WRHS'67 50th REUNION
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When: September 21 - 24, 2017
Where: WHEAT RIDGE AREA (where else?)

Contact: Reunion Committee
wrhs-67-farmers@comcast.net

The Reunion Committee is planning a variety of events for the Reunion Weekend, September 21 - 24, 2017. See the descriptions below for details. Let us know if there is an activity you want included.  We welcome your feedback!.

While you are here on the Class website, update your profile! We've added new questions so you can tell us what you've been doing for 50 years!


THE MAIN EVENTS:
FRIDAY FARMERS BARN
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When: 09/22/2017
Where: The Vista at Applewood (known as Rolling Hills Country Club back in '67)
14001 W 32nd Ave
Golden

Our Reunion Farmers’ Barn will be your opportunity to greet old friends and meet new ones! We'll have hors d’oeuvres, street tacos, and sliders (both meat and vegetarian). There will be a chance to talk, plus time to enjoy the scenery from The Vista’s delightful outdoor deck. Applewood was known as Rolling Hills Country Club back in our day and was the host for the Wheat Ridge High School Golf Team. In honor of this great history, we’ll present awards from the morning’s Golf Scramble -- who will win the Farmer Blue Jacket? To round out the evening, we’ve booked a live band, the Liquor Biscuit, to play our kind of music, while we dance the night away! Click to check out the Band's website.

Dress - Smart Casual
$50/person -- see the "Buy Tickets" page.
SATURDAY BUFFET BANQUET
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When: 09/23/2017
Where: Lakewood Country Club
6800 W 10th Ave
Lakewood

Back in 1967, Lakewood Country Club was the elegant choice for a special night. Established in 1908, it continues to be one of Denver’s premier clubs. Now, with an elegant new clubhouse, the Country Club boasts spectacular views, impeccably maintained grounds and exquisite cuisine. Our Reunion Grand Buffet will offer you three entrées: medallions of beef, chardonnay chicken, and grilled salmon. We’ve deliberately designed the Banquet as a buffet with open seating, rather than as a sit-down dinner, to make it easy to talk and share memories, and to encourage everyone to mingle with both old and new friends. We will have a fun interactive “Magic Mirror” to record your evening with takeaway photos. Classic cars from the 60’s will be on display, courtesy of our classmate collectors. The evening's Program will also include a memory wall, nostalgia, mood music, and door prizes. Later you can sip some wine on the outdoor patio and watch the stars come out!

Dress - Evening Chic
$67/person -- see the "Buy Tickets" page.
 

 
GOLF SCRAMBLE
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When: September 22, 2017 at 8:00 am Shotgun Start
Where: Applewood Golf Club
14001 W 32nd Ave
Golden
Contact: Carolyn Harrington
cfharring@gmail.com
Attention ALL GOLFERS (from beginning duffers to experts): We are planning a FUN, FUN, FUN golf scramble on Friday morning, September 22, 2017, during our WRHS 50th Reunion Weekend!! Our venue will be Applewood Golf Club, known as the "Rolling Hills Country Club" in our day, which has served as the Home Course for Farmer golf teams for 50+ yrs, providing practice facilities and tournament play.
 
We have reserved the course for an 8 am shotgun start. The cost is $60 per person, and includes the green fee for 18 holes, cart fee, and range balls.  In addition, a breakfast snack will be provided to send us off, along with a free drink ticket to sustain us later in the round! The course provides full beverage cart services.  There will be prizes for the longest drive, closest to the pin, longest putt, etc. Who will win the Farmer "Blue Jacket"?.
 
You can choose your foursome or we will do the pairings. ’67 classmates, spouses and friends are all welcomed to join in the fun! Please register on the "Buy Tickets" page or contact Carolyn Harrington at
cfharring@gmail.com

$60/Golfer -- see the "Buy Tickets" page

 
MUSIC GATHERING & REUNION CONCERT
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When: Concert: Sept. 23, 2017 at Mid afternoon
Where: Wheat Ridge High School Auditorium

Contact: Ernie Eason
eeason@ix.netcom.com
Calling all WRHS Musicians! Let's have fun and remember our years with Larry Wallace and his great WRHS music programs by making music together during the Class of 1967's Fabulous 50th WRHS Reunion.

Many of us from the WRHS bands and orchestras are still musically active and we really, really want to play together again. We are seeking musicians from the Class of 1967, as well as older and/or more recent grads, to join us. The current WRHS music director, Charles Craig, has volunteered to conduct us and provide percussion and other instruments, scores, and more. In addition, Ralph Hinst (junior high and grade school conductor for some of us) may conduct one piece. There will be a few rehearsals in the fall for local people, a rehearsal for everyone Friday before the concert, and parts will go out in advance so we can practice before the rehearsals.
 
If you are interested, please RSVP or contact Ernie Eason at
eeason@ix.netcom.com . Let us know what instrument you would play, and we'll send further details as they firm up.

Dress Rehearsal Friday Sept. 22, 2017, late afternoon; Performance, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, mid afternoon, Wheat Ridge High School Auditorium. No cost.

 

 
ADDITIONAL DAY EVENTS
Bowling at Paramount Bowl, 26th and Kipling, Thursday, Sept. 21, 3-5 pm. Join us for some "retro" nostalgia at our old stomping grounds! For details contact Suzanne Conyers Stanfield at spstanfield@comcast.net

Early Bird Hospitality Event,
Thursday, Sept. 21, 5-7 pm, Denver Marriott West, 1717 Denver West Blvd, Golden
An “ice breaker” for the early arrivals: meet at the Marriott’s bar and get a head start on renewing old acquaintances. No Host Bar.
 
Tour of Wheat Ridge High School
Principal Griff Wirth (class of ‘81) will show us what is currently happening at our School. Learn about new programs such as STEM/engineering and robotics. Discover the strengths and accomplishments of current athletic, cultural, and academic programs. The tour will be Saturday September 23, 2017, before the Reunion Concert. No cost.
 
Reunion Concert,
Saturday Sept. 23, 2017, mid afternoon, WRHS Auditorium.
The highlight of the Music Gathering will be the Reunion Concert. Come show your support for your musical classmates. If you are a musician, see above for details about the Music Gathering. Everyone is invited to this one hour concert by the Reunion Symphonic Band. No cost.
 
Classic Car Show
Are you the proud owner of a classic car? We would love to see it! As part of our Saturday event  at the Lakewood Country Club, Bill Hessin and others will display their beautiful autos from the 1960’s. To join the Show contact Bill at Voiceobill@aol.com

Field Trips to Local Attractions
Specific days and times will depend on your interest!  Suggestions so far are a mountain drive to see the “Fall Colors,” a visit to Rocky Mountain National Park, a hike in Golden Gate Park, a Tasting Tour at Coors, and …?? Send us your suggestions in the “Comments” box on the RSVP Page.

Picnic in the Park
Sunday Sept. 24, 2017, noon, Anderson Park 44th & Field Street, Wheat Ridge.
To close out our Reunion Weekend, we’ll have an informal gathering and potluck barbeque at Anderson Park. Families, including kids and grandkids, are welcome to join us!  Activities will include a nature walk, barbeque, volleyball, badminton, or croquet. No Cost Event, but please RSVP so we know how many to plan for. Meat will be provided; please bring a side dish, desert, or BYOB.