55-Year Reunion

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TIME TO CONFIRM YOUR ATTENDANCE FOR THE RHS '64 REUNION

REMINDER WITH FINAL AGENDA (9-15-19)

 DATES:  The 55th reunion is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 27--Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, with an early bird gathering at the Courtyard Marriott on Thursday, Sept. 26, for those coming in early. I hope you are making plans to attend as the time is getting very close.

All the 60's classes are invited.  The mini-reunion earlier this year was a success and it was great to visit with so many from the other classes. 

PLEASE EMAIL ME AS SOON AS YOU CAN TO CONFIRM YOUR ATTENDANCE AND DATES WITH CONTACT INFORMATION AND NAMES OF THOSE ATTENDING. MAR@SUDDENLINK.NET. 

THERE IS NO REGISTRATION FEE, BUT IT WOULD HELP WITH PLANNING TO HAVE GENERAL FEEDBACK ON HOW MANY WILL BE ATTENDING THE EVENTS, THAT IS THE REASON I AM REQUESTING RESPONSES FROM ALL THE CLASSES REGARDING ATTENDANCE. 

I HAVE BEEN ASKED WHY WE ARE NOT SCHEDULING ACTIVITIES AT LAKE POINT CONFERENCE CENTER AS WE HAVE IN THE PAST.  ARKANSAS TECH HAS CLOSED LAKE POINT AND IT IS FOR SALE; THEREFORE, WE ARE USING THE NEW COURTYARD MARRIOTT AS A COMMON GATHERING/VISITING SITE AND SEVERAL CLASSMATES HAVE RESERVED ROOMS.  THE HOTEL HAS RECENTLY OPENED IN RUSSELLVILLE AND THEY HAVE A VERY NICE RECEPTION AREA WITH BAR, FOOD, STARBUCKS, BOOTHS, TABLES, ETC. THERE IS A VERANDA WITH FIRE PITS AND NICE FURNISHINGS PERFECT FOR VISITING--MAKING IT A CONVENIENT LOCATION FOR CONNECTING WITH CLASSMATES AS THEY ARRIVE.

COURTYARD MARRIOTT--ASPEN LANE (DIRECTLY OFF THE ATU EXIT ON I-40):  479-968-6000

THE NUCLEAR PLANT OUTAGE WILL BE GOING ON,  BUT THEY WILL HAVE SOME ROOMS AVAILABLE IF BOOKED EARLY.  THEY WILL GIVE US A  DISCOUNT IF YOU LET THEM KNOW YOU ARE WITH THE RHS REUNION.  

HOPFULLY, THE FOLLOWING SCHEDULE OFFERS ENOUGH OPTIONS TO INTEREST EVERYONE IN ATTENDING SOME OR ALL OF THE ACTIVITIES WHILE ALLOWING TIME FOR SMALL GROUP GATHERINGS.

BARBARA HORTON HAS BEEN INSTRUMENTAL IN ARRANGING THE EVENTS AND SHE CAN BE CONTACTED BY EMAIL (ASSTCHIEF446@SUDDENLINK.NET) OR YOU CAN CONTACT ME (MAR@SUDDENLINK.NET) IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR NEED FURTHER INFORMATION. 

Thursday, Sept. 26--Early Bird Arrival:

Those arriving early can meet at the Courtyard Marriott which will be designated as a meet-and-greet location throughout the weekend.  There is a bar and a limited food menu available with plenty of room for visiting both indoor and on the veranda or you may choose to go downtown to the Old Bank, Fat Daddy's, Pasta Grill or to any of the local restaurants around the hotel.     

Friday, Sept. 27

10 a.m.: Brunch at the Old South. Dutch Treat. The back room is reserved. 

This afternoon would be a good time to drive around the high school to see the new facilities (Performing Arts Center, Cyclone Arena, Sports Complex, etc.). No formal visit has been set up.

5:30 p.m.: The Old Bank:  A new annex is available on the lower level and has been reserved for visiting and dinner for those who wish to eat. Dutch Treat.

Saturday, Sept. 28

11 a.m.: Lunch at 3D Cafe (Former Dixie Cafe) located across from the Hampton Inn right off Hwy 7 on 105 E. Harrell Drive. An area has been designated for our group. Dutch Treat. 

5:00 p.m.: Informal gathering at Comfort Inn Suites. Dips, chips, pizza, soft drinks provided (BYOB). No charge. This provides an option for those who may not want to go to the Country Club or just want to stop by and visit on the way to the Club.

6:00 p.m.: The ballroom is reserved at the Russellville Country Club for those who may wish to order dinner (Dutch Treat) with a cash bar available. Dress is casual. Payment for your meal and bar tab can be charged to a credit card or paid with cash.

7-10 p.m.:  A fantastic band has been confirmed. The B Flats is a group of doctors and lawyers from Little Rock who enjoy getting together and playing for special events when their schedules permit.  They played at a recent Arkansas Hospice fund raiser at the Country Club providing music from the 60's and 70's suitable for easy listening and conversation as well as dancing. Attendance is open to everyone who wants to attend with no required charge. Contributions to a cash pool to assist with the fee for the band will be appreciated.

SUNDAY:  No group reservations have been made.  Breakfast is available at the Courtyard Marriott as well as several nearby restaurants, but the Old South is closed on Sundays.



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