Athens Review, Athens, Texas

January 22, 2013

FHAA continues service to city

Special to the Review
The Athens Review

Athens — The Fisher High Alumni Association, Inc. provided Christmas grocery boxes for 60 families on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012.

The boxes contained a turkey and trimmings, vegetables and staples to complete the preparation for a wholesome meal.

This project was initiated two years ago as a means to give back to the community. Each year the FHAA has declared it to be a success with the help of some local churches and several civic and social organizations.

The FHAA, located at 910 North Needmore Street in Athens, issued the boxes from 10 a.m. until noon with many volunteers to help with packing and distribution of the boxes.

This event was the second of two community projects since October.

On October 20, the Class of 1960 sponsored a barbecue cookout for the community. This event provided an opportunity for schoolmates to get together and reminisce about their days at Fisher High School, which was located on the same ground until 1965.

On Feb. 23, FHAA will sponsor a college-bound workshop for high school students and students who are currently enrolled in college and/or vocational school and wish to apply for financial aid.

Interested students are urged to attend this workshop. For more information, contact Vernella Readus at 510-301-6939 as soon as possible.

FHAA is also conducting a membership drive for former students of Fisher High School and/or Bishop Heights Elementary School and descendants to become actively involved in keeping the legacy of the two institutions alive and providing opportunities for the youth of Athens.

For more information concerning the organization, please contact Myra Burns at 972-223-2078.

The first quarterly meeting of the FHAA Board of Directors was held Jan. 12. All interested alumni are invited to attend the next meeting, March 9.