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Class of 1994 30th Reunion
Details: In the planning stages... most up to date info via the FB private group:
When: Friday, April 5th, 2024 (multiple event dates, click here for full details)
Invited Classes: 1994
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Class Reunion of 1998
When: Friday, June 9th, 2023 (multiple event dates, click here for full details)
Invited Classes: 1998
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Class Reunion 1973 *50th*
Details: Please send your email address to or text to 9412183008, Ty, look forward to seeing you
When: Thursday, May 18th, 2023 (multiple event dates, click here for full details)
Invited Classes: 1973
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Past Reunions:

VHS 1971 50th Class Reunion
Location: Hotel Venezia
Details: RSVP & mail check :to Samuel Prost, VHS Class of 71
Attention: Alison McGowan
Webber Manufacturing 3430 Technology Dr Nokomis, Fla. 34275
or: VENMO @VHS-Class71
When: Saturday, October 16th, 2021 (multiple event dates, click here for full details)
Invited Classes: 1971
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ALL CLASSES REUNION - Classes of 1930 to 2020.
Details: Register your information at the following website to get updates on the All Class Reunion 2020
When: Thursday, October 15th, 2020 (multiple event dates, click here for full details)
Invited Classes: All Classes
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Class of '68. 50th Reunion
Location: 3 venues
Details: Please contact Diane Petersen Ware on Facebook or email. Mail out with final details to be mailed by May 30, 2018. If you have not had contact with me or George Ann Thompson Ferguson, please contact us ASAP. We are still trying to locate all of our classmates.
When: Friday, October 5th, 2018 (multiple event dates, click here for full details)
Invited Classes: 1968
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Venice High School Class of 1998 - 20th Reunion in Summer 2018
Location: Ramada Venice Hotel Venezia
Details: ***UPDATED****We have a page going on Facebook for this event! Venice High School Class of 1998 - 20th Reunion Summer 2018 please join our group for upcoming dates and locations.

To join our mailing list please email me at

Thank you!
When: Saturday, July 21st, 2018 (multiple event dates, click here for full details)
Invited Classes: 1998
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VHS Class of 1967 50th Reunion
Location: Hotel Venezia
Details: Dinner Buffet at Hotel Venezia (formerly Ramada Inn), 425 U.S. 41 Bypass N., Venice, FL at 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 9 (with cash bar and possibly a D.J.). Picnic at Maxine Barrett Park, 1800 S. Harbor Drive, Venice, FL at 10 a.m. (covered area with beach access by Sharky's). Bring your own food/drink to picnic - tablecloths, cups, plates and silverware provided. Please email for a reservation form.
When: Saturday, September 9th, 2017 (multiple event dates, click here for full details)
Invited Classes: All Classes
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Class of 2007
Location: Venice High School, Bogeys & North Jetty
Details: Sept. 1st - Friday night football game vs. Riverview
Sept. 2nd - Saturday night alumni dinner at Bogeys
Sept. 3rd - Sunday family potluck at North Jetty (bring a dish to share)
When: Friday, September 1st, 2017 (multiple event dates, click here for full details)
Invited Classes: 2007
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VHS Class of 1967
Location: Hotel Venezia
Details: Dates and details to be determined (RSVP date is approximate). Suggestions are welcome. Also volunteers for Committee. Thank You. Paula Garavalia, 941-615-7402.
When: Saturday, September 9th, 2017 (multiple event dates, click here for full details)
Invited Classes: 1967
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Burning Rubber Museum Event
Location: Venice Museum
Details: The Venice Museum has an exhibit "Burning Rubber" racing in Venice 1953 to 1960. From now through 25 January, open Mon.Tues.Weds 10 to 4. First and third Saturdays 11 to 3. It includes Drag Racing, Sports Car Racing, and Micro Midgets at the Venice Airport. On Saturday 5 November, 1 to 4 a car show will take place and the exhibit will be open. Please support this small but important Venice Museum.
When: Saturday, September 24th, 2016 (multiple event dates, click here for full details)
Invited Classes: All Classes
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Location: 11/4 Home party
Details: For details, contact Ellen Pedersen Collard - - 941-544-7283
When: Friday, November 4th, 2016 (multiple event dates, click here for full details)
Invited Classes: 1961
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Class of 1986 30 Year Class Reunion
Location: Mission Valley Country Club
Details: is where you need to send fund to through PayPal for tickets $50.00 each. DEADLINE FOR TICKET SALES IS 9/18/2016. NO TICKET SALES AFTER 9/18/2016 or at event.
When: Friday, September 23rd, 2016 (multiple event dates, click here for full details)
Invited Classes: 1986
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Class of 65 Reunion
Location: See Details
Details: Hi Classmates,
The VHS Class of 65 Reunion Was Great!

