DDE Class of 1997 - 25th Reunion

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DDE Class of 1997 - 25th Reunion DDE Class of 1997 | Reunion Weekend

DATE

September 9th, 2022
(ending September 11th, 2022)

location

City of Blue Island

Invited Classes

1997

About Event

Hey Cardinals! We are set for all activities to be 100% hosted in BLUE ISLAND during Reunion Weekend. There's a little bit of something for everyone.

Check out EVENTS to see details posted about confirmed locations and ticket $ for....
DDE Campus Tour - Friday
Homecoming Game - Friday
Cheers & Beers - Friday
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Wiffleball & Picnic in the Park - Saturday
Reunion Party - Saturday
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Farewell Fiesta - Sunday

***RSVP by 09/01/22***

Hotel recommendations are also posted for those returning home from out of state.

Looking forward to seeing everyone September 9th-11th, 2022!

DDE Class of 1997 - 25th Reunion HOTEL RECOMMENDATIONS | Reunion Weekend

DATE

September 9th, 2022
(ending September 11th, 2022)

Invited Classes

1997

About Event

Need a place to stay during Reunion Weekend?

Listed are the top 3 hotel recommendations most near Blue Island and reunion activities.

Recommended Hotels

DoubleTree Inn by Hilton Alsip
5000 W 127th St, Alsip, IL 60803

Hilton Chicago/Oak Lawn
9333 S Cicero Ave, Oak Lawn, IL 60453

Holiday Inn Express Crestwood
13330 S Cicero Ave, Crestwood, IL 60418

*Contact hotel directly for availability and reservations.

DDE Class of 1997 - 25th Reunion "Kids in the Hall" | DDE Campus Tour

DATE

September 9th, 2022 5:15pm - 6:30pm

location

Dwight D. Eisenhower H.S.
12700 Sacramento Avenue , Blue Island , Illinois , 60406

Invited Classes

1997

About Event

Do you have your hall pass?
Take a walk down the halls and memory lane one more time to check out our old stomping ground's new renovations.

Meet fellow Alumni near the Pool doors between 5:15-5:30p to receive your wrist bracelet to enter. Guided tour will begin at 5:30p, end by 6:30p.

*Stick around after the tour to join the homecoming celebrations and cheer for our 2022 Cardinals as they play against the Richards Bulldogs. LETS GO CARDS!

COST: $0

PARKING: DDE parking lot (entrance off of 127th) or Burr Oak Bowl parking lot (be safe crossing 127th).

*All are welcome! Spouses, Significant Others and little Cards too.

***RSVP by 09/01/22***

DDE Class of 1997 - 25th Reunion "Friday Night Lights" Homecoming Game | DDE v. Richards Bulldogs

DATE

September 9th, 2022 7:00pm - 9:00pm

location

Dwight D. Eisenhower High School
12700 S. Sacramento Avenue , Blue Island , Illinois , 60406

Invited Classes

1997

About Event

Break out your "Red & White" to cheer "and shout with all your power" for our mighty, mighty Cardinals from Eisenhower!

Kick-off is 7:00p. Don't forget to wear your Red/White spirit. Designated seating area for Alumni will be in the Cardinals bleacher section between the 20 & 30 yard lines.

COST: $3 per person

FYI: DDE Stadium Tickets + Concession Stand are CASH ONLY.

PARKING: DDE parking lot (entrance off of 127th) or Burr Oak Bowl parking lot (be safe crossing 127th)

*All are welcome! Spouses, Significant Others and little Cards too.

***RSVP by 09/01/22***

DDE Class of 1997 - 25th Reunion "Cheers & Beers" | Post Homecoming Rally

DATE

September 9th, 2022 9:30pm
(ending September 10th, 2022)

location

Natural Law Cocktail Club
13404 Old Western Avenue , Blue Island , Illinois , 60406

ticket prices

Cardinals Drink Package - $ 25.00

Invited Classes

1997

About Event

Celebrate with us after the Varsity Homecoming football game and raise your glass to the Fighting Cardinals of '97!

The "Cardinals Drink Package" is $25.00 per person to enjoy domestic beer, wine & well drinks; first pour starts at 9:30p, last call at 12:30am.

Cool off inside at one of our reserved tables to toss back some brews or play a few rounds of "bags", beer pong or relax fireside within the NL patio.

COST: $25 per person

PARKING: Public parking available along Old Western Avenue.

