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

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

We have scheduled a variety of events for the Reunion Weekend, September 21 - 24, 2017. See the descriptions below for details.

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: Sept. 22, 2017, at 6 - 11 pm
Where: The Vista at Applewood
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. 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
$60/person -- see the "Buy Tickets" page.
SATURDAY BUFFET BANQUET
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When: Sept. 23, 2017, at 6:30 - 11:00 pm
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
$75/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
  We're sold out, but contact Carolyn to be put on the backup list in case someone cancels.
 
REUNION CONCERT and WRHS TOUR
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When: Sept. 23, 2017, at TOUR 1-2:30 pm; CONCERT 3-4 pm
Where: Wheat Ridge High School Auditorium
9505 W 32nd Ave
Wheat Ridge
Contact: Ernie Eason
eeason@ix.netcom.com

CONCERT:  All Class of 1967 alumni, spouses, friends, relatives, and the general public are invited to this free public concert, 3:00 - 4:00 pm, Sept. 23rd.
 
WRHS Musical alumni from our Class of ’67, and WR grads from several other years, will be joined by current students in the Wind Symphony at Wheat Ridge HS to play this Reunion Concert. Charles Craig, the current WRHS Music Director, will conduct, and the concert will last about an hour. We will perform several pieces, including Fanfare for the Common Man,  America the Beautiful, Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever march, a Beatles medley of 60’s hits, music from Star Wars: the Force Awakens, the beautiful tone poem October, and of course our class song, The Impossible Dream from Man of La Mancha.
 
TOUR: Take a tour of the school from 1:00 - 2:30 pm, guided by former Principal Griff Wirth (who is also a WRHS alumnus). He will show us the changes since we graduated and all the new educational opportunities offered at WRHS. The tour is also free and open to everyone.

Note For Musicians:
Rehearsals have started as of August 30th. Dress Rehearsal will be Friday, Sept. 22, 3-5 pm, and Concert, Sept. 23, 3-4 pm; warm-up call at 2:30 pm.
 

If you know WRHS alumni musicians who are still playing and might be interested in joining us, please have them contact Ernie Eason ASAP eeason@ix.netcom.com

 
PICNIC IN THE PARK
When: Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 at noon
Where: Prospect Park
44th St at Robb St
Wheat Ridge, CO
United States
80033


NOTE: Due to construction at Anderson Park, we've changed location to Prospect Park, 44th between Robb & Quail Streets

Sunday Sept. 24, 2017, noon, Prospect Park, Wheat Ridge.

To close out our Reunion Weekend, we’ll have an informal gathering and potluck barbeque. 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 burgers and brats to cook. Meat will be provided; please bring a side dish or dessert to share. BYOB.
ADDITIONAL DAY EVENTS -- Please RSVP
Bowling at Paramount Bowl, 26th and Kipling, Thursday, Sept. 21, 3-5 pm. "Retro" nostalgia at our old stomping grounds! Grab a group of friends and bowl a game or two! No Host.

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
Principals Griff Wirth (class of ‘81) and Josh Cooley 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, 1:00 pm, before the Reunion Concert. No cost.
 
Reunion Concert,
Saturday Sept. 23, 2017, 3 pm, following the School Tour, 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 performance details. 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
Explore on your own!  Suggestions: a mountain drive to see the “Fall Colors,” a visit to the Denver Art Museum, a walk around Crown Hill Park across from the School, or …??

Picnic in the Park
Sunday Sept. 24, 2017, noon, location changed to Prospect Park, 44th & Robb Street, Wheat Ridge. To close out our Reunion Weekend, we’ll have an informal gathering and potluck barbeque. 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 burgers and brats to cook. Meat will be provided; please bring a side dish or dessert to share. BYOB.
Hotel Recommendation for out-of-town classmates:
We have reserved a block of rooms at the Denver Marriott West,1717 Denver West Blvd., Golden, CO 80401, with a guaranteed group rate of $118 per night. Here is the link to Book your group rate for WHEAT RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1967 REUNION or contact the Marriott directly: 303-279-9100  Please note that the cut-off date for reservations at this rate is extended to September 4, 2017.

Classmates and their guests staying at the Marriott are automatically included in the Early Bird Hospitality Event at the Marriott on Thursday, 9/21/17, 5–7 pm.