PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) - In Jackson County, a lot of culture and history is combining for a big high school reunion.
The Pascagoula Negro Carver High School Reunion is taking place at what is now the Aaron Jones Family Interactive Center.
Thursday afternoon, dozens of alum gathered on the campus to kick off the weekend. The group lit a ceremonial reunion flame symbolizing their lasting bond.
Several decades of alumnus were present for the opening ceremony. Alumni president Andrew Jackie Elly says there's something special that kept them all together for so long.
"I actually believe it's from when we went to school here. Our teachers gave us a sense of togetherness and sense of family," said Elly. "We've carried that on throughout the years and that's what makes us the successful group we are today. "
The class of 1970 was the last class to graduate from the school.