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50 Year Reunion Announcement!
Banquet-DENIMS to DASHING
2018 - 5:00 pm
YUMA ARTS CENTER, 254 S Main Street, Yuma, AZ
$50 advance, $60 after Dec 1,2017
KOFA Class of 1967, 50th Reunion
JANUARY 26TH, 27TH, and 28th, 2018 in YUMA, AZ
REUNION MOTEL: PIVOT POINT, Hilton Garden Inn, 310 N Madison Ave., Yuma, AZ 85364. Contact motel directly; 928-783-1500,
www.yumapivotpoint.hgi.com - Check in time is after 2:00pm. Tell them you are with ‘KOFA67’ for our rate.
“Put on your WALK’N SHOES and let’s WALK”-everything is in good Ole HISTORIC DOWNTOWN YUMA! http://www.visityuma.com/historic-downtown.html
FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2018 at The YUMA ARTS CENTER, 254 S Main Street, Yuma, AZ
CHECK IN and mingling: 5:00pm, No-Host Bar, Dinner-6:00-8:00pm –visiting and dancing till 10:00pm-then we begin the BAR CRAWL
ENTRÉE: Some of your old School favorites-BBQ Beef dinner, slaw, beans, salsa, tortillas, & cinnamon rolls. Vegetarians-tell us
MC-Vic Kastner (Pres. Class of KHS 1967), DJ/Dancing (could happen) with the good music of our youth (et al)
Dress is casual - ‘Denims to Dashing’. Photographer (Bill Butler-table photos, posed & whatever) and don’t forget your cells. We’re thinking
about doing that ‘PASS the MIC’ thing (no pressure-but remember your name), but it depends (double entendré) lol
AFTER HOURS (10:00pm-1:00am) you can join the ‘BAR CRAWL’ through downtown Yuma, checking out the new bars/bistros and the sights.
The ‘TOP of the KRESS’ (left of DaBoys) has a lovely view of Yuma-if you can hang? lol Bars/restaurants and (and shops) to explore in
Yuma’s Downtown Main Street: Lutes Casino, Prison Hill Brewing Co., The Pint House, The Ailment, Top of the Kress, & DaBoy’s Pizza-We have lots of discounts promised from these local establishments.
SAT., JAN 27, 2018, 11:00am-2:00pm COLORADO BRIDGE PARK at RAMADA #37
Casual lunch & visiting with classmates plus our traditional ‘Memorial Ceremony’ (Rev. Marty Micale). Group PHOTOS, too.
LUNCH included: Mr. G’s Bean/cheese burritos, water and Manny’s Taco Truck, plus you can always BYOB
Other activities-NO HOST (first pay-first serve):
1) Guided BUS TOUR $14 ea: 1-3:30pm highlighting the many changes to the Yuma area & a KHS drive (36 seats).
2) PAINTING CRAFTS $35ea: 4-6:00pm at Artsy Fartsy Studio 316 S. Main, (BYO wine-fun & you have a cool keepsake), (8-24 seats). Guys, too!
LUTES CASINO-6:00pm: Appetizers included, but NO HOST dinners. This event is purely optional, feel free to get together with old classmates to make your own evening plans. Yuma also has 3 Indian gambling casinos (2 with excellent restaurants), some good steak
houses (The Market Place, The Dunes-Patio), and some tasty Asian and sushi places. Other places: The Garden Café (Sunday breakfast/lunch), lots of unique little shops, and Historic Old Yuma Theatre (remember square shooters?). Don’t forget Prison Hill is right there too for more memory stroking & of course the Ocean to Ocean Bridge crossing the mighty Colorado River. OK enough, ‘ya gots’ to come, right?
SUNDAY, JANUARY 28, 2018, NO HOST at EL CHARRO, 11:00am, 601 W 8th St, or THE GARDEN CAFE, 8:00am-2:30pm, 250 S. Madison Ave.
Some of us wanted to have one last bite and ONE last ‘adios’, plus ‘more’ Mexican food and we love it at EL CHARRO-8th St/7th Ave. But…if you don’t want more Mexican food, there is The Garden Café (Owner, Bruce Gwynn, KHS 66’ ), reservations 928-783-1491, for a fabulous Sunday morning breakfast or lunch with a charming outdoor atmosphere and it is also in downtown Yuma.
PLEASE: FILL out your REGISTRATION form and RETURN ASAP and hopefully by August 1, 2017 and at the latest December 1, 2017 (fees will go up!). Please consider staying at the REUNION MOTEL, it will be fun and convenient.
~~WE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU!!~~
50th REUNION REGISTRATION FORM
REUNION COST: $50 per person -see 2-day attached reunion info- Fri dinner, Sat picnic & Lutes. All money is non-refundable. You MAY donate more. Everything is happening in DOWNTOWN YUMA during the BEST time of the year!
VEGETARIAN: YES_____ (how many) _____
REUNION MOTEL: Hilton Garden Inn Yuma/Pivot Point. 310 N Madison Ave, Yuma, AZ 85364 928.783.1500. Tell them YOU are with KOFA67 for our special rate. Downtown Yuma!!
TEACHERS: Is there a teacher/worker you would like us to invite? _______________________________
WHERE are you STAYING for the REUNION _________________________________________________
MEMORIES-PLEASE SEND SOME PHOTOS: Photos of YOU and your family and any OLD (funny ‘Blackmails’)PHOTOS from our high school years or even earlier. Please be sure they are high enough resolution to be viewed
when enlarged. Upload photos to Andy Smith:email@example.com. These will run at our banquet.
EXTRAS: BUS tour-$14, yes___ and/or ART CRAFTS-$35, yes___ Sign up, PAY below, first come, first serve
REUNION PHOTOS: YES____ NO____ (no charge to attending KOFA classmates) Check your address/es,we will need to mail/e-mail them to you.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Your wish is our command, give us a call and we will help. Linda- (928)783-4132/920-9890
Reunion $50.00 X __ = $______ Bus tour $14 X ___= $______
Crafts $35 X ___= $____Donation $______ Credit card $2.00 y__ no__
TOTAL PAID: $_________
MAIL CHECK PAYMENTS TO:
KOFA CLASS OF 1967 c/o Karen West Griffin, 900 W 6th St., Yuma, AZ
or you MAY register/PAY ONLINE to LFandRF@aol.com,
Add $2.00 for CREDIT CARD-(Dancer’s Workshop will show on bill).
Joined the Coast Guard after high school, met Ronda in Coos Bay, Oregon where I was stationed and married in 1971. Moved to Tucson in 1972 and still live here. Have two children - - daughter, Mindy and son, Jamie - - have three granddaughters (12, 10, and 9) and one grandson (6). Worked for Tucson Electric Power Co. as a lineman until retiring in 2004. Am now working on 2nd retirement through Local 769 out of Phoenix.
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