Deep Creek High School Class Reunion Is Happening, Join the Class of 1973 50th Reunion Now!

Class of 1973 50th Reunion Class of 1973 50th Reunion


September 16th, 2023 2:30pm - 6:00pm


Deep Creek Ruritans Beef Fest
lzaak Walton League park off Shipyard Road. , Chesapeake , Virginia , 23323

Invited Classes

All Classes

About Event

Dear Classmates,
Your class reunion committee members have been discussing our upcoming 50th reunion and all agreed to have it at the Deep Creek Ruritan Club Beef Fest, as we did our 45th class reunion
For those of you not familiar with the Beef Fest, it is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Ruritan Club. It will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2023 at the lzaak Walton League Park on Shipyard Road. The menu consists of slow-cooked barbecued beef gently basted with a special sauce. Side dishes, including baked beans and coleslaw, are also served along with rolls and desserts. There is plenty of iced tea and lemonade to drink, and if anyone wants anything stronger, there is a beer truck and a "hospitality tent" with well-brand mixed drinks. There is also a live band. This year’s band is Brasswind ( All of this is offered for only $35 per person. Also, attire at the Beef Fest is strictly informal (jeans, shorts, t-shirts and sandals).
All of the money that the Ruritans raise from the event goes right back into the Deep Creek community in the form of scholarships for Deep Creek High School graduates along with many other activities including support for the fire and police departments and veterans' groups. They give $10,000 each year to the EDMARC Hospice for Children, sponsor "Clean the Bay Day" in Deep Creek each year, and support all Deep Creek youth sports leagues. The Ruritans do all the work. They prepare the food, setup the site, hire the band, and clean up afterwards. Most important, they make some money to help the Deep Creek community. Additionally, they will provide us an alumni party tent at the site where we can gather to eat and share in the fellowship of the day.
Reunion Details
Saturday, September 16th:
2:30 — 6:00 p.m. — Deep Creek Ruritan Club Beef Fest at the lzaak Walton League park off Shipyard Road. For those of you not familiar with the area, just follow the purple and white directional signs from "downtown Deep Creek" to the Beef Fest location.

Ticket Information:
Send a #10 (4.13 X 9.5) self-addressed stamped envelope along with a check or money order ($35 per person) payable to: Deep Creek Ruritan Club, 428 Willow Bend Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23323. (Please add “Class of 1973” in the memo line of the check).
If you aren’t sure whether you can make the date, you can purchase tickets at the gate on September 16th for $40 per person.
We hope you can join with us. Please also share this information via social media in hopes of reaching those that we do not have contact information for. If you have any questions, please contact Bobby Gettier by email: or by phone/text: 757-681-5820
Bobby Gettier
Muriel (Perkins) Barefield
Denise (Bost) Harrell
Ed Elliott
Judy (Stanton) Katz
Lisa (Beckman) Cloud
Dudley Melton
Mary Cottrill
P.S. We are checking on when the DCHS Football Homecoming Game will be and will provide those details as soon as we can.

Class of 1973 50th Reunion
Reunion Committee