Saturday, July 24, 2010

WE HAVE WINNERS! Class of 1985 Reunion Contest Winners Announced ...

Approximately two weeks ago we held a contest for members of the Class of 1985. These classmates competed for either of two categories of prizes – either (1) a free room for one night during our upcoming reunion weekend at Pinehurst Hotel … AND … a pair of free tickets to the seated dinner, program, and dance on the night of Saturday, August 7; or, (2) a pair of free tickets to the seated dinner, program and dance on the night of Saturday, August 7.

Sponsoring these prizes are Wayne Goodwin - our NC Commissioner of Insurance, the first Richmond Raider elected to statewide office in the history of the school, and President of the Class of 1985.

We are very pleased to announce the following winners:

Kevin Grooms and a guest
Krystal Allen Gomiller and a guest
Regina Hawks Yingling and a guest
Ron Barnes and a guest
Lillian Renee Blakley and a guest
Michelle Caulder Meyer and a guest
Allen Williams and a guest
Jackie Robinson (her guest is classmate, Carolyn McNeill)
Wayne Bell and a guest
Donald Harrington and a guest
Tom Pangborn and a guest
Tanya Patrick Mercer and guest (Gene Mercer, Class of '84)
Sherry Honeycutt Cote and a guest
Nicole Bristow-Lacy and a guest
Doris Ledbetter Page and a guest
* * * * *

We ask each of the winners to verify by email to, phone to 910-997-1301, or a message on Facebook that they’ve received this message and that both tickets will be used. When the winners arrive at Pinehurst Hotel just identify yourselves at our Class Reunion registration table downstairs as you go in at Carolina Hall.

Meanwhile, many thanks to all who participated in the contest, both those who won and those who did not (this time)! There will be other contests for classmates attending the reunion both before and at the reunion, so please stay tuned …

And, REMEMBER, for those who haven’t registered for the reunion yet … you may do so securely online by either debit card or credit card, just go to clicking on Or, if you plan on paying at the door, for planning purposes please do go ahead and give us a heads-up so we’ll have enough places set for dinner.

The Class of 1985 Reunion 25-Year Reunion Gala is just two weeks away!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Reunion Planning Committee Meets Tomorrow Night, July 19

Whether you've joined us before or not, if you're interested in helping out with the final stage of the reunion then plan on being at Hudson Brothers Deli in uptown Rockingham between 5:45 and 7 pm on Monday, July 19.

We will go over several action items, receive updates, and have a light dinner.

For more information, call (910) 997-1301.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Richmond County Daily Journal Publicizes Upcoming Reunion

Class of 1985 plans series of events for its graduates but also invites Richmond Raider classmates from the classes of 1982-1984 and 1986-88 to join in the fun celebrating growing up in the 80s.

Read more at this link to the newspaper article.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Savings and Additional Options for Classmates and Guests!

Great news, everybody -- we've gotten the late fee dropped by $20 per person, so to enjoy the nice seated dinner at Pinehurst Hotel on August 7 (and attend the dance, plus get the photo/memory CD, door prizes, awards, etc etc), it's only $80 per person.

If you cannot attend the dinner for some reason, then to attend the program and 80s dance ONLY, it is $25 per person.

Go to the home page of this website to pay securely online or make your payment by mailing it to P.O. Box 1654, Hamlet NC 28345, or pay at the door. A courtesy RSVP by email ( or phone (910-997-1301) is greatly appreciated.

We also have some free events in Rockingham and Pinehurst for classmates to attend.

Meanwhile, as the middle class of the 80s decade, we are also inviting Richmond Raiders classmates from 1982 through 1988 who attended with us to join in the evening. We have lots to celebrate and fun to be had.

Watch this site for more details to come!