July 11, 12, and 13, 2003 don't get caught in "THE PIT" ...but do get caught at the La Follette High School Class of `83 20-Year Reunion Weekend! Celebrate times past and present, reconnect with old friends, make brand new friends... IT'S GONNA BE "CHOY"!!!
WHEN and WHERE:
Reunion Weekend Kickoff: Friday, July 11th, from 7:30 p.m. until bar time at Pedro's Restaurant, 3555 East Washington Avenue. Cash bar, casual dress, spouses optional.
Memory Lane: Saturday, July 12th, from 1-3 p.m. at La Follette. Ever wonder what the halls of La Follette look like after 20 Years? Check out the new La Follette Archives and History Museum and see for yourself. This one-of-a-kind museum, located next to the La Follette LMC, was opened for the first time this past October after four years of collecting over a thousand artifacts archiving the school's 40-year history. Everything from old issues of The Lance to prom dresses, athletic uniforms and old yearbooks are on display. It is the achievement of Victoria Straughn's Social Studies students with the help of several generous financial gifts and the cooperation of alumni who donated La Follette memorabilia. Enter through the F-Wing doors and follow the signs. La Follette is opening its doors especially for us! Also, if you have La Follette items that you would like to donate to the museum bring them with you.
The Big Event: Saturday, July 12th, from 6:30 p.m. until midnight at the Marriott Hotel, 1313 John 0. Hammons Dr., Middleton (take Beltline west, exit at Greenway, turn left on Greenway, then left on John 0. Hammons). Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, beer/soda, great conversation, DJ/dancing, and home movies of our high school days and past class reunions. Semi-formal attire recommended.
Family Picnic: Sunday, July 13th, from noon until 4 p.m. at Winnequah park in Monona. A chance to meet the families of your classmates; bring your kids! Gather at the Dream park Shelter near the playground equipment (take Nichols Rd. to Healy, turn left on Healy).
COST OF WEEKEND PACKAGE: $50/ person in advance or $60/per person at the door. Cost of weekend package includes: Saturday night (banquet facility, hors d'oeuvres, beer, soda, and D.J. A cash bar will also be available) and Sunday Picnic (sandwiches, soda, and cake. Optional: Bring a dish to share!) SAVE YOURSELF SOME MONEY by completing the form below and returning it with your full payment before July 3rd.
FYI: Teachers will be invited to the Saturday and Sunday events. Please visit our class website at www.lafollette83.org and help locate missing classmates. Spread the word about this reunion!
Hotel Accommodations: A block of rooms is set aside for us at the Marriott for both Friday and Saturday for $104 per room. For hotel room Reservations Call 1-800-228-9290 and mention that you would like one of the rooms in the block set aside for the La Follette Class of `83.
Please complete this form and return with enclosed check to: La Follette Class of `83, 225 Schenk St., Madison, WI, 53714 before July 3, 2003.
Name (while at La Follette): ________________________________ Current Name: ________________________________ Spouse's/Partner's Name: ________________________________ Current Address: ________________________________ Current Phone Number: ________________________________ Number attending Pedro's on Friday Night: __________________ (so we can reserve enough space) Number attending Saturday Marriott Event: __________________ Number attending Sunday Picnic: ____________________________
A publisher approached the La Follette Booster Club in 2002 to create a "comprehensive directory" of all graduates. You probably received a postcard in the mail about this. The Class of 1983 did not undertake this effort. Our contact directory is completely separate from their printed directory. Some people have received their printed copies; the reviews are mixed. The reunion committee found about 40 out of 170 missing people using the printed alumni book.
If you want to be included in future revisions of the publisher's book for free, or order a printed copy for yourself for $90+tax, then call the Harris Publishing Company at 1-800-214-4799. According to their web site, data gathered by Harris is not sold to anyone except alumni and the contracting organization (the Booster Club), but use your own judgement.
For your reference, two commercial web sites with La Follette pages are listed below. You might find people from other classes listed there.