Friday, June 14, 2013
The HRVHS Class of 1973 will hold its 40-year reunion Aug. 16-18.
The weekend will kick off with a Friday night meet-and-greet at the Elks Lodge, Third and Cascade in downtown Hood River, beginning at 6 p.m. and going into the night. There will be a no-host bar and entertainment, and dinner will be available for purchase.
Saturday will feature dinner and dancing at Divots restaurant at Indian Creek Golf Course, with social hour at 6 p.m. and dinner and dancing to live music beginning at 7 p.m.
Admission is free but $10 donations at the door are appreciated.
There is a potluck picnic tentatively scheduled for Sunday.
For more information or to RSVP email email@example.com or call 541-386-9434.
The Wy’east High School Class of 1963 is planning its 50-year reunion for the weekend of July 20 and 21.
The event will open with a banquet Saturday evening at the Best Western Hood River Inn and will end with a Sunday potluck picnic at Toll Bridge Park.
The Parkdale-Wy’east Reunion will join the class at the park on Sunday and anyone graduating from Wy’east between 1952 and 1970 is invited, including teachers who taught during that period.
The costs are as follows: Weekend: Couples, $79, singles: $39; Dinner only: Couples, $79, singles: $39; Picnic only: Donation; Booklet and digital picture only: $4 (All costs include digital color class picture e-mailed to you and a booklet.) A few partial or full scholarships are available.
R.S.V.P.s were due by June 1; contact Ellen (Beers) Anthony at firstname.lastname@example.org to see whether late registration is possible. Checks should be made out to Class of 1963 Wy’east and sent to Ellen (Beers) Anthony at 811 Pine St., Hood River, OR 97031.
The Wy’east High School class of 1968 is planning its 45-year class reunion for the weekend of Aug. 17 and 18. There will be a dinner at the Elks Lodge in Hood River at 7 p.m. with a social gathering starting at 5:30. On Sunday there will be a potluck picnic at a local park.
RSVPs were requested by May 15; contact Larry Elliott at 6030 Covey Road, Parkdale, Ore., or by email at email@example.com to see whether late registration is possible.
The Wy’east High School Class of 1969 has set its reunion dates and is seeking classmate contacts. The class did not get a 40th reunion organized in 2009, but is this year planning a reunion recognizing the 44th year since graduation and the benchmark of reaching the age of “Social Security Eligibility.”
This relaxed and casual event, focusing on offering an opportunity to reconnect with classmates and “catch up,” will be held Sept. 6-7, beginning with an informal Friday evening gathering in Hood River and continuing with a Saturday evening banquet at the Best Western Hood River Inn.
Details will be emailed and mailed to class members soon. The reunion organizing committee is still seeking the current contact email and mailing addresses of numerous class members.
Anyone having contact information for one or more far-flung Wy’east Class of 1969 members is asked to email classmate contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Terri Vann at 541-490-6557 or Davinne McKeown-Ellis at 541-386-4475. Please leave a message if there is no answer.
The Hood River Valley High School Class of 1974 will hold its annual mini-reunion July 13 on the patio at Divots restaurant at Indian Creek Golf Course, beginning at 6 p.m.
The event is a no-host, casual get-together, and members of surrounding classes are welcome. A count would be helpful for planning purposes; please contact Kim Kerr Lelli at KKReunion74@aol.com.
Do you have a reunion planned for this summer? Send details to email@example.com or mail in care of Esther K. Smith to Hood River News, P.O. Box 319, Hood River, OR 97031.
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