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By Anna Williams

Many Class Reunions took place this summer and fall. A summary of the reunions follows:

The Class of June 1949, held its 60th Class Reunion on October 3rd at The Tavern Pizza Restaurant on 50th Street in West Des Moines. Classmates met at 6:00 p.m. for dinner. Everyone enjoyed visiting and catching up with friends. Thanks to the Reunion Committee: Dave Ostrem at (515) 229-0117, Chuck Celsi, (515) 778-3550, and Charlotte Herrmann, (515) 225-8408.

The Class of 1954 held its 55th Class Reunion on September 11-13. On Friday night classmates toured Lincoln and held a tailgating party before the football game. On Saturday night they held a formal dinner at Echo Valley, and on Sunday they met for a picnic at Mac Rae Park.

The June Class of 1959 held its 50th Reunion on June 26-28 at Holiday Inn. Friday night was an informal gathering. On Saturday night classmates held a formal dinner and dance with classmate Dave Ortale as the main speaker. They held a brunch on Sunday..

The January Class of 1959 held its 50th Class Reunion on September 18th. Classmate Carole Canny Benz (515) 282-4216 coordinated the event.

The Class of 1963's Mac Rae Park Potluck
(ABOVE) Saturday morning, Principal Al Graziano, gave a 1 ½ hour tour for 14 of the classmates from January '59.

The Class of 1963 met for its annual gathering on June 27th. Their day started with breakfast at the Old Country Buffet, followed by golfing at Blank, and ended with a potluck picnic at Mac Rae Park.

The Class of 1963's Mac Rae Park Potluck
(ABOVE) The Class of 1963's Mac Rae Park Potluck. (BELOW) Nick Scavo, Gary Winter and Lyle Spillman look through Class of '63 photo albums.
Nick Scavo, Gary Winter and Lyle Spillman look through Class of '63 photo albums.

The Class of 1964 held its 45th Reunion on October 9-10 a with a Blue Jeans theme. On Friday night classmates met in the Lincoln Commons for a social gathering prior to the Homecoming game with Hoover High School. On Saturday they held a casual buffet with cash bar at the Cubs Club.

The Class of 1969 held its 40th Reunion on September 18-20. Pal Joey’s was the site for their Friday night event. On Saturday they met for dinner at Tumea & Sons. On Sunday, they held potluck picnic at Easter Lake Park.

The Class of 1963's Mac Rae Park Potluck
(ABOVE) The Class of 1969 enjoys its 40th Reunion dinner and visiting at Tumea & Sons restaurant. (BELOW) Cassie Simpson Rood and husband, Randy, provided and cooked hamburgers for over 50 at Easter Lake Park for the Class of '69 40th Reunion family picnic.
Nick Scavo, Gary Winter and Lyle Spillman look through Class of '63 photo albums.

The Class of 1974 got classmates’ attention with their Ignite the Fire announcement for their 35th Class Reunion Homecoming weekend, October 9-10. A tailgate meal was held at Mac Rae Park Friday night prior to the football game. After the game folks met at Orlando’s on Park Avenue. Saturday included Golf at Blank and a tour of Lincoln. A casual social was held Saturday evening at Blank Golf Course Clubhouse. Class photos and commemorative Ignite the Fire long sleeve T-shirts were available for purchase.

The Class of 1979 held its 30th Class Reunion on August 14-15. Over 100 people met at the Depot at the Iowa State Fair on Friday night. On Saturday 36 golfed at Waveland, and in the evening, around 140 attended dinner at the Waveland Club House. The evening included a Vision Campaign fund raising presentation by Linda King and Wendy Wilson.

The Class of 1984 held its 25th Class Reunion on October 9th following the Homecoming game. Classmates met at Carl’s Place on Woodland Avenue.

The Class of 1989 20th Class Reunion on August 14-15. Friday night was an informal gathering at Stockman’s at the Iowa State Fair. Their Saturday night event took place at the Holiday Inn with great food, a roaming photographer, and a Silent Auction to raise money for the Vision Campaign.

The Class of 1994 held its 15th Class Reunion on July 17-18. Their Friday night took place at A.J.’s on East Court in Des Moines. Their Saturday event was “Family Day at the Park” at Fort Des Moines Park.

The Class of 1999 held its 10th Class Reunion on October 23-24. Friday night was “Family Night” at Mac Rae Park. On Saturday night folks met at the Jasper Winery for a reception. Go to HYPERLINK "http://alhs99.blogspot.com/" http://alhs99.blogspot.com for additional information.

The Class of 2004 held its 5th Class Reunion on July 10 - 11. On Friday night about 50 gathered at Uncle Buck’s for Clive After Five. On Saturday, classmates met in the Lincoln Commons for a tour and potluck luncheon.

 

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