*ADULTS ONLY. Hosting establishment permits 21+years and older.
Spouses and Significant Others are welcome.

***RSVP by 09/01/22***

DDE Class of 1997 - 25th Reunion "Cardinals in the Outfield" | Wiffleball Game & Picnic in the Park

DATE

September 10th, 2022 12:00pm - 3:00pm

location

Memorial Park
12750 Highland Avenue , Blue Island , Illinois , 60406

ticket prices

B.Y.O.P | Bring Your Own Picnic - $ 0.97

Invited Classes

1997

About Event

This is a family friendly pre-reunion event for everyone to enjoy a day together and introduce some old friends to new faces.

Join us near the Lower Pavilion (across from the yellow Goal Post) for a B.Y.O.P. (Bring Your Own Picnic). Pack up your favorite goodies, cooler full of ice and drinks, sun screen, tailgate tent or umbrella, folding chairs and blankets for a fun "picnic in the park".

Don't forget to dust off that old jersey and get ready to play a timeless game of wiffleball and show us "you've still got it". GO CARDS!

Adding to the fun, '97 alumnus, DJ Akari (formerly known as Anthony Foard) is bringing back some old school jams and show casing his skills at the "Cardinals in the Outfield" picnic. It's going to be an epic afternoon that you won't want to miss.

COST: B.Y.O.P.

PARKING: Public parking available along Highland Avenue.

*All are welcome! Spouses, Significant Others and little Cards too.

***RSVP by 09/01/22***

DDE Class of 1997 - 25th Reunion "Come As You Are" | Reunion Party

DATE

September 10th, 2022 8:00pm
(ending September 11th, 2022)

location

Rock Island Public House
13328 Old Western Avenue , Blue Island , Illinois , 60406

ticket prices

Individual Bar Tabs - $ 0.97

Invited Classes

1997

About Event

"Come As You Are" and welcome old friends beyond the "Red Curtain" to enjoy a reserved area exclusively to the Class of '97. All Alumni will have full access throughout Rock Island Public House's indoor and outdoor areas to celebrate comfortably.

COST: Individual bar tabs.

ATTIRE: Wear whatever makes you feel like a million bucks! Casual or fancy, there's no dress code or judgement. Its about YOU having fun and reconnecting with old friends.

PARKING: Public parking available along Old Western Avenue.

*ADULTS ONLY. The hosting establishment only permits 21+ years and older.
Spouses and Significant Others are more than welcome.

***RSVP by 09/01/22***

DDE Class of 1997 - 25th Reunion "I Will Remember You" | Farewell Fiesta

DATE

September 11th, 2022 11:30am - 1:30pm

location

Mario's Tacos
13325 Old Western Avenue , Blue Isand , Illinois , 60406

ticket prices

Individual Dining Checks - $ 0.97

Invited Classes

1997

About Event

It seems like no B.I. party is really over until you close out the celebrations with tacos & tequila at Mario's.

Join us for final hugs and smiles over a casual lunch with friends and memories never forgotten.

Cardinals of '97 are designated for seating in the beautiful Garden Patio

COST: Individual Dining Checks

PARKING: Public parking available along Old Western Avenue.

*All are welcome! Spouses, Significant Others and little Cards too.

***RSVP by 09/01/22***

DDE Class of 1997 - 25th Reunion
Reunion Committee

Classmates

Recent Comments

Nicolette Rockwell '97 said:

Hey Cardinals! We are 100% set for all activities to be hosted in BLUE ISLAND during Reunion Weekend. There's a little bit of something for everyone.

Check out EVENTS to see details posted about confirmed locations and ticket $ for....
DDE Campus Tour - Friday
Homecoming Game - Friday
Beers & Cheers - Friday
-----------
Wiffleball & Picnic in the Park - Saturday
Reunion Party - Saturday
-----------
Farewell Fiesta - Sunday

***RSVP by 09/01/22***

Hotel recommendations are also posted for those returning home from out of state.

Looking forward to seeing everyone September 9th-11th, 2022!

Posted June 15th, 2022

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Nicolette Rockwell '97 said:

Hey Cardinals!

I hope that you're excited to reunite with old friends as much as I am. As the summer passes, I'll be sure to keep you all up to date on events and details leading up to reunion weekend (Sept 9 + Sep 10). In the meantime, spread the word to fellow classmates that might not be on social media to see posts on Facebook.

See you soon!

- Nicolette (formerly Nikki Kaapke)

Posted June 6th, 2022

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