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Brundidge TSU Alumni

chapter continues work

By JAINE TREADWELL

Features Editor

April 29, 2000 10 PM

The Brundidge Chapter of the Troy State Alumni Association is inviting everyone to "rock ‘n roll" with them into the new century.

Randy Ross, president of the chapter, said the 160-plus members have set on a course that will lead them "upward and onward" as they tag along for one of the most historic rides in TSU history.

"We are excited to be a part of the excitement and growth of our university," Ross said. "Our main purpose is to promote Troy State University throughout the year. We support them in athletics, in the arts and in academics. We are happy to be a part of the university’s scholarship program. This year, our first as an alumni chapter, we will be awarding two $500 scholarships to deserving high school seniors in our area."

In order to fund these scholarship, Ross said the Brundidge TSU alumni chapter has planned several fund raising activities.

"We will begin with a "Rock ‘n Roll Review," Friday, May 5 at the historic Peanut Butter Barn on Main Street in Brundidge.

The fun will get rolling with a Bingo party from 6 until 8 p.m. Then the music will get things rocking with tunes from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s.

"The dance will be like an old sock hop and we’ll do all kinds of dancing," Ross said. "The Peanut Butter Barn is known for line dancing but we won’t be line dancing this time. This is a ’50s kind of dance so we’ll be doing everything from the bop to the twist with a lot of slow dancing between. If you like to dance, we guarantee a good time."

Light refreshments will be served.

Admission to the dance is $5 per person with all proceeds going the scholarship fund.

"In addition to bingo and the dance, we’ll be selling chances on an autographed football," Ross said. "This is going to be a fun night for TSU supporters and we encourage all members of our alumni chapter to be there and we invited everyone who enjoys a good time to join us."