Ron Greene called to relay information about the 30th reunion for the class of 1965, to be held June 16-17.

Golfer and Realtor Joe Jackson is planning a tournament at Lakewood Country Club June 16, to be followed by a happy hour at the Tipperary Inn.

“Do you remember when that building was Volk’s Department store?” Bob asked.

Yes, and I also almost remember all those margaritas when it was Genaro’s. Ex-Woodrow student “Buffalo” George Toomer was a partner in that venture, which was Dallas’ hottest restaurant in the ‘80s.

The class has reversed the Dreyfuss Club at White Rock for an afternoon picnic June 17, where Charlotte Boedecker Walters will bring her Karoake machine. And a big dance will follow at the country club.

Call Ron at 824-4872 or write to: WW ’65, 6337 Oram, Dallas 75214.

If you recognize that address, you win the Lakewood trivia award. Now Teter’s Plumbing, owned by Jack Teter ’65, it is the former site of the Lakewood Bowling Alley.

Another Successful Musical

Another packed house for Woodrow’s 37th annual musical. Fans filled both parking lots and many side streets to see “Sugar.”

It has been 21 years since I participated in my first Woodrow musical, “Hello Dolly!” (1975), albeit as a lowly chorus member. I saw “Wizard of Oz” in 1968 and “South Pacific” in 1974. So I’ve been in the cast or seen every musical since Carla Cox starred as Nellie Forbush “Washin’ that man right out of her hair.”

Yikes! That means I’ve seen more than half the shows produced at Woodrow. And Marca Lee Bircher has directed more than half the shows, which began in 1958 under Helen Eckleman.

Choreographer Patricia Hardman, who contrary to the printed word in last month’s column did not call the show a drag, phoned to remind us of the Variations Benefit show April 17 at the Park Cities Playhouse. Call 841-5097 for more information.

Since the show choir was formed in 1979, it has advanced to UIL state competition every year except one. The benefit will raise money for their trip to Austin to participate in this year’s state finals.

“Don’t forget the One-Act Play competition. The students will be presenting the Ubi plays,” Patty says. The One-Act play from Woodrow goes to state almost as much as the Variations, thanks to director Monty Holoman.


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