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Calabar old boys give back

Published:Saturday | March 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Calabar High alumni who graduated in 1985 used a reunion at eatery Truck Stop last weekend to join forces with their old boys' association, COBA, to raise $1 million to spearhead much-needed repairs at the school.

"We have seen the need to help our alma mater in this regard," said Owen K. Ferguson, a member of the class of '85.

"We, the graduates, hope to make this mark by embarking on a series of fund-raising events, the first of which was held last week on February 27," he added.

Originally dubbed an after-Gibson Relays lyme before the school pulled out because of an eligibility penalty linked to last year's edition of the event, the past students still staged the get-together.

The proceeds were given to vice-principal Alrick Moodie in an impromptu ceremony after the reunion. The money is earmarked to facilitate the purchase of whiteboards for Calabar classrooms.

COBA's next big event, dubbed the COBA Link-up, will be held at Peppers nightclub in St Andrew on March 26.

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