March 22, 2014

Reunited: Former North Dalton residents plan reunion

Submitted by Friends of North Dalton

— Ray Broadrick, a member of Friends of North Dalton, the committee organizing the 2014 event, announces the North Dalton reunion is Saturday, April 12, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m.

“We’ll meet, reminisce and renew acquaintances,” Broadrick said.

Light refreshments will be served.

In the 1940s and 1950s, the North Dalton community was a close knit one where everyone knew their neighbors and children walked to school and families walked to church. Many of the residents were employed by Crown Cotton Mills, the Hosiery Mill or the Duane Chair Factory in the neighborhood.

“The reunion is for every former resident of North Dalton,” Broadrick said. “If you attended North Dalton or Fort Hill schools, the First Church of the Nazarene, Hamilton Street United Methodist Church or Mount Rachel Baptist, then we’ll be expecting you.”

The reunion will be at Trinity United Methodist Church in the Evans Family Life Center. The church is at 901 Veterans Drive.

There is no charge for admission, but please bring canned meats (Spam, ham, chicken, tuna, etc.) peanut butter, crackers, canned soup (vegetable, etc.), canned vegetables, dry cereal (brands children prefer) and canned fruits for the church food pantry.

For more information, contact Elaine at (706) 259-9850, Emma Lou at (706) 278-3872, Sandra at (706) 694-8474, Lucena at (706) 673-5530 or Ray at (706) 277-1596.