help youth by serving as positive role models, tutors, counselors and by awarding an annual $1,000 scholarship to a local high school student. To date, $33,000 has been awarded in scholarships. The 2014 scholarship recipient is Texas High School’s Cortlandt Bursey-Reece.

Schedule of Activities include:

Thursday, July 24
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Registration – Texarkana Convention Center
4610 Cowhorn Creek Road
8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Class Parties – Texarkana Convention Center

Friday, July 25
8:00 a.m.


Depart Texarkana for Casino Trip – Texarkana Convention Center
2:00 p.m. Depart Shreveport for Texarkana
7:00 p.m. Alumni Banquet
Dan Haskins Student Center at Texas High School 2112 Kennedy Lane

Saturday, July 26
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.


General Meeting – Texarkana Convention Center
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Alumni Picnic – Fish Creek Restaurant
1514 Arkansas Boulevard
9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Alumni Dance – Texarkana Convention Center

Sunday, July 27
10:45 a.m.


Worship Service & Archive Rededication
Paul Laurence Dunbar Early Education Center
2315 West 10th Street

The Alumni Banquet speaker will be Judith Simms Reaves, Retired Education Specialist, and the Worship Service speaker will be Minister Henri Nell Williams.

During the Worship Service, the rededication of the Dunbar archives will take place. This project is a collaboration between representatives of Dunbar alumni, Texarkana Independent School District and Texarkana Museums System. The public is invited to attend.

For additional information on registration for other events, contact Edna Shepherd at 903.793.2719.

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