Jodi Tillotson Huddleston sent us this information on a mini-reunion of Burbank High Class of 1968 grads in Arvada, Colorado:
Saturday, June 29th
Old Neighborhood Restaurant
7923 Allison Way
near 80th and Wadsworth.
Lorene Foreman Branson and Betty Kesling Costa are organizing this event. RSVP to Lorene at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A number of you have written in to complain about the 45th Class Reunion being held on Sunday, October 13, 2013. Here’s what Roger Guggenheimer wrote: I’d love to attend. However, when initial planning was in the works, did anyone take in to account that having this event on a Sunday night could/would create a hardship on those of us that are still employed in the work force full time? If this event was held just one day earlier, I wouldn’t be in this position. At this point, if I am to go I’ll have to fly out the next day, which is a work day for me. My home and workplace are both 4 hours drive from the nearest airport. Although I am entitled to the time off, I have to make extensive preparations for someone to take my place (at work). I realize the date is set, but I think it would be a worthwhile consideration next time (to have it on a Saturday)
Here’s what I wrote back to Roger: I’m told by Jim Ranshaw that the Reunion Committee really did consider Saturday, but apparently the price would have been substantially higher so they decided to go with Sunday, thinking that the lower price would be more attractive than the day of the week.
If you are able to attend the 45th Class Reunion on Sunday, October 13th at the Castaway Restaurant, please send your checks for $55 to:
BHS Class of ’68
The BHS ’70 class followed most everything you did at your very successful 2008 40th reunion for our 40th in June 2010. Our 40th was our eighth reunion since 1970, was our second or third most attended, and by far our most successful reunion, thanks in large part to following your lead. The price for a Friday or Sunday event at The Castaway is 1/2 what the price is for a Saturday event there. Our “committee” decided we would gain more attendees by the lower price than we would lose attendees by day of the week. We decided these reunions happen only every five years, so classmates should be able to adjust schedules one day in five years if they really want to attend. Before our 2010 reunion we only had one ’70 classmate question the reunion being on Sunday. He did attend from out of state with his wife, and they had a splendid time! We chose Sunday rather than Friday for our reunion so we could make a ‘weekend reunion’ out of it. We had a get-together on the Saturday night of at least 100 people, smaller groups met on Sunday noontime before the evening reunion, and also a Monday morning breakfast with about 90 people. There were just about 260 people at The Castaway on Sunday evening for the actual reunion. We had at least 65 from out of town who stayed in the same Burbank hotel, anywhere from two nights to five nights each, so, many meals and visiting together there, too.
Alan Landros ’70