GPS held a Founders Club Luncheon to welcome back alumnae. Tango, a GPS string quartet, played as guests filtered into Caldwell Commons and mingled with friends. As they took their seats, GPS Board of Trustees Chair Holly Harwell '84 welcomed more than 30 alumnae who graduated more than 50 years ago.
Lavonne Collins Jolley ’47 sported a melon-colored GPS uniform she borrowed from her niece and enjoyed chatting with and posing for a photo next to Charlotte Vance ’19, who offered the blessing. The classes of ’50 and ’53 posed for group photos, with enough in attendance to fill a table a piece. And a couple attendees, Margaret Ann Bridge Fagan ’60 and Susan Butterfield Brooks ’63, drove up from Atlanta.
The ladies had a lunch of chicken salad, pimento cheese sandwiches, fresh fruit and asparagus, and a parfait prepared by the GPS chefs. Lynne Macziewski was introduced as the new head of Middle School, and Jenise Gordon, head of Upper School, talked about this year’s theme, Sisterhood, and shared some memories with the alumnae. Then Ms. Macziewski and Ms. Gordon drew a raffle for a Founders Scarf; Rosemary Denison Frierson ’53 held the winning ticket.
In closing, seniors Charlotte Smith and Abby Walden led the attendees in singing the GPS Alma Mater.