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Class of 1962

East High School, Memphis, Tennessee
50-Year Reunion, 2012

Plans for & coverage of the Reunion of the East High Class of 1962 will be posted here.


2012 Reunion
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50-Year Reunion
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East High School Class of 1962, October 20, 2012
East High School Class of 1962, October 20, 2012




[posted August 31, 2012]


FRIDAY NIGHT
 
We would like to have some Memphis classmates bring an appetizer to Vance's house on Friday night. If you are willing to do that, call Sue Hyde Crabtree at 761-2120 or . The party starts at 6:30 pm and supper will start at approximately 7:30. There is limited parking on Vance's street (Goodwyn Green Circle), however, there is parking available along Goodwyn, which runs between Central and Southern. There will be a security guard patrolling the area. Beer, wine, water, and soft drinks will be provided. You must bring your own liquor. (Proof of age will not be verified!)


SATURDAY DAY

We are planning to visit East High on Saturday at 11:00 to tour our school.  We are also going to take a group photo with all our classmates on the steps in front of the school. After that we are all going to meet for lunch at a great restaurant in the old neighborhood at 12:00.  Cheffie’s is located at 483 Highpoint Terrace, which is off Walnut Grove across the street from Galloway Golf course. It is in our old neighborhood where a lot of us grew up, and only 1.5 miles from East. This lunch will be free to all and will be a great way to spend more time catching up with each other. If you plan on visiting East High and having lunch afterwards, please let us know, so we can make the plans and have the proper amount of food and beverages available.

 

SATURDAY NIGHT

The Saturday night get-together will be held at a Memphis Country Club from 7 pm-11 pm. It will be a buffet-style dinner. There will be a cash bar for those wanting an adult beverage. Entertainment will be provided by Alex Ward who hosted the Pig & Whistle radio show. He has a video that runs during his show that features lots of cars, performers, and products from the era, including the Sivad TV opener, Katz drug store sign, Merry Mobile film, and a ride on the original Pippin!!!. Casual attire is ok both nights.


GOLF

For those who want to play golf, we have booked tee times on Friday, October 19, at Audubon Golf Course beginning at 8:30 am. We will play a golf scramble. So even if you aren't a good player, you can contribute in a scramble. Also, ladies are welcomed to play. Let us know as soon as possible if you intend to play so we can reserve enough tee times before they're gone. Contact Chuck Williams at  or call 901-755-1976 to let him know you intend to play.


HOTEL

We have secured a block of rooms for our 50th reunion this October 19 and 20.

Call the Hampton Inn at 901-747-3700 and ask for the East High Class of '62 rate. It will be $89/night (not including taxes). The hotel is next to the Baptist East Hospital at Walnut Grove and Humphreys Blvd., just east of I240.
 
Hampton Inn
33 Humphreys Blvd
901-747-3700
901-747-3800-Fax

GUEST ROOM RATES
Room rates quoted above are per night, non-commissionable, net rates, subject to applicable tax, which is currently 9.25 % state tax and 6.20 % county hotel occupancy tax.

In order to insure your guests receive the negotiated rates ($89), it is necessary that they call in their reservations by Friday September 7th, 2012; after that time, all reservations will be accepted on a space available basis at the hotel’s prevailing rate.


PAYMENT

Don't forget to send in your balance payment if you plan on attending the reunion.

The cost for a single person is: one night - $50; 2 nights - $100. The cost for two people is: one night - $100; 2 nights - $200. The deposit is refundable if cancellation is made by October 1.

Please make check payable to "East High Reunion Class of 62" and send check to:

East High Reunion Class of ‘62
c/o Elise K. Griffin
6404 Blue Heron Cove
Memphis, TN 38120

 
Got spare time during your visit? Grab some classmates and check out some of the things to do in Memphis. A list of selected attractions and events is on The East High Alumni Page's Visiting Memphis page.
 




[previously posted April 27, 2012]

The reunion dates will be October 19 and 20, 2012. Since schools will be back in session you won't miss time with the kids/grandkids during summer vacation. Since these dates are past prime-time travel days, there should be no problem getting air flights for those who have to travel to Memphis.

For those who play golf there will be a golf outing at Galloway golf course on Thursday and/or Friday. Others can attend a luncheon being planned. Let us know if you are interested in either one.

A Friday night get-together will be held at Vance Thompson Willey's house beginning at 6:30 pm.  The dinner is being catered by Fins and Feathers (www.wraysfinsandfeathers.com) and includes catfish, chicken, fries, slaw, hush puppies, tea, banana pudding, and all condiments and utensils.  Beer, wine, and soft drinks will be provided; for other drinks, BYOB.

On Saturday at 11 am we will meet at East High for a tour of our alma mater. We will have our picture taken in front of the school. Don’t worry about missing this photo session because we will also have our picture taken at Saturday night’s get-together.  After the tour we will have lunch at a place to be decided later, at participant expense.

The Saturday night get-together will be held at a local country club from 7 pm-11 pm. This location was selected because everything is included in one price. Other places charge a fee for room rental, utensils, tables, food, etc. Also, there is no parking fee in their secured parking lot. It will be a buffet-style dinner. There will be a cash bar for those wanting an adult beverage. Entertainment will be provided by Alex Ward who hosted the Pig & Whistle radio show. He has a video that runs during his show that features lots of cars, performers, and products from the era, including the Sivad TV opener, Katz drug store sign, Merry Mobile film, and a ride on the original Pippin!!! Casual attire is ok both nights.

