It was a memory –filled weekend with Checotah alumni having events all over the community.
Friday night alumni met at the Katy Depot as Imogene (Frazier) Duvall and CLPS volunteers hosted a night of reminiscing as alumni looked through old yearbooks, read old essays written by former Checotah students and told stories from their childhood to high school days.
On Saturday morning, alumni gathered again for co e at the Katy and to congratulate Tim Frame for being chosen the 2023 Significant Alumni for all his contributions to the community and the Checotah Landmark Preservation Society. Frame’s family also joined him which included several CHS alumni generations. Mike Stidham presented Frame with a plaque and a floral table arrangement.
Doors opened at noon at the Checotah High School as more alumni arrived to visit and have a delicious lunch catered by Sam’s Famous BBQ.
Afterwards some alumni met up with their classmates around the area. The Class of 1969 met at Cody Bob’s off Texanna Road while the Class of 1973 met up at the Sharpe House in Checotah.
Jackie (Dixon) White was tickled that her daddy, Coach Truman Dixon, was still the oldest Checotah alumni at 97 years old. She also was happy to see old classmates who all lived on the same block as she did for all their childhood years.
White stated that though they were pretty ornery, they couldn’t ever get away with anything too bad because all their mothers were good friends and one would tell the others if any of them got into trouble. She was also lining up details about the Class of 1969’s 55th year and wanted all alumni to mark their calendars for the next all-school alumni event already set for June 28-29, 2024.