Dante Reunion 2018

“Dante Lives On” hosted the 2018 Dante Reunion Saturday Aug, 11 at the Dante community park. Current and former Dante residents gathered  for a picnic, music, and fellowship. Former residents came from as far away as Tillamook, Oregon and Sarasota, Florida to rekindle old friendships and share memories of their lives in Dante.

These are a few photos from the afternoon.

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 Pictured are former Dante High School and Castlewood High School graduates of 1962 and 1963 and their families. Seated (L to R) Joe Farris, Roscoe, Ill; Texie Penland, Asheville, NC; Standing (L to R) Jean Ireson, Lebanon, VA; Barbara Farris, Roscoe, Ill; John Blevins, Castlewood, VA;  Linda (Powers) Townes, Johnson City, TN; Fred Wallace, Gatlinburg, TN; Bubby Townes, Johnson City, TN.
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Pictured (L to R) Leann Mabry, St. Paul; Teresa Cain and Terry Cain, Castlewood.
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Seated (L to R ) Robbie Frazier, Castlewood and Illinois; Sue Blevins, St. Paul; and Carol Mausolf, St. Paul and Michigan.
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Pictured outside the Dante Coal Mining and Railroad Museum are former Dante resident Frank Jordan and wife Leah Jordan of Tillamook, Oregon.
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“The Mabrys” of Lebanon entertained the crowd
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Pictured (left) is Janice ( Jordan) Adams, Sarasota, Fla.  graduate of Castlewood ’52,  talking with Bobbi Gullett of Dante Lives On (right)
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Delores Couch, Grey TN (left) and Beulah Worley, Dante (right) remember their days growing up in Dante.
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Wayne Ring (left) and Bill Litton (right) were Dante residents and CHS graduates

IMG_4169 - CopyCousin Arthur Mabry and Arthur Mabry (top) pitch horseshoes with family members James Mabry, Jr. (below left) and Ken Mabry (below right)


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Left to Right Sandra Bryant, Castlewood; Doris Sutherland, Dante; Linda Litton, Lee County, Allegheny County, VA.; and Wanda Cook, Castlewood.

Pictured below is Mike Bryant with a collection of his sculputres made from railroad spikes and other scrap metal collected over the years.

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Janice (Jordan) Adams (left) talking with Tom Cook  (right)

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