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PRAHS Park Rapids Area High School
Park Rapids, MN  USA
Tuesday August 9, 2022
1972
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40 Years Later! 2012 Class Gathering: ID posted at a later time.

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Event Announcement!

Reunion Information Table

Thursday,  August  11,  2022  -  5:00 pm

Near Royal Bar on Main Street  

From 5-7pm, near the Royal bar, look for table, sporting helium balloons, where a couple of fellow Panthers will host a Reunion Information Table for you to

*stop by and be welcomed back home,

*pick up a class of ‘72 button,

*get a reunion itinerary, and,

ask if reunion committee needs any help.

 


Meet & Greet, Class Photo at the Royal Bar

Friday,  August  12,  2022  -  7:00 pm

120 Main Ave South Park Rapids, MN  

Have dinner on your own prior to 7:00pm.

Royal Bar cooks up the best burgers in town!

At the Royal, look for the Class of '72 table, to pick up your name tag, Class of 72 reunion button, and Reunion itinerary, for Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

7:00pm - Meet and Greet at the Royal Bar.

8:00pm - Class photo.
 



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Afternoon & Evening Get Together

Saturday,  August  13,  2022  -  3:00 pm

Ray & Connie Ball home - 10119 160th St Park Rapids  

**This is a rain or shine event. Indoors provided if raining.

Locals bring chairs and event is BYOB, bring your own meal beverage or adult beverage for evening.

3:00pm - Meeting time at Connie’s. Check in, get a name tag, and 72 Reunion Button, if you haven’t received one yet. Competitive yard games set up, along with area for individual or couple photos.

5:30pm - Group photo

6:30-8:30pm - Meal time

8:30pm - ??? Cheers mate!
 



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Final Reunion Event - All Hands on Deck

Sunday,  August  14,  2022  -  2:00 pm

Carey Yliniemi home - 26443 West Straight Lake Ave Osage, MN  

2:00 pm - All Hands on Deck

Sit down, makes some s'mores and relax after an event filled weekend.

This final 50th gathering starts at 2:00pm and goes till the last person leaves.
 



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Event Announcement!

1-6 COMMUNITY EVENTS

1. Thursday, Aug 11
First-Contact Reunion Information Table,
Water Wars,
Pre-Concert Social Hour,
2nd Street Stage Concert.

2. Saturday, Aug 13
Farmer’s Market

3. Saturday, Aug 13
Northern Knights Run to the Rapids Classic Car Show

4. Saturday, Aug 13
Legends & Logging Days, with Backyard BBQ Challenge

5. Sunday, Aug 14
Eastside Church Welcomes the Class of ‘72

6. Sunday, Aug 14
Attend a church of your choice

See detailed description below for each COMMUNITY EVENT.




 


1. First-Contact Reunion Information Table, Water Wars, Pre-Concert Social Hour, 2nd Street Stage Concert

Main Street, Park Rapids  

Thursday, August 11, 2022 – 5:00pm

5-7:00pm – First-Contact Reunion Information Table. On Main Street, by Royal Bar, look for the Class of ‘72 table, sporting above-the-crowd, helium balloons, hosted by fellow Panthers to pick up your Class of ‘72 Reunion button and itinerary. Ask if any help is needed by Reunion Committee.

5:15-7:00pm – Water Wars, The kick off of Legends and Logging Days events. Annual team water competition, using fire hoses to move a cable-suspended barrel above Main, you have to see to believe. Great entertainment!    Second Street Stage concert after.    

Beverages, food for sale and family activities on 2nd block of Main. Bring your own lawn chair.

7-9:00pm – The FREE concert will feature the Mae Simpson Music. Soul/Funk/Blues/Rock. Crowd pleasing, foot stomping, original pure energy and soul music, that brings crowds to their feet!
 


2. Farmer's Market

Hwy 24 East, across from Thielen Motors  

Saturday, August 13, 2022

9:00am-1:00pm.

Supporting local farmers, creative artisans & gifted craftsmen selling their goods and wares, in live music atmosphere. Something for everyone on Hwy 34 East across from Thielen Motors.

 


3. Northern Knights Run to the Rapids

1st, 2nd, and 3rd block on Main Street, Park Rapids  

8:00-9:00am Vehicles Registering, 9:00am vintage vehicles displayed on Main  

Saturday, August 13, 2022

9:00am-1:00pm

The 38th Annual Northern Knights Run to the Rapids Classic Car Show.

The first three streets on Main blocked off for this event, neighboring streets 4 & 5 on Main having the Legends & Logging Days activities.

Car buffs will see beautifully restored classic cars and trucks and can meet with their proud owners.

**Tip from local annual Classic Car Show attender: Go earlier in morning, before the heat of the day and to give yourself enough time to appreciate each vehicle. :)

 


4. Legends & Logging Days / Backyard BBQ Challenge

4th & 5th block on Main Street  

Saturday, August 13, 2022

8:00am-5:00pm

Legends and Logging Days celebrates the area’s history of logging and lumberjacking. The award-winning Timberworks Lumberjack Show takes place in the fourth block of Main Avenue. Three times during the day, lumberjacks will compete against each other in log rolling, pole climbing, cross-cut sawing, ax throwing and log chopping.

Saturday is the Backyard BBQ Challenge with Grand Pit Master Leonard Hawkins and a panel of local judges tasting contestants’ cookoff creations. This takes place near Main Street Meats on Main.

BBQ competitors begin cooking for the Backyard BBQ Challenge at 9:00am, with judging at 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00pm

Youth events taking place behind Main Street Meats, across from Hugo's on Hwy 71.

While attending the Legends and Logging Days celebration, be sure to support your local farmers as they have food for sale at a very reasonable price, via a BBQ truck, Pike's Sweet Corn, and RDO's French Fries to name a few. Thank you, in advance, for supporting your local farmers and downtown business'.
 


5. Eastside Church Welcomes the Class of '72

16623 MN-87, Park Rapids, MN  

Sunday, August 14, 2022

This Church is for everyone!

Three service times: 8:30a 10:00a 11:30a

Upon arriving, tell your greeter, “I’m a first timer,” and they will bring you to the coffee bar, and show you into the auditorium.

Do you have children with you? Prior to service, check your children or grandchildren into Kidside, which provides nursery for babies and activities for toddlers to 5th grade.

After service, check in with Guest Central for Welcome Gift, and for first-time visitors, we provide outdoor grilled breakfast or lunch.

Any weekend ONLINE Option: eastside.com
SAT: 6:00p 7:30p
SUN: 9:30a 11:00a 12:30a 2:00p

 


6. Attend a church of your choice

Sunday, August 14, 2022

To find local churches, go to:

issuu.com/parkrapidsenterprise/docs/churchdirectory2022
 


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Class News

8/6/2022
Seven Registration Drive Gift Certificate winners
1. $25 Gift Certificate Good Life Cafe: Joyce Herdina Meverden; 2. $25 Gift Certificate Royal Bar: Gordy Isaacson; 3. $5 Gift Certificate Royal Bar: Dwight Johnson; 4. $5 Gift Certifica . . .  Continued

7/21/2022
HELP finding former classmates!
If you have contact information for any of these 13 former classmates, send them to our classmate reunion site to log in, update their profiles, and register for the reunion. Thank you for . . .  Continued

7/6/2022
Sally Mullin Dahlberg
Condolences to the family and friends of Sally (Mullin) Dahlberg, as Sally passed on July 3, 2022. Cards may be sent to 423 Lane 2, Alliance, NE 69301. Online condolences may be left at ww . . .  Continued

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  Thanks to you all who are still at home.

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  Nice site Vicki!

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