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Class of 64 - 60th gathering
Details: Trying to update our class contact information. Please send me your address, Email. phone number. I would like to send out a request for a class gathering this summer. It's been 60 years.
Chuck Thomason 4356 S Cathay Way, Aorora, CO 80015 303-400-0462 (call or text)
When: Undetermined
Invited Classes: 1964
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David Gurwell class of 70
Details: All friends invited to party at VFW hall by woodside golf course brother David Gurwell passed Nov. 4th
When: Saturday, December 9th, 2023 (multiple event dates, click here for full details)
Invited Classes: All Classes
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Class of 73. 50 year reunion.
Location: Vittoria lodge
Details: We have planned a dinner, drinks available. Some surprises. Hopefully we can get as many classmates as possible. I’ll post more details soon.
When: Saturday, August 12th, 2023
Invited Classes: 1973
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Past Reunions:

Celebration of Life for Jimmy Tharp
Jimmy's son will supply food for this get together, to be held at VFW across from Woodside Golf Course, no need to bring anything but yourself
When: Saturday, March 25th, 2023 (multiple event dates, click here for full details)
Invited Classes: All Classes
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Class of 2002 Reunion
Details: It’s our 20yr reunion!! Let’s start making plans!
When: Undetermined
Invited Classes: 2002
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Class of 1971 reunion
Details: I am traveling from Florida with family so need an apartment style home to rent in advance, remind this maybe near State Fair time. This will limit my choices.
When: Undetermined
Invited Classes: 1971
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Saydel Decade Of The 70's Reunion
Location: Vittoria Lodge
Details: $20 at the door if not registered for party only, $35 reservation ahead of time for dinner, cash bar
When: Saturday, July 13th, 2019 (multiple event dates, click here for full details)
Invited Classes: 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979
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Class of 1988
Details: Hi Class of 88! Just trying to get a few more folks who may not be on Facebook to this event. Will be posting a venue at some point. Any questions, feel free to email me at

Jodi Amsden Seymour
When: Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 (multiple event dates, click here for full details)
Invited Classes: 1988
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Saydel Class of 1961 Annual Reunion Dinnter
Details: The date has been set for our 57th Class of 1961 Annual Dinner. All those interested in joining the committee to work out the details of the event please contact Gloria Brumley Frost, Nancy Larsen Lundstrom, Darlene Ballantini Cross, Frank Lenzini or Ken Silver. First organizational gathering for the committee will be in late April, 2018. Everyone welcome, including those who would like to work electronically.
When: Saturday, September 22nd, 2018
Invited Classes: 1961
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Class or 1966
Location: Merry go Round
Details: merry go round bar get together friday evening,
Saturday all Saydel alumni gathering at the clock near admin bldg Ia state Fair Aug 13 1200 noon.
Grand Finale Tursi's Latin King Saturday Aug 13 5PM, cocktails (CASH BAR), 7PM Dinner (25$) plus tax and gratuity, 2200 Hubbell Ave Des Moines 50317. Should have sent in money already
When: Friday, August 12th, 2016 (multiple event dates, click here for full details)
Invited Classes: 1966
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Class of 1976 Reunion
Location: Smokey D's
Details: Social hour starts at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6 pm
When: Saturday, June 4th, 2016 (multiple event dates, click here for full details)
Invited Classes: 1976
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Class of 1961 Annual Reunion Dinner
Location: Prairie Meadows Casino
Details: We had a wonderful time at our 2014 dinner. We're moving the date to late spring for 2015 to give others the opportunity to attend. We enjoy each other's company so much that we have an annual dinner event, the last two years at Prairie Meadows Casino. We will do the same in 2015. Questions? Contact Gloria Frost, Event Chair, or call 319-310-4116. Posted 9/24/14
When: Friday, May 1st, 2015
Invited Classes: 1961
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Saydel class of 1984 Reunion
Location: Smokey D's BBQ Pit
Details: Friday Night is adults only and the cost of $15.00 includes a meal, beverage and room rental. Saturday we will be meeting at Hawkeye Park in Ankeny, Ia. to have an all day picnic for families. A free will donation will be taken at the pavilion. Sloppy Joes, brats/dogs & buns, tea, water & lemonade and paper provided. Please bring a cold side to share and your own cooler for other beverage choices. Bring yard toys, ball gloves, fishing poles, lawn chairs, etc.
When: Friday, July 18th, 2014 (multiple event dates, click here for full details)
Invited Classes: 1984
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Class of 1979 35 Year Reunion
Location: VFW

***Please RSVP NO LATER than Sunday, June 8***
(We need an accurate count in order to have enough food for everyone in attendance!)

Make check payable to: Carla Moon
Mail check to: 6045 Colt Dr. West Des Moines, IA 50266

If you have questions, please contact:
Carla (Wypich) Moon 440-0774
LuAnne (Jenkins) Longo 240-8970

** For those interested, there will be tee times available at Woodland Hills Golf Course beginning at 10am Saturday. Cost to golf is $40. Please call Roxane (Behanish) Simon to reserve: 321-3707.

**In addition, there will be a group tour of Saydel High School at 5pm Saturday. Please arrive at the school 10 minutes early!! We can go straight from the school tour to the reunion.

