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The last graduating class of T.B. Harris High School is set to co-host the West Belton-Harris Ex-Students Association reunion in late May. Front Row: Principal W.F. Simpson, Gloria Clark, Bettie Reagan, Barbara Robertson, Conie Sue Brown, Teacher Hazel Wright. Second Row: Beatrice Gooding, Marian Mayes, Gwendolyn Sargent. Third Row: William Forrest, Comet Russell, Leroy Andrews, Joseph Trammel. Not Pictured: Doris Turner, Barbara Brown Jacqueline Mayes, Barbara Parker, Marvin Jackson, Roland Mitchell, Sucey Franklin.

West Belton-Harris Ex-Students’ reunion to commence

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The West Belton-Harris High Ex-Students Association is busy preparing for its 17th bi-annual reunion to be held at the Harris Community Center, July 22-24.
The reunion will begin Friday, July 22, with a banquet at 6 p.m. The banquet will be followed with a prayer breakfast Saturday morning, July 23, at 9 a.m.
A dance will be held at 8 p.m. The reunion will conclude with a memorial service at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 24.
West Belton Colored School was established in 1882 as a three-room frame building on the banks of the Nolan Creek. Professor Thomas Breckenridge Harris, a graduate of Fisk University, became an instructor at the school until his death in 1907.
West Belton became Harris High in 1936 after a fire destroyed the old frame structure in 1935. Additional information on the reunion can be obtained by contacting Ora Jean Butler, president of the association, at 254-933-0250 or Estella Murray at 254-939-8536.