Gala Letter for Alums

April 7, 2016

Greetings fellow classmates,

The 50th Anniversary Gala for the Historic William Hooper Councill High School will be held August 12-13, 2016. The Steering Committee (Brenda Barley Chunn, Chair) is working tirelessly to ensure that a “golden” time will be had by all.

The Huntsville Marriott (5 Tranquility Base – Huntsville, AL 35805 – 256.830.2222) will serve as our headquarters. All events will be held there. If you require lodging, please make your reservations no later than July 22nd, in order to receive the discounted rate of $109.48 (tax included). Please inform the reservationist that you are with the William Hooper Councill High School Reunion.

In order for you to properly plan for this event, the following agenda has been provided:

  • Friday – August 12, 2016

Alumni Hospitality Check-In  (6:00pm until 8:00pm)

  • Saturday – August 13, 2016

Legacy Celebration Brunch (10:00am until 12:00pm); Attire – Business Casual

William Hooper Councill High School Site Tour (OPTIONAL – 1:00pm until 2:00pm)

Class Photos (5:00pm until 5:45pm)

Legacy Celebration Gala (6:00pm until 10:00pm); Attire – Semiformal

The cost for this event is only $75.00 per person (alumni, guest, etc.). Ticket sales have already begun and may be purchased by contacting your Class Liaison, Committee Chair or Co-Chair listed below. All advance ticket purchases will be available for pick up during the Alumni Hospitality Check-In. If you were an attendee or graduate and your class does not appear on the list, you may contact any one of the liaison committee members. 

In closing, thank you for choosing to be a part of a great celebration for all of us who call William Hooper Councill High School “alma mater”. In the event you are unable to attend, we encourage you to please send a donation to assist us in reaching our preservation and restoration goals.

Kindest regards,

Joyce Dickerson Martin

Class Liaison Chair


Catherine Madry Stewart

Class Liaison Co-Chair



1956 –Willie Leslie Lightford                                         (256) 852-2596                          

1957 – Laura Ford Clift                                                    (256) 859-2190                          

1958 – Josephine Lightford Robinson                         (256) 694-9371                          

1959 – Carol Howard Scott                                             (256) 852-8111                          

1960 – Dorothy Ford Matthews                                    (256) 851-7544                          

1961 – Joyce Dickerson Martin                                     (256) 464-5891                          

1962 – Olivia McDonald Brandon                               (256) 837-0860                          

1963 – Arthur McDonald                                               (256) 527-8145                          

1964 – Patricia Drake Williams                                    (256) 653-9564                          

1965 – Leatrice Conley Gradford                                 (256) 859-0513                          

1966 – Catherine Madry Stewart                                 (256) 859-2067