The Statesboro High School Class of 1987 came back together Saturday night which was 35 years from the exact day they graduated, June 4, 1987.

Class of 1987 sweethearts, Leah Cannon Barron and her husband Jimmy Barron, coordinated the reunion. The reunion was held at fellow SHS 1987 classmate Franklin Dismuke’s Eagle Creek Brewery in downtown Statesboro.

Jimmy’s “little sister”, Wendy Barron Durden, provided entertainment for the reunion, keeping those “oldies” from the 80’s going all evening long.

They still had some moves, but not quite like they did in 1987. It was a wonderful night of reacquainting old friendships and sharing memories.

Chris Prince winning trophy

A special treat was provided by classmate Chris Prince owner of Cool Cat Sportfishing in Hilton Head. He and some of his friends won the 35th Hilton Head Island Food and Beverage fishing tournament earlier in the day.

He brought some of the fresh catch of the day and Franklin Dismuke’s mother Gail Dismuke, who commands the kitchen at Eagle Creek Brewery, fried up “fish fingers” for everyone to enjoy. It was a perfect appetizer to get the evening started.

Classmates also took time to remember the members of the class who had passed away since graduation.

class of 1987

My wife, Lori Hutchison Grice was a proud member of the Class of 1987.

Class of 1987

Even though I was MUCH older than her and attending Georgia Southern College, I was smart enough to take her to her Senior Prom in 1987.

Class of 1987
Lori Hutchinson and DeWayne Grice SHS prom 1987 Credit: Bruce O'Donnell

Thanks to Jimmy, Leah and Franklin for putting together a wonderful night where great memories were made.

Herschel DeWayne Grice is the founder of Grice Connect an online news and information company in Statesboro, Georgia. DeWayne has been active in the media for over three decades. He brings a unique insight...