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I've lost a needle in a haystack before, I've lost my keys before, but how in the world can you lose an elephant?
The Gainesville High School Red Elephant graduating class of 1963 spearheaded a campaign to raise funds to purchase a metal red elephant to be installed on the outside of Gainesville High School's first wing. The fundraiser was successful and the red elephant mascot was mounted on the first wing.
Some years later, the red elephant became missing. The associated lettering still remains and is in our possession today. Fellow class graduate, Bill Morrison, has the words, "Class of 1963" lettering and to most of us in the 1963 class, we'd like to see the red elephant returned so the remaining Class of '63 graduates could possibly have this memorabilia returned to its rightful place at Gainesville High School.
Hopefully this letter will appeal to someone that will reveal the location of the missing red elephant. If anyone has any information concerning this, I would appreciate them calling me at 770-532-4375 or 678-873-9357.
The Gainesville High School Class of '63 is having a Decade Class Reunion (all classes between 1960 and 1970) this year on June 11-12 at the Gainesville Civic Center on Green Street, the same location we use to have all of our high school functions and it would be a nice treat to welcome home the lost red elephant.