This is The Tiger's Den,
the official Web site of the Malakoff Ex-Students' & Alumni Association!
The association's primary mission is to provide scholarships to MHS graduates. This is achieved through the support of our members through annual dues, donations,merchandise sales and the annual exes reunion.
During the reunion, held on Homecoming weekend, we conduct several fund raisers, (golf tournament, raffle & merchandise sales) to
serve our mission and continue the association's operations. Funds are used to support the Anne Pope Gilreath and Carl E. Anderson, Sr. Scholarship Awards to two graduates each spring. Since 2009, we have awarded $8,000 in scholarships.
We also donate to other Malakoff non-profit organizations that provide services to Malakoff, the Special Olympics, Malakoff Historical Society, and MVFD .
Association membership is open to ALL Malakoff Exes including those that attended the old Lincoln High.
Annual dues are $15.00 / year and may be paid securely online through PayPal with any credit or debit card.
With your paid membership, you will receive a FREE association decal, a mailed invitation to the annual reunion and discounts on certain alumni events.
over with once again. Over 3 days, we sponsored 5 events that were all
highly successful, not only in terms of money raised, but in the overall
sense of a job well done. Thanks to the reunion committee and other
volunteers that made this such a great weekend.
Started off on
Friday with our homecoming parade. When the band struck off, chills ran
up my spine. Memories came flooding back of days so long ago. The parade
wound from the ORS to downtown & back on what was the 'traditional'
route. It was considerably shorter than the march to the high school.
We will most likely go back to the HS route.
The game, though
we had nothing to do with, was a success in that the Tigers increased
their record to 6-0 after trouncing the Eustace Bulldogs, 54-10. WE saw
many exes at the game & had a good night visiting at the tent.
Saturday morning saw 32 golfers tee off for our 4th Annual Golf
Tournament & Fund Raiser at Indian Oaks Golf Course in Peeltown. The
winning team, with a score of 56, was comprised of 90's alumni, Dustin
Youngman, Justin King, Chris Cox & Kyle Harris winning $400, which
they kindly donated back to the association. Rick Vieregge
. Class of '73, somehow pulled off the closest to the pin trick & won $100, also
donated back to the association. Longest drive winner for the 2nd
consecutive year was Jason Green . Class of '93, & he donated $50 of his $100 winnings back to the association.
No one was close to the hole in one this time.
Later in the evening the annual reunion banquet kicked off with
catering by Ochoa's. There were 140 exes in attendance ranging from 1940
to 2007. Oldest in attendance again this year was Inez Tanner Green,
with Walter Jackson & Travis Robertson taking oldest males in attendance from the class of 1947. Jana Scot Pugh, Class of 1986, & Jeff Sneed,
Class of 1980, were recognized as youngest though we did have a younger
ex in Merideth Armstrong, Class of 2007, who was forced there by her
mom, Julie Royall Armstrong.
Traveling the farthest to attend was Jeanne Barnett Gillispie all the
way from Tuscon. We also had attendees from Louisiana & Georgia. The
program was outstanding as several exes were inducted into the Malakoff
Historical Society's Sports Hall of Fame. This years inductees were Roy
Gunnels, Donald Jordan, Deartis Nickerson, & Elvis Rogers. Followed
by this ceremony, the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year award was
presented, posthumously, to Donald Jordan, Class of 1956. His wife,
Sharlene Jordan & brothers, Edward Jordan & Marcus Becky Jordan
were in attendance to accept. The unveiling of the Distinguished Alumni
Award name plaque will be kept at a permanent location for the future.
Current names on the plaque are, Kenneth Andrews, Homer Ray Trimble
& Donald Jordan. The weekend ended with a crispness in the air as several of us enjoyed the picnic at the Flagg House. The iPad winner was drawn by Terri Price Shelton & the winner was, Velma Wommack of Corsicana.
Bottom line, this was THE BEST reunion & most successful we have
conducted in the last 4 years. We raised a lot of money for good causes. It looks like a record year in
terms of money raised. Between dues, memorial donations, the golf tourney & the
iPad raffle, we raised more than $10, 000! After expenses, we will realize a net of $5000 which will support our scholarships and
other donations to local non-profits.
Recipients of donations from 2012 included the Malakoff Education Foundation, Malakoff Historical Society, Malakoff Special Olympics, & the Malakoff Volunteer Fire Department.
We hope to get more younger Tiger exes involved as we
need your help & support to be able to continue into the future.
Contact your class officers to plan to attend our events together as a
class. We know how difficult it is to plan & fund a class reunion. Very few attend & the financial burden is often absorbed by one or two.
Consider starting a scholarship fund within your class.
more ideas and assistance to make this a memorable weekend for all Tiger exes!
Maybe we can sponsor other alumni events but
we need your help. Alumni football, basketball, softball, band, volleyball, etc.
looking into sponsoring a new event next year, geo caching.
Using a GPS
to find 'treasures' hidden around Malakoff. If you know anything about this past time, there are already numerous 'treasures' hidden around Malakoff.
Thanks to all our sponsors, whom without them, the financial burden of the association would be solely on members pocket books.
TO OUR TIGER SPIRIT SPONSORS!
BACON AUTO RANCH
CEDAR LAKE HOME & HEALTH HOSPICE
CITIZEN'S NATIONAL BANK
CITY OF MALAKOFF
EAST TEXAS SCREEN PRINTING
FIRST STATE BANK
FROM THE HEART FLOWERS
HERNANDEZ MEXICAN RESTAURANT
INDIAN OAKS GOLF COURSE
MALAKOFF INSURANCE AGENCY
LILLY ENTERPRISES, KEVIN & JEANNEANE LILLY
NOAH'S ARK CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
OCHOA'S MEXICAN RESTAURANT
PIT STOP OIL & LUBE
STATE FARM INSURANCE
TANNER MOTOR CO.
TEENA DILLARD, SSDI ADVOCATE
TUSCANY SPA & SALON
SHOP LOCALLY & SHOP OFTEN.
SUPPORT THESE FINE LOCAL BUSINESSES!
A Special THANK YOU to MISD, Randy Perry, Martin Brumbit, Randy Webb, Ronnie Sparks, Rodney & Tracey Talbert, National Honor Society member.
Thank you to everyone that worked
& attended this years reunion!
You are AWESOME & truly exhibit the Tiger spirit!
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