Class of ’68 50th Reunion – The Word Is Out to Almost Everyone!
Friday, Sept 28, 2018
: Noon-5:00 pm, Coyote Run Golf Course, Flossmoor; contact John P. Hart at firstname.lastname@example.org
to sign up. Golf fee of $25-$35 is paid when you play.
Welcome Gathering & Party Food (including appetizers & entrée dishes): Wiley’s Grill at Coyote Run Golf Course, 7:00-11:00 pm
Saturday, Sept 29, 2018
Morning local history
presentation (see below) plus Tour of H-F High School
Buffet Dinner & Party, 60s Dancing: Flossmoor Country Club, 6:00-10:00 pm
Including class reunion photo
, video tribute, memorabilia display, classmate recognitions
(Business casual; leave your suits, ties and gowns at home!)
We Continue Our Mission to Find All Our Classmates
The Reunion Committee has made every effort to locate Class of ’68 members. We have contacted some by email and some by their street address. We obtained a listing of people from the H-F High School Alumni Database and for those new to our records, we sent personal letters to their street addresses. Some of those addresses turned out to be out of date, but many of our letters appear to have reached their destination. Thanks to many of you for contacting us with information about classmates with whom you have kept in touch.
The results have been gratifying. At the time of the 45th
Reunion in 2013, we had contact information on 66% of our living class members. Today, we have information on 83%. In other words, we cut in half the number of Missing Classmates! Please check out that page on our Class Website to see if you can help us find the approximately 100 people who are yet to be found.
Registering Early Helps Our Effort
There are less than 7 months to go to our 50th
. Please consider registering early. This helps us in two ways. It helps anticipate the turnout we can expect for planning the venue spaces and ordering food. And as we do have some expenses to pay already, it gives our treasury some advance funds. The Committee appreciates it!
Paying By Check Boosts Our Income
To register for the 50th
, go to the Registration pages on the Class Website. Using Online Registration provides the convenience of credit card payment. However, for each online registration we incur a credit card fee of $3.00. If you use Mail In Registration and pay by check, that $3.00 can go to Reunion expenses. For 100 or more people registering, that could save us at least $300! Sending payment by U.S. Mail may be old-timey, but it pays off.
Local History Presentations to Highlight Saturday Morning Gathering
Our Saturday morning program is taking shape, with a tour of H-F and a presentation on the history of our communities. Already lined up to discuss Homewood’s early days is Jim Wright, lifelong Homewood resident, longtime historian, and a director of the Homewood Historical Society. We are currently seeking a Flossmoor history expert.
In case you want to get an early jump on Homewood history, Jim’s book, Homewood
, one of the newest entries in Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America Series, has recently been released. The 128-page book is filled with over 200 photographs, which chronicle the history of Homewood from its earliest years through the 1940’s. Jim has also begun work on a companion book that will cover the Homewood story from 1950 to the present. Homewood
, priced at $21.99, can be ordered by mail from the Homewood Historical Society, P.O. Box 1144, Homewood, Illinois 60430. Add $4.00 shipping and handling per book ordered.
The Arcadia Publishing Images of American Series also includes a Flossmoor book, published in 1999.
HFHS Ground Breaking 1958
Our 1968 Graduation Program
We Know You Have Photos – Submit Them!
How about your own history? You might have dispensed with your old 45 records years ago, but we bet you’ve still got old high school era photo albums. How about sharing your best shots with the class? It’s a two-step process. First, scan the photo into your computer, saving it as a file. Second, go to the Your Photos page on our Class Website and follow the easy directions for uploading those photo files to the first album: 60s Nostalgia
. Need an incentive? We’re giving a prize for the best “back in the day” photo submitted (you need to add a caption when uploading to identify yourself)!
Or, if you want to share some photos of your recent activities, upload photo files to the Recent Photos
Do you have any old copies of the Star newspaper, an H-F jacket, a sports uniform, a political campaign button, or a movie poster from back in the day? Please consider bringing these for display at our Flossmoor Country Club event, Saturday, Sept 29
. Email Bill Armstrong
– put “HF Reunion” in your subject line) if you can add to our collection so he can track all loaned items. A photo of your item(s) would be helpful. We will set it all up just prior to the event start and return your items to you at the end of the evening.
Winter is almost behind us!
Sincerely, your 50th
Reunion Planning Committee,
Bob Presnak (Co-Chair), Bill Armstrong (Co-Chair), Paul Connery, Robert Faerber,
John P. Hart, Chris Julius, Nancy McElroy, Donna Talamonti Nylander, Phil Pagoria, Don Rawitsch, Janet Reed, Sally Schneider
Don’t forget . . .