Dear Class of ’69:
We had a successfull 45th Reunion. It started on Friday the 4th of July with a Wine and Cheese Event sponsored by Linda and Liam Forrestal at their cabin on the Westside. It sits on the bluff overlooking the Iowa River and was beautiful with butterflys and hummingbirds. There were about 30 people who stopped by to visit.
The 4th continued with the class gathering at the Boat Club on the Iowa River. There were appropximately 35 people who stopped by at one time or another to enjoy connecting with classmates, looking over the Memorabilia, and enjoying a beverage or two.
There were fireworks at 9:45 PM (or so) and the view from the Boat CLub was perfect as they exploded right over our heads.
Saturday morning we held the Memorial Service where we remembered the 17 Classmates who have passed away. Thurston announced our plans to develop an acre of land and to plant 150 trees into a V shaped arboretum. Details will follow on a separate Aboretum Page. UPDATE ON FUNDRAISING.
The Dinner catered by Porter's was delicious and we had about 60 people in attendance.
Sunday there was a picnic in Foster Park where about 30 people came to do battle with the million mosquitos, also in attendance. Armed with OFF, and other repelents we kept them at bay.
SAVE THE DATE - the 50th Class Reunion will be held July 4-7, 2019. Stay tuned for details (in a couple of years).
The Arboretum Project wll have updates posted.
UPDATE: Aziz Karimi (Now Aziz Budri) our foreign exchange student has been located. Take a look at his Profile for upt to date information.
November 2015 Our Classmate Merle Christensen passed away Monday, November 30th, 2015.
April 2016 Our classmate Mark Johnson passed away on April 11, 2016