With the disappointment of narrowly missing out on being crowned winners of the 2011 boys ISSA track and field games still fresh in our minds, the Atlanta chapter of Kingston College Old Boys Association were still very upbeat as we gathered to celebrate the 86th anniversary of the founding of Kingston College. True to our motto "The brave may fall but, never yield", members exhibited a sense of pride and stature as we mingled with the congregation of The Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross prior to the start of Worship.
We were blessed with a very warm and sunny day on April 10th, 2011; a reflection of things to follow. The Rector of "Holy Cross," Rev. Dr. Brian Jemmott, included the presence of the Old Boys in his opening presentation to the congregation. During Worship service, Father Brian invited the members and their family to the Alter for a special blessing, asking Gods guidance for us as we continue to follow a path of service and dedication in the field of education.
As Worship drew close to ending and, during greetings and salutations, the senior Warden again acknowledged our presence, even identifying us as "the boys wearing Purple and White ties", to hearty laughter and resounding applause. This provided the signal for us to initiate stage two of our celebration of Founders Day…being hosts of an after service brunch, where we would dutifully serve food and refreshments donated by members of the Atlanta chapter.
Tables and chairs were set out by the "Old Boys" in the adjacent Royall Hall and, president of Holy Cross Men's Club Mr. Bill Day, graciously led us in prayer, giving thanks for the fare. As customary, our beautiful wives and fiancés took up positions at the food serving stations.
We commend them all for providing us with their unswerving support and, it goes without saying that we appreciate the hard work of Maggie Miller, Yvonne Barton, Beryl Whyte, Joan Hector and Alicia Adams, who under demanding conditions, served a scrumptious meal with such ease and grace that made the Kingston College Old Boys present look on in proud admiration.
The Atlanta chapter of Kingston College Old Boys Association thank Father Brian and the Holy Cross congregation for so warmly receiving us and, look forward to celebrating Founders day 2012 with them.