Washington Park High School
Class Of 1965
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Dave Manchester and grandkids at his annual Pumpkin Hunt
Al Singstock and family--Packer fans in Viking Territory
October 26th will be the next Panther Brunch. We will meet at the Dynasty at 10:30 am. Please advise Skip no later than noon, Tuesday, October 25th if you can attend so he can make a reservation for us. Now that he's feeling better, Skip will retain his position of Captain of the Brunch Group
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🎈🎉🎂70 never looked so good!🎂🎉🎈
In 2017 we will be beginning our 70th year, if you can believe that! Join us on July 26-28 to celebrate with classmates the big event. The committee has made this a three day party with lots of fun things to do! Come join us for a great time. 70's never looked so good! Registration forms will arrive in late winter. Visit website www.washingtonparkhigh1965.com
WEDNESDAY JULY 26
Bowling--🎳🎳 Late morning. Show us what you’ve got! Cheer on the Keglers. This event will kick off the 70th Birthday Party. Time and place are in the works! Start polishing up that old ball and bag.
The Waterfront at Brown’s Lake—4:00 🍕🍺🎈
Remember Post Prom? Same place! Pontoon boat rides around Brown's Lake, pizza (Brusha's famous recipe), antipasto salad, garlic bread, Bean Bag Toss, lots of decks of cards and Racine's famous Kringle.
Bean Bags/Boards- for fun, and laughter. There will be 2 sets of boards with Park High Logos ...One set will be awarded at the end of the night to one lucky classmate.
Music from the 60's will tease any of you who want to get up and dance....on the patio, on the lawn, on the pier, on the boats, on the tables, anywhere you feel like! A cash bar open for those who think a cocktail or two might make them a better dancer. 👣💃💃👣
THURSDAY JULY 27th
Golf outing Petrifying Springs 8:30 tee off🏌🏌⛳️
Billiards--morning TBD. Polish off that cue stick; try to find it first. 🎱
Bike Tour--morning 🚴🚴🚴🚴🚴🚴🚴
Three different tours for the biking crowd. All will head out from the Racine Zoo where there is safe parking along the streets. Rental bikes are available at 3rd Coast Cyclery.
Tour 1-- Wind Point past Light House. Mostly will be on the bike trail, but near the lighthouse, the tour will navigate the roadway. Return to Zoo. 10 miles
Tour 2 -- This tour follows the Root River Parkway trail. 10 miles
Tour 3 -- Travel along the lakefront downtown, return to the Zoo. 5 miles
The Reefpoint Brew House--5:00. 🍺🎂🎉🎈💃
Class party at the Reefpoint Brew House 5:00pm until ?? located in downtown Racine overlooking the stunning views of Lake Michigan. The Reefpoint features over 60 varieties of beer--who wants to sample ALL of them? Your choice, it's a cash bar. We will have a private room and the beautiful patio by the water where dozens of boats are docked. There will be a huge selection of Hors D'oeuvre's & Appetizers to munch on while we mingle and chat with old friends. And there will be Birthday CAKE, featuring Danish Layer cake, but also other favorites. Try one or try 'em all.
We can dance from the minute we walk into the Brew House until they kick us out the door, until we pass out or sprain something! Yikes! There will be 60's music all night bringing back some great memories. 💃💃💃💃
FRIDAY, JULY 28th
O&H Bakery Presentation--10:00🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩
One of the birthday events will be linked to a significant part of Racine history. Eric Oleson is the president of O&H Bakery which recently opened their huge facility on Washington Avenue. Eric, himself will be the presenter, and although we will not be able to tour the actual baking area, it sounds like a great opportunity to partake in Racine history. Mark your calendar for Friday, July 28, 2017.
Racine Heritage Museum--after lunch ☎️🔌⌛️💡🛠
Housed in the old Racine Library is a historical look at the unique inventions and innovations that have put Racine, WI on the map. Oster Manufacturing, Hamilton Beach, Insinkerator, Western Printing Golden Books, SC Johnson, Horlick's Malted Milk, just to name a few. Hometown pride celebrates many of the fine athletes from the area in the Racine County Sports Hall of Fame.
Roma Lodge Italian Festival--5:00 🍺🍕🍔🌭🍦
We have the Green Room reserved so we have our own spot to meet up with classmates. Great Italian food, plenty of beer and music. Chance meetings for all of you out-of-towners with old friends from other classes and schools. And our 70th birthday party concludes with this huge event.
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There is a new link on the left column, Scholarship Stories. This features the ten recipients of the Class of '65 Scholarships. There is a photo, short bio and their thank you note. $19,650 total dispersed. Way to go!
our fearless Panther Brunch leader Skip Meekma with classmate Dave Manchester
Lost in the Fifties Tonight by Ronnie Milsap
Check out this link recommended by Rich Nutt and John Weibel
Great presentation and the music is superb.
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HOLIDAY MARKET AT KOHLER
shopping with Class of '65 classmates
top row Pat Georgeson, Lynda Zamagni, Carol Tyree, Linda Campeau
bottom row Jonnie Rasmussen, Diane Kaestner, Karen Yurk
PARK-HORLICK FOOTBALL RIVALRY
Did you know that the Park-Horlick football rivalry goes way back to 1928, when the first game ended in a 0-0 tie. It is the second oldest high school rivalry in the state, second only to Green Bay East vs Green Bay West which dates back to 1904. Since the inception, Park leads the series 52-31-6. In 1943 and in 2008 the schools played each other twice. In 1963, when we were Juniors, Park was victorious 23-20. In 1964, as Seniors, Park and Horlick ended the game with a 20-20 tie. This year the game is the last of the season on Friday, October 16th. Doesn't look so good. Park is 0-4 and Horlick is 3-2.
This year's score Horlick 40 Park 7 Maybe next year???
for the Class of '65 Scholarship Fund
The following photos from the Park Tour on Sinday, complements of Ace photographer Dennis Treu. Thanks, Dennis!
Everyone is still greeted by Joan
Sunday morning Park Tour Remember some of these good lookin' classmates?
Bring back some great memories? Who was your locker buddy? Mine was Lynda Zamagni!
The FINAL REUNION WRAP-UP, following the Wednesday, September 2nd Committee meeting
Wednesday, September 2nd, 21 members of our planning committee met once
again at The Summit restaurant for a final wrap-up. So did we make seven scholarships? Yes! Did we make eight scholarships? Yes! Did we make nine
scholarships? Yes, but in fact we will award TEN SCHOLARSHIPS of
$1965 each. We, the committee, thanks everyone who
contributed in any way to this monumental achievement. So here is the breakdown
$4225--Rounding up our registration fees
$4570--Auction--includes $1965 football bids by Ken Bengtson
$5590 scholarship donations during and post reunion including $1965 each
from Dick Hobbs and Peter Kirkegaard
$3900 from the 50th($900+) and 40th ($2900) reunions
With so many classmates suggesting a 70th birthday party, we will meet next spring/summer to see if we can make that happen. More details then, but we are hoping to coordinate with that great band, The Doo-Wop Daddies!
The Best 50th Reunion Ever is in the rear-view mirror. It was fun; it was spectacular; it was fabulous. The photo CD's for those attending Saturday evening festivities at Roma were mailed before Labor Day weekend. If you have not received it yet, please let Bill or Kathy know.
You can now find all of Jim's stories on the left link--Jim Jenkins' Stories. Jim has promised more down the road. So stay tuned.