Wow, what a great reunion. The weather was great and the classmates were special. As before, this information will be on the VHS Alum website:

Some reminders:

Everyone should have received an email to view the 1965 reunion website to see what we have posted so far. You will receive a reminder each time new items are posted. So!, remember to send the pictures you took to: veniceclassreunion65@gmail. com
Suggestion: Each time you pull up the site, click on "slideshow" just above the album you are in and then "full screen". Jackie Durfee!

*** You Can Still Send Me Your Info ***
The VHS class of 65 “ What Have You Been Up To” request. We will still be gathering three to five sentences of “ What Have You Been Up To” information for each classmate, even if you can’t make the reunion. It’s always fun to see what everybody has been doing for the past 50 years. If you wish to provide such information, please send it to in the body of an email. The document containing the 65 classmates information is attached in two formats, .doc and pdf. If addition classmates info is added, another WHYBUT will be sent out. .

What folks have said:

If you wish to comment on the reunion, please feel free and sent it to me.
HI Classmates,
For those whom chose to not attend our 50th class reunion for one reason or another you missed a great time. I reunited with John Gillies, after 50 years, Steve Bradley after 43 years, and my best man Doug Shell after 30 years. I thought that I would never see these friends again. Also saw classmates that you don't see very often. I want to thank all of our classmates that put this reunion together, they did a fantastic job. Hopefully you plan to attend the 55th reunion.

Thanks Classmates,
Terry Haskins
A simple THANK YOU to each and everyone of you for your efforts to make our 50th VHS Class Reunion such a "smashing" success! From the first gathering at Left Coast Seafood (ok, some of you guys gathered on Thursday PM to celebrate your "football hero/macho stuff"...well earned and deserved ...congrats!); to the beach, to the memorial, to the dinner, to the brunch.... ALL of your efforts were recognized and appreciated by those in attendance!

Friday evening at the Left Coast reminded me of "Black Friday" (shopping day after Thanksgiving) because there were soooo many good peeps to visit with and not enough room to breathe .... no fault of anyone's .... actually when you think about it, it an AWESOME turnout of a whole decade of people who grew up or graduated from VHS and came back to celebrate our heritage!!!

"Saturday at the Park, I think it was the 4th of July".... ok, wrong song!!! Saturday at the beach was great! Sherry and John, your planning for the weather was must have a "pipeline" with somebody from above! The location, food and company were wonderful! Great opportunity to just "drop the pretenses" and just be ourselves"!

Sally, Georgia, Sherry and Chuck, the Memorial Table decorations and Memorial Board were awesome. Sally, gathering the information on all of whose who are no longer with us was an huge undertaking....thank you for tracking them. The fact that the Memorial Board and Luminaries were transportable, and then the Luminaires could be illuminated ... made it possible for those unable to attend the Memorial to reflect on those gone before us.

Nick, your message was PERFECT! You spoke from your heart ~ touched my heart and those of so many other attendees! Your copper butterflies were a precious gift that any/all family members will cherish forever. Each time they look at them, they will remember the special connection you drew between their loved one and all the remaining members of the VHS Class of 1965!

Linda and Paul, what a great place to choose for our dinner! It was so much fun to walk up to the front door and see all those green and white balloons.....then continue on inside where everyone seemed to be celebrating OUR special occasion! I enjoyed the reconnecting time, sorry I wasn't able to remain for the celebratory dinner (though I have heard through the grapevine that the prime rib was cooked to perfection!" If you made those balloons appear, THANK YOU! I think it was a spirit lifter after attending the Memorial Service for those no longer with us. Good choice and THANKS for doing that!

Ah Phil, Snook Haven ~ you couldn't have gone wrong!!!! Those of us here for our 45th Reunion had such a good time couldn't possibly have topped that... BUT, by golly, I think you did! Personally, I love the relaxed atmosphere, good food and opportunity to "hop about" and visit....but...the best of this place is knowing that one of ours, Jim Zacharias, lived here when we were growing up and he CHOSE to come back and spend the day with us!!!


If you find something missing, please don't share it with me; I am in awe of what you all were all able to accomplish!

