The Christmas Holidays are quickly approaching and we are getting read for a celebration. We have several videos from the 8os that we are hoping to share with everyone at the reunion. If you have a video, it is not too late to copy them. We would love as thorough collection as possible.
As part of the reunion, we will be selecting a date for a Spring Performance and recruiting for the event. Would you like to recreate your skit from 1983? Do you believe your child can do it better? Are you a fan of a local dance team or gymnastics troupe that will perform?
We will also be filming stories shared at the reunion and creating a mini-documentary that we will share at the Spring Event. Plus we will have dancing, art and fun! Can’t wait to see you after the all of the chaos of Christmas is complete.
Over the Christmas Holidays, friends of The Lilies Project invite you to come reminisce about The Gymnastics Shows that were held at Southeastern Stokes Middle School from 1973 through 1987. The Gymnastics Shows were legendary events that people still talk about today. Every spring most of the student body would put on a show for the entire community. It was a perennial favorite for well over a decade involving both the students at the school staff. The variety show included a wide range of outstanding acrobatic accomplishments to silly skits and choreographed dances to the latest pop music.
The gathering will be held on Thursday, December 27th, 2018 from 4 - 8 pm at Southeastern Stokes Middle School. The event will include a panel about the decade-plus event and chance to share your stories about the Gymnastics Shows. Old videos will be on display. We will begin planning for a spring performance event where the entire community is invited to showcase their talents. The event promises to be a fun way to reconnect with classmates during the holidays.
Prior to the December 27th event, The Lilies Project is seeking copies of your old video recordings of The Gymnastics Shows. So dig through your closets and see which years you have on hand. VHS tapes will be digitized and archived to make as many of the annual shows available to the community as possible.
If you have a story to share or any photos or videos, please contact Caroline Armijo at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-358-5057.
The Gymnastics Show Reunion, by Amanda Dodson, The Stokes News, November 14th, 2018.