The August get-together
will mark the 1-year anniversary of the Wednesday Night Social.
During this past year, the WNS has had a very
varied attendance that has included 79 different alumni from GWHS classes,
representing the following years.. 1943,1947,1949-1956, 1958, 1961-1972.
While the gathering has averaged about 19-20
people, there have been as many as 31 and only as few as 13 of our former
classmates attending any one of these functions.
Even though we're reasonably happy at the
Squire Rockwell's location, we continue to encourage additional input and
ideas on different places to hold the WNS which have ample parking, a varied
menu and in a centralized and easily accessible location.
Donna Teter and her husband John have made
inquires into the facilities provided by the restaurant in the newly renovated
Radisson Hotel at the corner of Fairfax and Montgomery Streets in downtown
Alexandria and also recently checked out King Street Blues in Alexandria.
They will report back at the next WNS on their experience and impressions.
Along other lines, Don Banister is also trying
to plan a CRAB FEAST dinner at one of the local CRAB houses, but I do not
have any more info on this as this time.
We a looking forward to a good turnout for
the next WNS on August 7, in order to get a solid majority opinion from
the group on just where we should go with the Social.