Towns County School Students born from the 1920s to the 1960s and graduating between 1939 to 1981 attended the first Mulit-Generational School Reunion on June 10, 2006 in Hiawassee. The oldest men in attendance were Paul McClure born Aug. 1920 age 85, Robert Arthur Marshall, born Oct. 1920 age 85, Edwin J. Berrong born June 1921 age 84; and the oldest lady in attendance was Margaret Wellborn Jones born Nov. 1922 age 83. The Towns County Historical Society in cooperation with the Appalachian Studies Center of North Georgia College and State University gave Awards of Excellence to attendees who signed up to record their memories for the oral history project. All citizens of the county are urged to contact the society and become part of this effort to document our local history.
Others in attendance born in the 1920s were Floyd Shook, Jane Miller Ross, Jimmye Jenkins Hermon, Harold Kimsey, Carl Kimsey, Elois Denton Anderson, Robbie Jean McKinney Mauldin, Annie Berrong Johnson, Bill McConnell, Dora Moreland Marshall, Margie Hicks McKinney, Homer Kimsey, Howard Cunningham, Orine Osborn Kimsey, Ray Abernathy, Homer Kimsey, Gva Lee Sims, Carl Kimsey, Mozelle Shook Hedden Moore, James I. Moreland, Herby Kirby, Bruce Sims, Estelle Brown Henson, and Todd Kimsey.
The total number of attendees who were counted on class forms added up to 105, and beyond that there were from 50 to 75 more in attendance that were not counted. The class with the highest attendance was the Class of 1957 with 21 present and President Joann Collins Lewis worked hard to achieve this distinction. Class activity forms turned in reveled after some discussion that the former students who traveled the greatest distance were Danny and Betty Wood Taylor covering over 900 miles, the attendee with the most grandchildren was Miles Nicholson with 20. One of the other inquisitive questions on the class activity form was to list the person that had been married the most times. The sassy class of 1956 answered with a MYOB (mind of your own business).
Other honored attendees were Mayors Barbara Mathis and Dan Nichols, Commissioner Bill Kendall and the buck dancing expert Representative Charles Jenkins. The day ended at the Anderson Music Hall with the crowning of the Sesquicentennial King Levi Long and Queen Leann Chastain. Attendees were entertained by John Davis, Danny Taylor Jr., Michael Audet, the Enchanted Valley Squares, and former students bopped the night away doing the twist and funky chicken.