The cost for a single person is: one night - $50; 2 nights - $100. The cost for two people is: one night - $100; 2 nights - $200. Please send a $50 deposit, whether for a single person or a couple, if you plan on attending the reunion. We have already received deposits from many classmates. The next deposit (probably in August) will be the additional $50 for a single person or $150 for a couple. The deposit is refundable if cancellation is made by October 1. For planning purposes we really need to know now if you plan on attending. Please respond to this e-mail and send your deposit. If you do not plan on attending, let us know that also.

Please make check payable to "East High Reunion Class of 62" and send check to:

East High Reunion Class of ‘62
c/o Elise K. Griffin
6404 Blue Heron Cove
Memphis, TN 38120





[posted Janaury 19, 2012]

Class of '62,

Our next 50-year reunion planning meeting will be held at 7:00 pm, Monday, February 6, at the home of Willis and Vance Thompson Willey at 3031 Goodwyn Green Circle. West of the Pink Palace at the intersection of Central and Goodwyn, go south one block and then turn left at the gates at the first street, Goodwyn Green Circle. It is a gated community but the gate will be open for us to enter. Their house is in the corner.

If you have some ideas/suggestions about dates, location, meals, refreshments, music, etc., please attend and let us know. If you just want to see what goes on, that's fine too. This is your chance to have some input into what happens during our 50-year reunion. Please tell classmates who don't have internet about the meeting. Also, East High has a web site at http://easthigh.org/ which has lots of information about our school and alumni.

E-mail me at any time, or call Vance at 573-5544 after January 23, if you plan on attending.

See yall on the 6th,

Glen







[posted November 15, 2011]
 
The first meeting of our 50-year reunion committee was held last night at Mason Ezzell's house.

Classmates in attendance were:
Mason Ezzell
Elise Kroell Griffin
Jackie Boston Taylor
Elise McDonald Williams
Sharon Scott Cornelius
Vance Thompson Willey
Chuck Williams
Sue Hyde Crabtree
Denny Koehn
Glen Stewart
Gary Stewart
Helen Levy Tower

Various issues were discussed including locations, events, food, costs, and dates.

A Friday night get-together will be held at Vance Thompson Willey's house. Various places are being contacted for Saturday night. Food will probably be catered each night. There may be a golf outing Friday if there are enough golfers interested. An oldie-singing duo is being considered for entertainment as opposed to a band, since the duo would be quieter and classmates would be able to mingle and talk. The dress would be casual both nights.

The dates will probably be October 19 and 20, 2012. This may change due to getting a place for the Saturday night get-together (but probably not). Since schools will be back in session you won't miss time with the kids/grandkids during summer vacation. And this is past prime-time travel days, so there should be no problem getting air flights.

The costs will probably be $75-100 per person for both nights.

We'll have more definite information when we meet again in January.

If you have any photos, send them to me and I'll forward them to Mason who will create a video presentation of them.



The following classmates have not been found. If you have any info as to their whereabouts such as last known location, e-mails, their kids, or grandkids, send it to me and I will try to find them.

Mary K. Allen Blyn
Pat Ann Baldwin
Judy Ann Kinter
Patricia Laws
Mary Jo Milligan Trudeau
Linda Gay Paul Briggs
Carol Ann Sieber
Diane Hudson Talbert
Robert Almer White
Marion Beaty Word


Since our last reunion in October 2002, the following classmates have passed away:

Barbara Bell McDonough - 4/19/08
Gogi White Stemmler - 4/19/09
Sarah Jane Nichols Hill - 8/28/09
Martha Jo Fly Dickerson - 4/10/11
Harmon Williams - 7/18/11

If you have never attended a reunion, you should attend the 50th one for sure. If you know someone who has never attended a reunion, please call them and try to get them to attend this one. Some of the class of '61 have expressed an interest in attending our 50th reunion. And you don't want to miss 94-year old Mrs. Taylor.

Glen






[The following was previously posted in 2002]

The 40-Year Reunion in 2002:

   


Click here for all the pictures! 
More than 150 photographs of reunion events!

October, 2002 - The Class of 1962 of East High School organized an excellent reunion weekend October 3-5, 2002. Celebrating the 40 year anniversary of their graduation, class members had two evening parties and golfing on at least two days. For the Saturday night event, members of the Class of '61 were invited to join in the fun and a considerable number did so.
Overall the attendance registrations approached 170 people, with about 70 members from the Class of '62.
Class group photographs were taken of the Class of '62 and the Class of '61. Video was taken, including class member interviews, also. Contact members of your Reunion Committee to make arraignments if you wish to obtain copies of those products.

Class members that wish to submit photographs of reunion events or text based accounts of the reunion to be included here (subject to our normal editorial policies) are welcome to do so. Contact us at editor@EastHigh.org

Below are pictures of the Class of 1962 Reunion Committee organizing sessions for the 40-year reunion. These are the people that put together such a good event.

The following classmates still need to be located: Pat Baldwin, Judy Ann Kinter, Carole Ann Sieber, Diane Talbert, Robert A. White, Marion Word, John A. Henry, Kathy Allen Blyn, Gay Paul Briggs, Mary Jo Milligan Trudeau, Jackie Boston Guthrie


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