Right on the heels of July 4, another worthy celebration will be happening in Hope as the Henry Yerger High School 17th Reunion runs the rest of week from July 5-8.

Right on the heels of July 4, another worthy celebration will be happening in Hope as the Henry Yerger High School 17th Reunion runs the rest of week from July 5-8.
Yerger reunions, which have traditionally taken place every two years, have attracted hundreds of alumni back into Hope, filling hotel rooms and restaurants. The last two reunions have occurred in 2015 and 2013, respectively.
The theme for 2017 is “Many Paths, One Spirit.”
Some Yerger alumni have gone on to larger accomplishments, such as Arkansas State Senator Linda Chesterfield of Little Rock, who is a native of Hope and was known as Linda Pondexter.
Other associated events with the four-day reunion will be an opening day ceremony, hospitality hour, dinner, banquet, dance, museum dedication, parade and a Gospel Fest, according to event organizers.
In addition to Chesterfield, among the other known alumni of Yeager are: Jerry Easter, Georgia Chambers, Alma Lafayette, Jewel Walton, Danny Robinson, Ricky Pondexter, Doris Johnson, Bezley Noble, Shelton Sanders, Eulah Wyatt, Zy’Mesah Lee, Margaret Williams, Frances Hendrix, Lorene Straighter, Clarence Johnson, Ethel Rhodes, Willie Story, Dorothy Koontz, Clifford Williams, Bobbie Daniels, Stacie Lee, Donna Lawrence, Velma Johnson, Johnnie Stuart, Erma Ross, Earnestine Nelson, Ruth Primus Bragg, Mavis Williams, Mary Walton, Benjamin Dennis, Donna Fowler, Tilman Walker, Florine Evans, Henry McKillion, Henry Williams, Fana Johnson, Katie Lindsey, Shawnee Verge, Leroy Miller, Margaret McFadden, Neva Tate, Doris Dennis, Robert Epps, Charles Criner, Callie Hicks, Dorsie Davis, Bobbie Milus, Bettye Her Jones, and Otis Duffie.
Mary White is this year’s Reunion President, and with her are Johnie Jones (Vice President), Ale Mae Flenory (Secretary), Alice Straighter (Treasurer), and Margaret Moss (Asst. Secretary-Treasurer).
For more information on the event, White can be contacted at 214-534-1093; other event contacts are Jones at 870-777-4712 and Flenory at 870-826-0801.