FRIDAY NIGHT, JUNE 20: There will be an informal gathering at O’Malley’s, 7012 NE 14th St. (the old Rosie’s Tap) at 7:00pm.

When: Saturday, June 21st, 2014
Invited Classes: 1979
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Class of 1959 55th Reunion
Location: Holiday Inn
Details: Casual dress - come and enjoy a fun evening catching up with old classmates - Sally, Myrna, Merlin, Dave S., Johnny, Joe, Ronnie, Judy, Joe, Bill, Tony, Shirley, Connie and many more, and a delicious buffet and the 50's music of Richie Lee! No charge thanks to a very generous classmate! Let us hear from you!
When: Friday, August 15th, 2014 (multiple event dates, click here for full details)
Invited Classes: 1959
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Saydel Class of 1961
Location: Prairie Meadows Convention Center
Details: Our Class of '61 had such a good time at our last few gatherings we have made the decision to have an Annual Dinner the 3rd weekend of September every year. Our 2014 event will be held September 19, 2014 at the Prairie Meadows Casino, Prairie Rose Room, Altoona, IA. Advance reservations are necessary. Cost is $35 per person. Detailed reservation information will be sent to class members late summer. Questions in the meantime should be directed to Gloria Brumley Frost, 2014 Dinner Chair, 319-310-4116.
When: Friday, September 19th, 2014
Invited Classes: 1961
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25 year reunion for class of 1988
Location: Smokey D's BBQ
When: Saturday, September 28th, 2013 (multiple event dates, click here for full details)
Invited Classes: 1988
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Class of 1973 The Big 40!
Location: Smokey Ds
Details: Also Sat. Morning 9:30, we invite everyone to join us for coffee, pastries and touring / shopping at the popular West End Salvage and cafe.. Before and after take advantage of many other activities in the downtown Des Moines area.
When: Saturday, August 17th, 2013
Invited Classes: 1973
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50th Class Reunion
Location: Hyperion Field Club - 7390 NW Beaver Drive - Johnston, Iowa 50131
Details: 5:00 Social 7:00 Dinner 8:00 Program Deadline for reservations is September 7th. Mail to: Darlene Ballantini 2150 Copper Wynd Drive Pleasant Hill, IA 50327 515-262-0093
When: Saturday, September 17th, 2011
Invited Classes: 1961
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30-year Class Reunion
Location: Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino - The Pavillion (trackside)
Details: Other events planned, please see flyer attached.
When: Saturday, July 23rd, 2011
Invited Classes: 1981
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40th Reunion
Location: Smokey D's - 5055 NW 2nd St. (next to Big Barn HD) - DSM, IA
When: Saturday, June 18th, 2011
Invited Classes: 1971
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40 Class Reunion
Location: Smokey D's - 5055 NW 2nd St. (next to Big Barn harley Davidson) - DSM, IA
Details: When you arrive at Smokey D, you can order your dinner at the window, pay and proceed to the conference room to be greeted by your class mates and get re-aquainted.
When: Saturday, June 18th, 2011
Invited Classes: 1971
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40th Class reunion
Location: Prairie Meadows Rose Room
Details: We will also be gathering at the VFW on the 18th all classes are invited. VFW location is west of the Merry Go Round Bar on NE 66th Ave.
When: Saturday, June 19th, 2010
Invited Classes: 1970
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Saydel Class of 65 45 year reunion
Location: Vittoria Lodge - 7200 N. 2Ave - Ankeny Iowa 5002120.00
Details: The classes of 63, 64 and 66 are invited to join us at 8pm
When: Saturday, July 31st, 2010
Invited Classes: 1965
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20th Reunion
Location: Briarwood Club of Ankeny
Details: Details TBA. Watch for updates! Please send us your current contact information if you already haven't.
When: Saturday, June 5th, 2010
Invited Classes: 1990
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35 & Counting Class of 1974
Location: ??????????
Details: We are working on details. Everything is tentative.
When: Saturday, September 5th, 2009
Invited Classes: 1974
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10 year high school reunion
Location: TBD - - Location and time are to be determined but we are planning to hold the reunion during labor day weekend. Labor Day weekend was chosen because it is alumni weekend for Saydel. We would be open to any other suggestions or feedback.
Details: We are in the starting phases of getting our 10 year reunion planned. Can you believe it has been 10 years! Please email me if you are interested in getting involved with the process or if you have ideas and suggestions. We look forward to a fun event where we can all catch up!
When: Saturday, September 5th, 2009
Invited Classes: 1999
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20 year reunion
Location: Friday night ~Trophy's at Plaza lanes. - - Saturday we will have a family picnic at Saylorville Lake (Walnut Ridge #2 Recreation Area) from 11:00 - 2:00 ish.
Details: Friday ~ We have reserved the loft area for our class. Please bring money to do activities such as: pool, volleyball, 3*bag, bowling, drinks, food! Also arcade games, karaoke and mingeling! BRING your Cameras! Saturday ~ Bring your own meat for grilling, table service, lawn chairs. Please bring a salad, chips, or dessert to share. Lemonade and ice tea will be provided. There is an open area for frisbee, ball, ect. There is also a play ground and sand volleyball available..
When: Friday, August 1st, 2008
Invited Classes: 1988
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