I am proud & privileged to have been a member of the VHS Class of 1965; consider it an honor to have had the opportunity to share this time working with you on the planning and coordinating of this event!

More important, I thank you all for this opportunity...please allow me to quote from one of my favorite singers, Delbert McClinton.... "I had a really good time"!

Janie Bruin/Gilman


John Henne and Sherry Steele
When: Thursday, October 15th, 2015 (multiple event dates, click here for full details)
Invited Classes: 1965
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Venice High School, Venice, FL - ALL CLASS REUNION
Location: TBD
Details: Please mark your calendars and confirm your current address/phone/email information. Also please let me know if you have any separate ideas/suggestions for Class of 67 or any updates on classmate information. This event is extremely popular with all of the VHS Classes and well attended and lots of fun. Thank you. Paula Garavalia (keeper of our List) and Cathy Wilson Pierce.
When: Friday, October 16th, 2015 (multiple event dates, click here for full details)
Invited Classes: 1967
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Class of 1984
Location: Venice Train Depot
Details: Hotel - Ramada Inn on the Bypass (near Burger King)
Friday Night - Venice Train Depot -
Saturday Night - Ramada Inn on the By-Pass

Please contact Cheryl Blackburn for more information via facebook or check out our webpage:
When: Friday, October 17th, 2014 (multiple event dates, click here for full details)
Invited Classes: 1984
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Class of 1983 - 30 Year Reunion
Location: Ramada Venice Resort
Details: This is the same weekend as Venice's annual Sun Fiesta. Home football game on Friday night, a parade and downtown events on Saturday, and the Margaritaville party Saturday evening will be the big reunion event.
When: Saturday, October 19th, 2013 (multiple event dates, click here for full details)
Invited Classes: 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985
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Class of 1963 Reunion
When: Thursday, November 7th, 2013 (multiple event dates, click here for full details)
Invited Classes: 1963
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Class of 1988 Reunion
Location: Ramada Inn
Details: The Reunion will begin on Friday October 4th with the Homecoming game and then a pub crawl afterwards. Saturday October 5th the reunion will begin at the Ramada Inn where there will be food, drinks and the Boneshakers playing. Sunday October 6th the festivites will be at the beach party at the North Jetty.
When: Friday, October 4th, 2013 (multiple event dates, click here for full details)
Invited Classes: 1988
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Class of 1973 - 40th Reunion
Location: Downtown Venice & High School
Details: We will be attending the VHS football game on Friday Night. It is a Home Game. We would like to all wear the same color shirt or the same T-Shirt to the game. The Classes of 1983 and 1993 will also be attending the game for their reunions. So we want to STAND OUT as the best Class.
Saturday Morning will be the Bed Races at 8:00 AM on Venice Avenue as part of the Sun Fiesta. We need Bed Race runners as well as a cheering section. The Sun Fiesta is in Centennial Park all day on Saturday where you can purchase your own food and beverages and it is family friendly with music and craft vendors. Saturday evening will be a gathering at a local restaurant where you will be able to order off the menu.
Sunday will be a repeat of gathering and meeting at the Sun Fiesta. There is thoughts to have a bowling tournament or golf outing...more details to follow.
When: Thursday, October 17th, 2013 (multiple event dates, click here for full details)
Invited Classes: 1973
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Class of 1963 50th Reunion
When: Thursday, November 7th, 2013 (multiple event dates, click here for full details)
Invited Classes: 1963
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50th Reunion - VHS Class of 1962
Location: Check in at Big Daddy's Burger Den (US41 next to Publix on Island). - - See Official Announcement below for Event Details.
Details: Locals who only wish to attend the Dinner on Oct 20th may attend for $35/person.
When: Friday, October 19th, 2012
Invited Classes: 1962
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Class of 1993 - 20 Year Reunion
Location: Plans are currently being made for the VHS Class of 1993's 20 Year Reunion.Festivities will be planned for July 19, 20 and 21.
Details: Classmates are being encouraged to provide us with their mailing address, e-mail, etc
When: Saturday, July 20th, 2013
Invited Classes: 1993
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50th Reunion
Location: Venice, Florida: Location and Cost TBA
Details: Send email addresses of Missing Class Members to Joan. See List on Facebook at: "Venice (Florida) High School Class of 1962"
When: Friday, October 19th, 2012
Invited Classes: 1962
