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Woolstock celebrates 100 years of George Reeves
Posted: Jan 13 2014 by ppowers

 

The Wright County community of Woolstock celebrated the 100th birthday of George Reeves Sunday afternoon at the Community Building. The event was to have been on Reeves' birthday date of January 5 but the celebration was held Sunday due to the bitter cold weather of a week ago. The visitors in attendance enjoyed birthday cake and refreshments, watched videos highlighting the career of Reeves and a program by event organizer Veronica Guyader focusing of the life and times of the actor who was born in 1914. Reeves lived in Woolstock for a brief time as an infant as he moved with his mother to California. Besides appearing in the 104 episodes of The Adventures of Superman from 1952 to 1958,Reeves appeared in the movies 'Gone With The Wind","Jungle Jim", "From Here to Eternity", "So Proudly We Hail" and the "The Adventures of Sir Galahad".A poster was presented to the Woolstock City Council by Guyader featuring pictures depicting the home where Reeves was born, his birth certificate and the role of Superman. Guyader said there will be a series of monthly events from now until June focusing on the 100th anniversary birth of Reeves. He died in June,1959 at the age of 45.

 

The Wright County community of Woolstock celebrated the 100th birthday of George Reeves Sunday afternoon at the Community Building. The event was to have been on Reeves' birthday date of January 5 but the celebration was held Sunday due to the bitter cold weather of a week ago. The visitors in attendance enjoyed birthday cake and refreshments, watched videos highlighting the career of Reeves and a program by event organizer Veronica Guyader focusing of the life and times of the actor who was born in 1914. Reeves lived in Woolstock for a brief time as an infant as he moved with his mother to California. Besides appearing in the 104 episodes of The Adventures of Superman from 1952 to 1958,Reeves appeared in the movies 'Gone With The Wind","Jungle Jim", "From Here to Eternity", "So Proudly We Hail" and the "The Adventures of Sir Galahad".A poster was presented to the Woolstock City Council by Guyader featuring pictures depicting the home where Reeves was born, his birth certificate and the role of Superman. Guyader said there will be a series of monthly events from now until June focusing on the 100th anniversary birth of Reeves. He died in June,1959 at the age of 45.

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