Monday, March 25, 2013

Activities scheduled for our 50th

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Many of us have attended prior reunions but this one promises to be the biggest and best of all.  So you will have an idea of what you can enjoy, here is the schedule of events.

Friday May 31, 2013:
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Hampton Inn Restaurant, 307 N. Admiral Byrd Road, Salt Lake City UT 84116 
(casual dress)
A pre-reunion mix and mingle for everyone to come and enjoy. The hotel will have wines and mixed drinks as well as soft drinks, coffee and tea for guests to purchase and enjoy. We will provide light snacks and good conversation. This is a chance for you to check out the hotel, enjoy good friends and conversation with people you may not have seen in 50 years or so.

There is no charge to attend, but we pay for our own drinks. The Hampton Inn is allowing us the use of their restaurant as an exclusive service to all GHS class members. The restaurant will be closed to the public.

So if you are worried that you'll come and not know anybody there, don't fret it...we will introduce ourselves and by the time you go to sleep, you should have renewed a number of school relationships.

Saturday June 1, 2013:

9:00 a.m. tour of the old Granger High School building before she goes under the wrecking ball the following week. We will gather at the old school at 8:45 a.m. and we will do a walk through tour of the old school, and then take a short tour of the brand new building next door. Be sure to bring your cameras! This is the last time anyone will be walking her halls... *UPDATE: After we asked for this one last tour, the school decided to do an open house for everyone to come and visit the old school as well as the new school, so we will do our walk through early to avoid any possible crowding. If you can't make it at 9:00 a.m. you can come anytime between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. (But don't be late for the reunion at 4:00!)

11:00 a.m. Those who wish to join us can have a casual brunch/early lunch at a local restaurant to spend another hour or so reminiscing with friends we rediscovered. Transportation to and from the school tour for those who flew into town from elsewhere can be arranged.  NOTE:  Each person will buy his or her own meal. This is not a part of the reunion, simply another opportunity to chat with old friends.

3:30 p.m. (business casual) Arrival and sign in for the reunion celebration in lobby outside the Hampton Inn ballrooms.  When you have turned in your tickets and have gotten your name tags you may join the social hour inside the ballroom. There will be a bar set up. The hotel will provide ice water throughout the evening. Soft drinks will be available during the social hour, as well.  The top hits of 1961, 1962, and 1963 will be playing in the background as everyone enjoys meeting old pals and greeting new ones.  Those who have chosen to pay at the door will be issued name tags.  Please note: If you wait to pay at the door, there may not be a meal reserved for you, so pay in advance to assure your meal, or contact Frances Romney for special consideration.

5:00 p.m. The party officially begins. Guests will be seated. Drawings, entertainment, and prizes will happen randomly until the buffet starts. 

6:00 p.m. The buffet will begin. More fun and surprises will be going on throughout the evening.

8:00 p.m.  Social hour and wind-down. We have the place until 10:00 p.m. We can order drinks from the restaurant or lounge until we close the place down. 

I suggest that everyone coming should bring a notebook and pen so that people can exchange contact info.  I also ask that those attending bring "THEN" photos that they would want added to the 50th reunion "memory book" that will be made available within a short time after the reunion. If you do not have any old photos, we will use the photos from the 1963 yearbook. You will be able to purchase the book from the publisher. I will be taking "NOW" photos at the reunion. Those who wish to have me put a bio with their pictures will be asked to complete a short bio questionnaire mailed out with the tickets, or available at the door.

Information about how to pay for your tickets is in the earlier post below.  Save money by paying in advance for yourself and spouse/guest.  Those who pay at the door will pay full price ($40) for both class member and guests. 

Please do try to pay in advance.  Payments should reach us by May 25, 2013.  Paying in advance also lets us tell the hotel how many are expected for the buffet.

Thanks so much!  Please scroll down this page for payment info.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

How to pay to attend...

Granger High School
Class of 1963
50th reunion
 Date: Saturday June 1, 2013

Place: The Hampton Inn
307 N. Admiral Byrd Road
Salt Lake City UT 84116
(There is plenty of free parking!)
Time: 4:00 p.m to 9:00 ? p.m.

Admission in advance of event:
 $40.00 per class member
       $30.00 per guest
(Payment in advance must be mailed by May 10th in order to be banked by May 15, 2013)
Admission at the door:
$40.00 per attendee
(Cash only at the door, please)
Since we must pay any remaining hotel bill before we leave, we will not be able to accept checks at the door.  Thanks for your understanding. 
How to Pay:
 Attendees may send checks/money orders made out to:
Frances Romney
P O Box 702124
Salt Lake City UT 84170
Please do not send cash.
 You may use your credit card or bank account to pay
via PayPal at:
Send your payment to:
The small print:
If you use PayPal, please add $2.40 to your total to help cover the cost of using this service. 
Please make sure you annotate on your check, money order, or PayPal payment that you are paying for (___) admissions to "GHS Class of '63 50th reunion".
If you mail your payment, please include the full names of those who will be attending and an e-mail address and phone number, as well as your mailing address.
You will receive a confirmation by e-mail (or snail mail if you do not have e-mail).
If you use PayPal, I will contact you by phone to get your other information.
For more information, or to RSVP contact:
Frances Romney - 1-801-560-6288
Rick Engstrum1-702-254-9215
            Bob Berrett – 1-801-403-3644
            JoAnn Curley Nazarenus – 1-408-497-7364

 Hope to see you there!