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40th reunion!!
Details: Dates are set for our 40th reunion!! Please visit the Class of 74 Facebook page for more details! We need everyone to register so that we can finalize plans. All communication will be via email or updates on the Class of 74 Facebook page. The link for registration information is
See you there!!
When: Friday, October 24th, 2014 (multiple event dates, click here for full details)
Invited Classes: 1974
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Class of 2002 Reunion
Location: Friday, August 3 - Welcome to town gathering - - Saturday, August 4 - Morning: Golf Scramble - Evening: Main Event @ Venetian Golf & River Club - - Sunday, August 5 - Family & Friend Beach Day
Details: More details to follow in a formal invite. Please submit your contact information via our Facebook page -- VHS Class of 2002 10-Year Reunion, or e-mail
When: Saturday, August 4th, 2012
Invited Classes: 2002
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20 Year Reunion Dinner & Dance
Location: Bentley's Resort1660 S. Tamiami TrailOsprey, FL
Details: We are going to start taking a head count . We need to put down a deposit ASAP to save the date! It will be 40.00 per person . That includes Italian dinner buffet and beverages. There is a great dance floor and a cash bar. If we receive a large response we will plan a Friday night event. They also can get us decent room rates.
When: Saturday, June 16th, 2012
Invited Classes: 1992
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Venice High School Class of 1986 25th Reunion
Location: Sharky's On the Pier - 1600 Harbor Drive South - Venice, FL 34285 - (941) 488-1456
Details: This is an informal gathering and all are welcome. Drinks and Food at your own cost. Committee will be there around 6:30 p.m.
When: Friday, July 15th, 2011
Invited Classes: 1986
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Evening Event
Location: Plantation Golf and Country Club - 500 Rockley Blvd. - Venice, FL
Details: Family Beach Event will be on Saturday, July 23rd at North Jetty Pavillion
When: Friday, July 22nd, 2011
Invited Classes: 2001
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30th VHS Class Reunion - Class of 1981
Location: 10/14/11 Friday - 7:30 pm til ? - Pineapple's Island Grill - 15% off each '81 reunion partcipants check. Meet outside on the patio. - - *** Note Venue Change for Saturday Night*** - 10/15/11 Saturday - 6:30 pm - Bentley's Resort Hotel - 1660 S. Tamiami
Details: Please make checks payable to: VHS Class of 81 Reunion c/o Maryanne Conlan 3712 Key Place Sarasota, FL 34239 Checks must be received by Sept. 16, 2011 Please reference your maiden name if applicable. Hotel Rooms Available at Bentley's - reference VHS81 Block - call (941) 966-2121 $79.00 King or Double in the Economy Section at the back of the property. $119.00 Newly renovated Deluxe Rooms King or 2 Double Beds $149.00 Newly renovated Poolview $199.00 Newly renovated Suites As many have expressed an interest, we are encouraging friends and family in other classes to attend Friday night's event at Pineapples.
When: Friday, October 14th, 2011
Invited Classes: 1981
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VHS Class of 2000 10 year reunion
Location: Friday night: VHS homecoming football game @ 7:30pm followed by a Venice Ave pub crawl. - - Saturday evening: Luau themed dinner at Plantation Golf and Country Club @ 5 or 6pm - (adult only) Price to come. - - Sunday: Family beach day at the north jet
Details: We have a group page on facebook that will be updated frequently. Saturday's event is still subject to change so please pay attention to updates. Please try to join the facebook group. We will try to send the group page to as many classmates as we can find, but please try to spread the word. There are people that don't have facebook and might get missed without your help. If you are planning on attending we will need to get your contact info (address and phone). We are also interested in hearing from anyone that would like to help with planning the reunion. There is much to be done and not a lot of time. Stay tuned for more details! facebook group page:!/group.php?gid=146767425349071
When: Friday, October 22nd, 2010
Invited Classes: 2000
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ALL CLASS REUNION updated flyer & reminder
Location: Venice Community Center and various locations throughout Venice
Details: Check out the attached flyer for your decades location for the Friday Night Bar Crawl. $10 per person - pay at the door. Volunteer to help the night of the event and sell 50/50 tickets - contact Angie Balsinger Snyder 468-9428
When: Thursday, June 24th, 2010
Invited Classes: All Classes
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Location: Beginnning June 24 with the Sports Hall of Fame at the Community Center - $30.00 per person - reservations required Contact Roxanne Wheeler (941) 468-0656 then Friday, June 25 - a bar crawl around Venice to various locations (see flyer attached) designat
When: Thursday, June 24th, 2010
