PHOTOS: 7th Annual Brainerd High Alumni Picnic

Monday, June 24, 2013

The Brainerd High School Alumni Association hosted its seventh annual BHS Alumni Weekend over the weekend. The purpose of this Alumni Weekend serves as a fundraiser for the BHSAA Scholarship Fund and membership drive ($25 per year) for the BHSAA.  This weekend has become a “reunion” of all BHS Classes for ‘60’s – present.  Below is summary of scheduled events:

  • Friday  – BHSAA Alumni Dance held Bessie Smith Hall.  It was a great time to socialize with fellow alums.            
  • Saturday – BHSAA Family Cookout held at Dalewood Middle School Football Field due to construction at Brainerd High School. Over 1,000 alums from 1964 – 2013 and family members attended and enjoyed food, music and fellowship.   
  • Sunday – Bring Back the Praise event held at Tucker Baptist Church.  T-Ran Gilbert and the New United Church choir were the featured performers.  Donations were collected to benefit the Bible in School program at Brainerd High School.   

Since 2008, BHSAA has awarded a total of $25,000 in scholarships. 

BHS Alums, who would like to make a tax-deductible donation, can do so on-line by visiting our website, www.bhs-alumni.com.  You may also mail in your donation.  Please make your check payable to the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, Inc. and in the memo section of your check put BHS Alumni Association Scholarship Fund and remit to the address below: 

The Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, Inc., C/o BHSAA Scholarship Fund, 1270 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN  37402.

For more information regarding BHSAA Alumni weekend, contact Arthur Terry at (423)667-3829 or Chris Ramsey at (423)619-0732.  


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