The typical, annual events held at Brownwood High School homecoming are usually plenty to attract ex-students to the celebration, but this year, there’s even more.

The Brownwood Lions made statewide headlines last weekend when they defeated previously No. 1-ranked Copperas Cove on their home field. That certainly has caught the attention of Brownwood alumni everywhere, and more than ever, it would seem, they will want to see in person this year’s version of the Maroon and White perform.

But another major event in the life of Brownwood High will take place Saturday morning. Dorothy McIntosh, for years the school district’s choral director, will be honored in a ceremony naming the campus’ new fine art center in her name. The decision was made by the Brownwood school board two years ago after plans for the complex were developed as part of a massive renovation funded by a 2005 bond issue. Now with the facility nearing completion, the school district will make it official.

Several generations of Miss Mac’s former students will be on hand, and the public is invited to join them at 10 a.m. It would be appropriate for the community to turn out in large numbers, given the influence the honoree has had on so many Brownwood students and the contributions she has made to enhance the enjoyment of fine arts through many decades. It would be appropriate as well because it was former students who made the recommendation that the fine arts center bear her name.

Miss Mac started her teaching career at Blanket in 1941, and came to Brownwood’s old South Elementary the next year. She taught seven years at the elementary level and 37 years at high school. The impact this special educator on Brownwood has been significant, and it will be ongoing. This recognition is just a small way those who know and love Miss Mac can express their appreciation for her lifetime of contributions.

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