60th YEAR REUNION SUMMARY
Dear Classmates...our 60th reunion activities the weekend of August 8-10 kept attendees moving from Friday afternoon through Sunday morning. Maybe too much for some and very tiring for others, but we had good attendance for each gathering.
Starting with lunch at Steak 'n Shake for early-bird arrivals on Friday, we had a very surprising total of about 21 people. We did not see anybody cruising the parking lot....if they were, they were looking for a parking space.
Friday evening, a total of 50 gathered at the Hilton Garden Inn for a reception, along with a couple of classmates from other classes....Bob & Suzanne Slade (CHS 1953), Sharron (Vogt) Vaught (CHS 1956), and Carol Carter...sister of Larry Quirk.
Saturday we met at Houlihan's restaurant at the I Hotel for lunch, with approximately 26 attendees.
Then, the Saturday evening main event for a total of 73 was at the Hilton Garden Inn. Many classmates were still invigorated, but were ready to relax with a nice buffet dinner, including delicious desserts. The program was moderated by Judy (Dawson) Nicolette. A moving Memorial Service was conducted for the 21 classmates lost since our last reunion, which makes an overall total of 78 deceased classmates. Every classmate received a Class Directory and a CHS 1954 souvenir pen light.
Sunday morning breakfast started at 7:00 a.m. at the Hilton Garden American Grill for approximately 22, where we said our good-byes.
In review, this reunion was well received by all....will we strive for a 65th?
The attendance by classmates is a true measure of a successful reunion, and we extend thanks to those classmates who attended from near and far.
Stay healthy and.....Thanks for the Memories.