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30 Year Reunion Announcement!
Evening With the Stars
2018 - 7:00 pm
VFW Post 534 110 E Veterans Way Joplin 64801
$30 /each or $50 /couple
We want to welcome all of our former classmates to attend our 30th class reunion “An Evening With the Stars”. It will be held Saturday July 28th, 2018 at the VFW Post 534 located at 110 E. Veterans Way, Joplin 64801. Doors will open at 6:30 pm. Dinner will be served at 7pm provided by Calvin Jones Catering. We will be having Brisket, Pulled Pork, and sides. Our entertainment will be provided by Dennis Jamison with OTR productions. He will be mixing up all of our favorites from the 80s as well as entertaining us with some acoustic music. There is a bar onsite with great friendly bartenders. Smoking is allowed in the bar area only. The event room is smoke-free.
Pricing for this event is $30 each or $50/couple. Payments can be made via PayPal at:
Or, if you prefer bank transfers: our bank account is set up at:
Community Bank and Trust
Account #: 1880616
Checks may be written out to EITHER :
Karen Bowers or Sheila Foster
Please memo on check for 30th reunion.
Mail all checks or correspondence to: Karen Bowers PO Box 277 Duenweg, MO 64841
We will also be touring the newly built Joplin High School located at 2104 N. Indiana Ave 64804. We will also be doing a tree dedication on the school grounds. This will be done earlier in the day on Saturday July 28th. Times and more info will come at a later date.
We will also be having a Pancake Feed on Sunday July 29th at 10 am located at Community Support Services Center located at 2312 Annie Baxter Ave. 64804. It will be in their event center located behind the main office. This will be a family event and also has an ADA accessible playground for kids of all ages to enjoy! This event is included in the price of admission to the gala from the previous night. However, if you only plan on attending the Pancake Feed, there is a $5 each or $10/family admission fee.
Any funds that we have leftover at the end of the Event will be Donated to the Children’s Haven in Joplin who are essential to providing a safe place for children to go either because of homelessness, family medical emergencies, or a multitude of other reasons.
We do have hotel rooms reserved at Homewood Suites by Hilton. Please click on the attached link. The rooms will be reserved for our group until July 6th or the block is full, whichever comes first. The nights reserved are for July 27th- July 29th. The hotel is located at 2642 E. 32nd st. Joplin, 64804
Please feel free to contact me via email or phone if you have any questions or concerns.
I’m truly looking forward to reuniting with you all!
Karen (Bowers) Helms-Erdmann
After high school, I got my BA in psychology from Trinity University in San Antonio which is where I met my husband, Greg. He very kindly accompanied me on my long journey to my doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology. Along with way, we lived in Kansas (MA at the University of Kansas), Indiana (PhD from Ball State) and Florida (year-long internship at Florida State in Tallahassee). After I earned my degree, we ended up in Texas where I taught graduate and undergraduate students for 5 years at Texas Woman's University. I now am my own boss with my private practice. It allows me the flexibility to spend time with our fabulous son, Ian, and with my wonderful niece and nephew who live down the street.
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