70th reunion nears
Plans for what could be the last reunion of the class of 1944 are in the final stage of completion. The planning committee opines that it will be a festive event that will long be remembered, one that grads won’t want to miss.
The class gathering will take place at the Smoke House, 4420 Lakeside Dr., Burbank, just across from the Warner Bros. Studio at 5:00 PM, June 6, 2014.
The date is important because it was 70 years ago that our armed forces stormed the beaches of Normandy. It seems fitting that the 70th reunion be dedicated to all the men and women who proudly served our country on the battle field as well as on the home front.
The program will begin by Hollywood High JROTC presenting the colors with the flag salute being lead by Louis Ramirez who will serve as the Emcee for the evening.
The menu includes the choice of three entrees: chicken, catch of the day, or Tri Tip of Beef served with salad, a side dish and veggies with ice tea or coffee and a baked dessert. A commemorative wine glass that you can keep will be provided for the champagne-punch toast and dinner wine.
Entertainment includes a monologue by Kayla Teel, an accomplished actress of theater, and a reading of Life as it was in 1944 by Guyla Cashel, and then a final walk down Memory Lane.
Total cost for the evening is $50. This includes dinner (taxes and gratuity), souvenir wine glass, the toast, dinner wine, and related incidental costs. Reservations need to be made and confirmed by May 10. Please complete the enclosed reservation form and return to Lloyd in the envelope provided by this date. I will be on my way to California with several stops in between after May 10, so I need your help in completing details before I depart. If this is not convenient but you will be attending the reunion please let me know so arrangements can be made. I can be contacted at (321) 727-1398.
See you June 6!!!!