50th Reunion 2010

Listen to the 50th Reunion Recording

Here's the audio track from the Saturday, October 23, 2010 program. It features memorable performances from eleven classmates, Vick Bost, Norman Church, Eddie Kesler, John Angell, Brock Smith, Kent Goodman, Wayne Page, Fred Pinkston, Brenda Styers Geist, Ott Pinkston, Bonnie Myers Benz, and Gary Edens, who was the emcee.

Click the names to go directly to their remarks

Vick Bost introduces the emcee, Gary Edens

Vick Bost. Stories of the Rocket Club of Boyden

Norman Church. Talks about how he ranked in his class

Eddie Kesler. A special thanks to all the girls of Boyden High School

John Angell. A few things he wished he had done in high school

Brock Smith. A tribute to his father, Eugene Smith, and other teachers at Boyden

Kent Goodman. Our class vice president with greetings from Hayden Simmerson

Wayne Page. Claims he was a slow learner

Fred Pinkston. An inspirational message from Father Fred

Brenda Styers Geist. A gripping personal story from 9/11 in the Pentagon

Ott Pinktson. A story of a fight in which his $250 hairpiece came off his head. If you need more visuals on this, Ott has given us permission to post thisYouTube video of his routine

Bonnie Myers Benz. The always interesting Bonnie ends our program (crank up the volume as she wandered away from the microphone and worked the crowd during the middle of her remarks)

To listen to the complete reunion program, click here







Look Who Came to Our 50th Reunion






Published October 31, 2010

Boyden Class of 1960

The Boyden High School Class of 1960 celebrated its 50th year anniversary with a reunion during the weekend of Oct. 22-23.

On Friday night, class members gathered at the Forest Glen clubhouse for barbecue and Cheerwine; on Saturday morning some members of the class played golf at the Crescent. On Saturday night, a dinner was held at the Country Club of Salisbury.

Tommy Yarbrough of Salisbury gave the blessing and Gary Edens of Paradise Valley, Ariz., was master of ceremonies. Others on the program were Vick Bost and Ott Pinkston, Salisbury; Norman Church, Ormand Beach, Fla.; Ed Kesler, Raleigh; John Angell, Winston-Salem; Brock Smith, Gastonia, Kent Goodman, Johnson City, Tenn.; Wayne Page and Fred Pinkston, Charlotte; Brenda Styers Geist, Southern Pines; and Bonnie Myers Benz, Pensacola, Fla.

Music was provided by Charles Rivers of Charlie’s Music Sounds.

Class members and guests attending from out of town were Michael Montgomery and Marian, McLeansville, Tenn.; Ron Poston and Elaine, Sunset Beach; Harold and Gloria Crook Newman, Madison; Alice Adcox Finch, Eleanor Jarrell Ray and Don, Linda Kelly Cline and Ned, Sally Riddle Marsh and Howdy, Greensboro; Nancy Alexander Mathis, Becky Earnhardt Efird and Woody, Wayne Page and Glenda, Fred Pinkston and Carolyn, Reid Tull and Barbara, Charlotte; John Angell and Judy, Winston-Salem; Karen Butler Saito and Roy,Don Kesler and Roberta, Matthews; Cynthia Rivers Shoaf and Tony, Lexington; Linda Sloop Nunalee and Thomas, Wilmington; Tom Rusher, Boone; Brock Smith, Gastonia; Bill Moser and Joy, Laurinburg; Linda Miller Price and Larry, Hillsborough; Ralph and Jerrie Chambers Dearborn, Liz Donnelly Ziglar and Dick, Ed Kesler, Brenda Williams McLean and Jerry, Raleigh; Sue Carter Walser, Statesville; Linda Thomas Shuler and Jim, Durham; Linn Waller and Jeanette, Peachland; Brenda Styers Geist and Gary, Southern Pines; Rusty Holshouser and Joan, Efland; Bob Mangum and Ann, Huntersville; Joan Gavron Price, Indan Land, SC; NancyLee Owen Martin, N. Charleston, SC; Ron Bassinger and Betty, Birmingham, Ala.; Norman Church, Ormand Beach, Fla.; Gary Edens and Suellen, Paradise Valley, Ariz.; Ron Evans and Connie, Crystal Springs, Miss.; Kay Fink Rabon and Tommy, Shreveport, La.; Kent Goodman and Gloria, Johnson City, Tenn.; Beverly Goodnight O’Hara and Hugh, Falls Church, Va.; Joel Hilliard and Pamela, Corpus Christi, Texas; Bonnie Myers Benz, Pensacola Fla.; John Newell and Bobbie, Kingsport, Tenn.

Attending from Rowan County were Rolland Bassinger and Diane, Gloria Bearden Schenk and Norman,Vick Bost and Bunni, Barbara Bowers Fox, Larry Bowyer and Karen, George Busby, Loretta Bulla Ennis, Ken Chambers and Brenda, Robert and Sally Gobble Chillcott, Frankie Cooper Kluttz and Paul, Alberta Crane Fernandez and Joe, Sam and Joan Day Nash,, Doug and Marsha Lamb Frick, Sylvia Godwin Fisher and James, Nash Isenhower and Valinda, Jim Kearns and Glenda, Tobey Lee, Linda Modlin Duke and John, Ott Pinkston and Julie, Jo Poole Ingram, John Sheehan and Connie,George Shuler and Sondra, Jane Shuping Corriher and Harry,Hayden Simmerson, Carol Stewart Nichols, Peachye Swicegood Kluttz, Tom Thurston and Anne, Lee Wallace and Mona, Carolyn Williams Hood and Perry, and Tommy Yarbrough and Peggy.