Washington Park High School
Class Of 1965
Just a note to update you on Skip Meekma. Skip had a bout with the Shingles in spite of having the shot. To top it off, he took a bad tumble and has a severe gash on his head and broke two vertebrae in his neck. For the next few months, Skip will be sporting a neck brace. His computer is down currently, but if you want to wish him well call 262-633-7019
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CLASS OF '65---70th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
70 NEVER LOOKED SO GOOD
The party from August, 2015 continues. Our committee of party planners have been hard at it and have an exciting agenda planned for Wednesday, July 26- Friday, July 28th 2017
Wednesday afternoon party at Brown's Lake at The Waterfront. 3:00-?????? Pontoon boat rides, Pizza and Music on the patio, and of course Birthday Cake. Casual with lots of room to mingle and catch up wth old friends. Good times on Brown's Lake.
Thursday morning golf at Petrifying Springs.
Thursday evening party at the Reefpoint Brew House on beautiful Lake Michigan in downtown Racine. 5:00-?????? Heavy appetizers and lots of them, Music, and of course more Birthday Cake. Casual, no reserved seating and more mingling and getting reacquainted. Patio and outside bar.
Friday morning group bike ride. Possible Lake Michigan charter fishing trip, billiard tournament and O&H Tour. All in the works.
Friday late afternoon join the folks of Racine at Italian Fest. Our class has a reserved meeting space at the Green Room where there will be even more Birthday Cake! Enjoy Italian goodies from Roma Lodge and meet up with Park High classmates from other classes attending this annual Racine highlighted event.
Hotel arrangements and more events are in the works, all suggestions are welcome. For instance Pete Winnen suggested a charter fishing trip on Lake Michgan.
Dave Manchester firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Dorsey email@example.com
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!
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It's official. The leadership baton has been handed over to Chuck Carothers, Paul Dorsey, Jim Jenkins and Dave Manchester. Paul and Dave are co-chairmen. If you were unable to attend the 50th reunion, here's a second chance. Email
Paul Dorsey firstname.lastname@example.org
NEXT PANTHER BRUNCH--Wednesday, July 20th at 10:30 at the Dynasty Restaurant 2427 Lathrop Ave
Call Skip, he is having computer problems, 262-633-7019 no later than Tuesday, July 19th noon
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.