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Jackson Newspapers - Ripley, WV
  • RvHS Alumni Banquet speaker announced

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  • RAVENSWOOD - Ravenswood High School’s 116th Alumni Banquet speaker will be Patricia (Pat) McCarthy from the Class of 1964. The banquet will be on Saturday, May 24, at the high school cafeteria. Social hour begins at 5 p.m. with a catered dinner to follow at 6 p.m.
    Ms. McCarthy now lives in Kannapolis, North Carolina. Her Class of 1964 will be celebrating their 50th reunion with those attending the banquet and had 88 students graduate from the class.
    After graduation, Pat attended Marshall University where she majored in English and Speech. Due to her father’s health, after completing her sophomore year, the family left West Virginia and moved to St. Petersburg, Florida
    In 1967, Pat married Andy Maloney, who completed his sophomore year at Ravenswood before transferring to Bardstown, Kentucky. The couple were blessed with three children: Patrick, Korrie and Shannon. Though the marriage ended in 1974, they remain close friends and enjoy their nine grandchildren who live in North Carolina and Florida.
    In addition to living in Florida, Pat also lived and worked in Maryland, Georgia, West Virginia and North Carolina over the last 50 years. In 1988, at the age of 42, while working full-time, with two teenagers at home, she enrolled in Florida Southern College, Lakeland, and attained a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications.
    Her work included positions in human resources at the corporate office of Harris Teeter (grocers) and at CCBCC, the country’s second-largest Coca-Cola bottlers. Her most enjoyable positions were her years spent as administrative assistant to the Rector at a mid-sized Episcopal Church and as an on-air disc jockey at a small AM Christian radio station, both of these in North Carolina.
    Tickets for the banquet are $20 per person and pre-registration is strongly encouraged. There are several ways to turn in your reservation. You can mail your reservation to: Michele Berger Ritchie, 723 down The Long Dr., Ravenswood, WV 26164 or e-mail mlritchie@suddenlink.net.; contact members by phone: Michele Ritchie at 304-273-4395 or Ethel Shockey Lemley at 304-273-3320 or office 304-273-9301 or Facebook your reservation to Patty Smith (Class of 1963).
    Come see alumni from throughout the years and support scholarships future are RvHS alumni. The high school cafeteria located on South Ritchie Street in Ravenswood.

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