Washington Park High School
Class Of 1965
THE 70th BIRTHDAY BASH PLANNERS ARE GOING TO ASK FOR YOUR INPUT WITH A SURVEY ON THIS WEBSITE AROUND MAY 3rd-4th
SCROLL DOWN TO SEE PHOTOS FROM THE APRIL 27th BRUNCH.
Just a short story to share. Ken Bengtson was one of three classmates that donated a full $1965 scholarship, the other two being Dick Hobbs and Peter Kierkegaard. Ken related this story to me recently.
"Just a history tidbit; I won a weeks trip to California from the newspaper because of delivering their newspaper to my happy clients. Then I won a bike while out there. Not a bad deal." I guess what goes around, comes around.
'Amazingly generous' — Park Class of 1965 donates 10 $1,965 scholarships
This is today's (Friday, April 22nd) headline from the Racine Journal-Times Lifestyles Section. Thanks again to everyone in our terrific class who made this possible. On May 18th, at 6:00 pm in the John Burns Theatre at Park, the ten scholarships will be presented to the recipients. This will be part of the Senior Awards Night. Anyone from our class that is interested in attending is welcome. Cake and coffee to follow. It may be a long evening, be forewarned.
We copied and pasted the article below. Due to the nature of pasting to our format, please scroll down a little for the full article. There have been some very nice comments from Racine residents at the end of the online version of the article. Thank you Lee Roberts from the Racine J-T and Wendy Saber from Park High.
News Flash News Flash News Flash
It's official. The leadership baton has been handed over to Chuck Carothers, Paul Dorsey, Jim Jenkins and Dave Manchester. You might get emails fro'km the old guard from time to time on their behalf, but they have agreed to head our 70th Birthday Party! If you were unable to attend the 50th reunion, here's your chance to go back in time with your former classmates
At the end of April, the names of the students who will receive our $1965.00 scholarships will be announced. We will report their names and hopefully a short bit of information about each of them. The scholarships will be presented at Park High in mid-May. Thanks again Barb Kemnitz and Marilyn Kayon for all your work and perseverance with this project. Thanks also to all of our classmates who donated in anyway to make this all happen. Great job Class of '65!
NEXT PANTHER BRUNCH--Wednesday, April 27th at 10:30 at the Dynasty Restaurant 2427 Lathrop Ave
email Skip at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 262-633-7019 no later than Tuesday, April 26th at noon
our fearless Panther Brunch leader Skip Meekma with classmate Dave Manchester
FOOD FOR THOUGHT-- HOW THINGS CHANGE
GO PACK GO
THANK YOU #4 for all the memories
THANK YOU #15 for your classy act
THANK YOU future Hall of Famer #12
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
The Final Tally
for the Class of '65 Scholarship Fund
(sorry it took so long to get this great news posted!)
I see Dave Manchester, Art Rozzoni, Marilyn Kayon, Carol Tyree, Diane Kaestner, Bea Hansen, Vickie Andress, Chuck Carothers, Guy Rannow, Al Singstock, Eric Guttenberg, Bob Jacobsen, Sheila Dermody, Trudy Slesarenko, Lynn Cutrell and Bob Schneider. Now who did I miss?
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
A bunch for lunch in Sheboygan. Pat Georgeson and Karen Yurk both live in the Sheboygan area. They gave us a great tour of Caan's Greenhouse, James Tellen sculpture garden, J Michael Kohler Art Center-- check out the fancy bathrooms below, lunch and a visit to some cool shops on 8th St.
Pat Georgeson, Karen Yurk, Kathy Sidwell, Lynda Zamagni, Linda Campeau, Sandy Hansen, Jonnie Rasmussen, Diane Kaestner, Carol Tyree
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.