Trinity Grand Reunion to be held in Athens this weekend

By  | August 30, 2018 | Filed under: News

ATHENS-This weekend is the Trinity Grand Reunion. This is a bi-annual event where students and staff from Trinity School gather in Athens to celebrate their school history. The school opened after the Civil War and missionaries taught former slaves to read and write. Trinity operated as the only all-black high school in Limestone County until integration in 1970.

Mayor Ronnie Marks issued a proclamation to celebrate the Trinity history. The weekend events include a parade downtown, banquet, picnic and African American Heritage Tour.

TRINITY HIGH SCHOOL REUNION AND HOMECOMING, 2018

 

          WHEREAS, the school at Athens, Alabama, called Trinity, was organized by Miss Mary F. Wells and was so christened in 1865, and as its patron saint, she should have a special place in all our hearts; and

 

          WHEREAS, during Trinity School’s early years of existence, its pioneers endured many hardships and had their faith severely tested as the first three school buildings were destroyed by fire; and

 

          WHEREAS, there have been numerous graduates from Trinity High School who have distinguished themselves through successful careers in their chosen fields; and

 

          WHEREAS, beginning Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, and continuing through Saturday, September 1st, 2018, the Trinity High School Class of 1966 will be hosting the TRINITY HIGH SCHOOL REUNION AND HOMECOMING, 2018; and

 

          WHEREAS, former Trinity High School students and staff members from 1924 to its closing in 1970, will assemble at ten a.m. on Friday, at Village View Methodist Church to kick off their “11th Grand Reunion,” a picnic and block party on Friday in Athens, Alabama, at and will culminate their activities with a parade on Saturday morning, a, tour and banquet Saturday evening at the Limestone County Event Center:

 

          NOW, THEREFORE, I, WILLIAM R. MARKS, by virtue of the power vested in me as Mayor of the City of Athens, Alabama, do hereby proclaim Aug. 31, 2018, through September 1st, 2018, as TRINITY HIGH SCHOOL REUNION AND HOMECOMING, 2018 in this community, and I call upon the fine people of this community to join me in recognizing the outstanding achievements of the many successful graduates of Trinity High School, who have brought numerous honors to themselves, their families, Trinity High School and he entire community.

 

GIVEN UNDER MY HAND AND SEAL OF THE CITY OF ATHENS, ALABAMA, on this, the 27th day of August, 2018.

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