Prospect High School Graduating Class of 1974
40th Reunion Set for August 2014
The 1974 graduating class of Prospect High School, Mt. Prospect, IL will Re-U-Knight as they celebrate the 40th Reunion of the class with activities on August 1 & 2, 2014. From a tour of Prospect High School, to a day at the races, to a night on the town, there is something for everyone interested in reconnecting with former classmates. Details for the weekend can be found on www.PHSKnights1974.com.
Friday, August 1
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tour of Prospect High School. Walk the halls, locate your old locker, check out the theater, sit on “the ledge,” visit the field house or the old “smoking lot,” etc. The committee has arranged for the ’74 graduates to stroll around Prospect to reminisce and relive the good times.
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
All interested graduates and their families are welcome to join fellow classmates at Arlington Park International Race Course, 2200 W. Euclid Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL. General Admission opens at 11:00 am but we’ll meet at 1:00 pm and the first race will be at 3:00 pm. There is no charge other than taking care of your own admission, food and beverage. The Prospect Reunion Committee will have signs posted so classmates can gather in the same section to enjoy the races.
7:00 pm – 1:00 am
Everyone is invited to stop by for a drink, music and munchies at classmate Mike Barra’s establishment, Mac’s On Slade at 117 W. Slade Street, Palatine, IL, 847-907-9621. Food and drinks will be on an individual basis.
Saturday, August 2
7:00 pm – 12:00 am
The main event of the weekend will take place at the Metropolis Ballroom, 6 S. Vail Street, Arlington Heights, IL. Tickets are $75 per person if paid by June 1. Tickets may be purchased after June 1 for $90 per person and will be $100 if purchased at the door. Interested classmates can help the committee meet financial obligations by purchasing tickets by February 28, 2014.
The ticket price includes a printed booklet with updated contact information for the Class of ’74 plus two drink tickets and multiple food and carving stations for a variety of meal choices. “We wanted to provide a less formal atmosphere with more food options than you might have at a formal sit-down dinner,” said reunion committee chair Kevin Kelley. “We’re a pretty social group and wanted to make it easier for everyone to move around the room and visit with as many friends as possible.”
In addition to the two drink tickets included in the ticket price, a cash bar will be available with domestic and imported beers, as well as wines, mixed drinks and premium liquor from $5 to $7. A compilation of tunes from the 70’s will play throughout the evening and any special requests for a favorite song should be sent to Mike Barone, firstname.lastname@example.org by March 1. According to Barone, “we’ll be playing the Billboard Hot Singles from 1970, 71, 72, 73 and 74; the years we were in school.”
If you are interested in attending the reunion, visit the class website at www.PHSKnights1974.com to register and obtain more information about events and tickets.
For those coming in from out of town, the committee has made arrangements with several hotels in the area.
Hampton Inn (Randhurst)
Reference: Prospect High School Reunion
$ 99.00 p/n + taxes
Holiday Inn (near Randhurst)
Reference: Prospect Reunion
$ 79.00 p/n + taxes
Reference: room block Prospect H.S. Reunion
$ 99.00 p/n + taxes
For more information about the Class of ’74 Prospect High School Reunion or to join the planning committee, contact Kevin Kelley at Kevink8@comcast.net or visit the class website at www.PHSKnights1974.com.