Washington Park High School
Class Of 1965
To see who is attending each evening event, click on that link on the left sidebar. Updated each Friday. Hurry up and join the fun! We aren't getting any younger!🎉💥
Celebrate with the Class of '65 at Italian Festival Friday, July 28th
Mostaccioli, 🍝 ravioli, live music 🎼 on two stages and 💥 fireworks! What's not to like about this evening of fun? We have reserved the Green Room where we can meet. Send in your registration soon.
Classmate Bette Ustymowicz shared her family's Easter tradition of tie-dye! Looks like fun!
70th Birthday Party email registration forms went out on April 4th. For those classmates without email, registration forms were mailed April 12th.
Due date for registration is May 15th, 2017. This early deadline will help plan for each event, as well as bring in the money for deposits and downpayments. If circumstances are such that you cannot commit this early, no one will be turned away. If you need to wait longer than mid-May, please email Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org
70 never looked so good!
If you did not receive the email or mailing, please contact me at email@example.com or 920-362-8281
🎈🎉🎂70 never looked so good!🎂🎉🎈
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. Registration forms will arrive in early April. Visit website www.washingtonparkhigh1965.com
WEDNESDAY JULY 26
Billiards-- 10:00 AM 🎱🎱🎱 Break and Run Billiards. 2037 Lathrop Avenue Behind Buckets Pub. Polish your cue stick.
Racine Heritage Museum--11:00 ☎️💡📚 701 Main Street 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. No charge.
The Waterfront at Brown’s Lake—4:00 31100 Weller Road, Burlington
Remember Post Prom? Same place! Pontoon boat rides around Brown's Lake, pizza (Brusha's famous recipe), antipasto sala d, garlic bread, Bean Bag Toss, decks of cards and Racine's famous Kringle.
Bean Bags/Boards- There will be 2 sets of boards with Park High Logos. One set will be awarded at the end of the night to a lucky classmate.
Music from the 50's and 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 drink might make them a better dancer. $25/person 👣💃💃👣
THURSDAY JULY 27th
Golf outing Petrifying Springs 409 7th St, Kenosha 8:30 tee off $25 for nine; $40 for 18🏌🏌⛳️
Bike Tour--Morning at 9:00 🚴🏾 Meet at the Zoo 2131 N Main Street
Three different tours for the biking crowd. All will head out from the Racine Zoo where there is safe parking along the streets.
Tour 1-- Wind Point past Light House. Mostly 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. 2 Christopher Columbus Causeway🎉
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. $30/person 💃💃💃💃
FRIDAY, JULY 28th
O&H Bakery Presentation--11:00 🍩🍩🍩 5910 Washington Avenue
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. 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. No charge.
Wind Point Lighthouse Tour--1:30. 🗼 4725 Lighthouse Dr, Wind Point
Private tour of the grounds and opportunity for a tower climb if you dare. Amazing chance to visit this much-photographed highlight of Racine. $10/person
Roma Lodge Italian Festival--5:00 🍺🍕🍔🌭🍦Waterfront at 5th Street
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.
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!
Check out this link recommended by Rich Nutt and John Weibel
Great presentation and the music is superb.
Click Select on the link, copy then paste in your browser
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.