Invited Classes: All Classes
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Class of 1990 ~ 20 year Reunion
Location: The Venetian Golf and River Club { Laurel Rd. } - - Friday- - Venetian Golf Club - 105 Pesaro Drive - North Venice, FL 34275 - - Saturday- - Venetian River Club - 502 Veneto Blvd. - North Venice, FL 34275
Details: To Be Held- Friday, July 16th - Saturday, July 17th - Payment Deadline is Monday, May 3rd, 2010 - Make payable to VHS Class of 1990 The address to send your payment to is : VHS Class of 1990 PO Box 243 Venice FL 34284
When: Friday, July 16th, 2010
Invited Classes: 1990
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50th Year Celebratory Brunch
Location: The home of Sharon Gray Spencer. Email or phone Jean Driggers Fox for details and RSVP.
Details: Calling all classmates, friends and guests who graduated in 1960 to have brunch together and reminisce, or share the joys of life at the ripe young age of 67.
When: Saturday, June 26th, 2010
Invited Classes: 1960
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Reunion Planning Meeting
Location: Applebee's in Venice
Details: If you are interested in being part of the planning committee, please join us for meeting #1. We will need people to do all jobs from large to small..... if you feel like you can help in any way... please come and help us brainstorm for our 20 yr reunion. We will be choosing a date, a venue and much more......please email Sharma at if you plan to attend. Thanks and we hope to see you ther!!
When: Saturday, August 22nd, 2009
Invited Classes: 1990
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Reunion Planning Meeting
Location: Venice
Details: A reunion planning meeting will be held the weekend of 8/22/09 exact time and location TBA. This will be the first of many to plan our outstanding 20 year reunion.... if you are interested in helping in any way, please contact Sharma { Kaefer } Ferrugia
When: Undetermined
Invited Classes: 1990
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Saturday Night Dance Party
Location: Venice Community Center - - Patti Schmidt is the chairman of the Saturday Night Party committee.
When: Saturday, June 26th, 2010
Invited Classes: All Classes
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Bar Crawl Friday NIght
Location: Various bar locations throughout Venice - A different bar will be assigned for the various decades of years.
Details: Angela Balsinger Snyder is the Chairman of the Bar Crawl Committee
When: Friday, June 25th, 2010
Invited Classes: All Classes
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Hall of Fame Event
Location: Mickey Lawrence is the Chairman of the event
Details: The Hall of Fame will start the weekend off for the ALL CLASS REUNION
When: Thursday, June 24th, 2010
Invited Classes: All Classes
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Location: Venice, Florida
Details: Three days - 4 events planned Check out the website and/or facebook page at All Class Reunion venice florida 2010
When: Thursday, June 24th, 2010
Invited Classes: All Classes
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20 year Class Reunion
Location: July 10-11-12 - Friday Night Happy Hour at Cafe Venice - 116 W Venice Ave - on the island - Still finalizing Sat night events
When: Friday, July 10th, 2009
Invited Classes: 1989
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40th Class Reunion
Location: October 2010 Dates To Be Determined; we are in the planning stage.
Details: Please visit our website:
When: Undetermined
Invited Classes: 1970
Event Details
Location: Our 30th Reunion is July 24 - 26. Golfing Friday afternoon. Then meet at Sharkys Friday night at 6:30. Reception at the Plantation Sat. night. Cost will be under $50 a plate. Sunday pot luck at a location to be determined. Please spread the word & se
Details: Please RSVP Theresa directly for the dinner and reception on Sat. July 25 at the Plantation in Venice. Here is her email;
When: Friday, July 24th, 2009
Invited Classes: 1979
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30 year class reunion
Location: Venice...More details to come
Details: OK, the 30th Reunion will be the weekend of July 24 - 26. The plan is to meet at Sharkys on Friday night. I will post more details as I get them. Please let anyone you know from our class that this will be the date for the reunion, & send me email addresses of our classmates My email is below, contact me directly. We also have another web site for our class, please go to Neal VanDeRee
When: Friday, July 24th, 2009
Invited Classes: 1979
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Thirty Year Class Reunion
Location: Friday evening---tailgate party. Place not yet determined. Saturday evening---Sharkey's.
Details: Our current plans are to have a tailgate party on Friday, October the 10th, attend the homecoming game, and then go to TJ Carney's. On Saturday, October 11th we will have our dinner at Sharkey's. Details are fothcoming. Mark you calendar.
When: Friday, October 10th, 2008
Invited Classes: 1978
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