Pam Dudding Contributing writer
Graduation is always a great celebration and when classmates take the time to plan a reunion, relationships seem to be more special as the years travel by.
The Class of 1989, the first graduating class from the newly build Craig County High School, recently celebrated their 30th Class Reunion.
On Saturday, November 2, 2019, eleven of the original 48 graduates met at Tizzone’s in Daleville.
The class paid special homage to their classmate, Mark Radford, whom they lost during their junior year. They lit a candle and had a picture next to it. Mark was the son of Junior and Virginia Radford.
Victoria Frango shared that the class has remembered Mark at each reunion they have had. However, this year the classmates collected donations in his memory and collectively, they gave it to the Agricultural Department of Craig County High School – Future Farmers of America (FFA), which Mark was active in. Donations came from the class members as far away as Montana.
Holly Logan and Victoria Frango organized the fun event.
“We had a wonderful dinner and had a video of our graduation as well as class pictures,” Carolyn Harless said before adding, “We all took pictures and had a great time together.”