Excitement for dear friends abounds

Published 5:14pm Friday, May 24, 2013

Recently, I was surprised, almost startled, to read an article in a 1905 newspaper that mentioned that the Sandy Plains Baptists were using Collinsville school building for their Sunday services. I had never heard of a Sandy Plains Baptist Church here, so I did more research. Apparently, when that group of Christians decided to form a church, they met for a while at the one room school building at Sandy Plains (located at the corner of Hwy. 9 and Turner Road). After that school building burned, the group met in the Collinsville one school until a new school at Sandy Plains could be built. Then the congregation moved back to the new school building at Sandy Plains. Apparently, that congregation built a church at Hickory Grove, about four miles away sometime in 1906. If anyone has any more information about the early history of Hickory Grove Baptist Church, please call me.

Every year, on the second Sunday in June, everyone with ties to Green Creek School is invited to attend the annual Green Creek School Reunion. On Sunday, June 9 from 2-5 p.m., we well gather in the cafeteria of the Green Creek Community Center for the 17th annual GC School Reunion, as the former school comes alive with former students, teachers, their families and their friends. Everyone is welcome.

Many people bring their old pictures, yearbooks and their memories to share. Each year, I’m always excited to see some former students who live other places, and attend the reunion for the first time. This year, I’m already excited because our son, Tim Sauve, plans to attend for the first time. Make plans to attend this all Green Creek School reunion, which is all-inclusive, and open to everyone who has ties to the school. Please come. You will be glad you did. Many people enjoy the hundreds of pictures that will be on display. Refreshments will be served.

If you have news of this area, please call me at 828-863-2437.

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