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1548 Woodland Ave Ext. Punxsutawney, PA 15767


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The Class of 1997. . . catching up after 20 years!

Attire? Festively casual. Casually Festive. Dress for the weather.

Music? We are honored to have a local band, No Excuses, featuring our fellow classmate(s)! We would love to fill the time between sets with playlists, so make one.

Food? Yes. We will offer a selection of hometown-favorite fare--from the places that make Punxsy, Punxsy! From savory to sweet in mingle-friendly portions. Please e-mail if you have any food allergies or restrictions. (Vegetarians...we've got you covered!)

Drinks? Yep. Beer and N/A beverages & a complimentary local wine tasting! One tasting per person of up to 5 different local wines. We are excited to have Groundhog Winery pouring on-site and selling wine $5/glass or by the bottle. Otherwise you may BYOB.

Parking? Plenty of parking at The Knob. Do not park in the grass area. Carpooling is encouraged. Please designate a driver. Or maybe your parents (or your kids) will drop you off!

A sunny attitude.
A water bottle.
A blanket or lawn chair if you’d like. (There are tables & chairs inside the hall and some picnic tables outside.)
A ‘mixtape’ playlist on your phone for the band’s set breaks.
BYOB if you so desire.

Afterparty? If we are still going strong after 11, we'll probably head to The Burrow. (108 North Findley Street)

Teachers? If you are in touch with any of our teachers, invite them to stop by and say hi! (Gratis.) It'd be fun to see them. I was trying to put the word out but the high school office told me that there are only a couple of teachers still there from our era. 20 years.

Accommodations? Unfortunately there is no camping at Gobbler’s Knob. I tried!
The Groundhog Club’s website has a great page listing local accommodations if you no longer have a home base in Punxsy. The Cobblestone Inn has kindly blocked a handful of rooms for our "1997 Class Reunion" group at a discounted rate of $119.99. Rooms will have 2 queen beds.

The Clean-up? We have to clean the place the next day. I’ll clean the bathrooms but would appreciate anyone else who could lend a hand putting the place back in order.

$25 PER PERSON Ticket sales = Reunion budget. You may choose WILL CALL if registering and purchasing tickets online. We will reference a PAID list upon arrival to the reunion. No stressing over physical tickets.

Please purchase your ticket soon. . . It makes the logistics of the event easier. Ticket sales fund the renting of the venue, the band, the food, the beverages and other incidental costs in throwing a party. Bring a +1 for $50 per couple and enjoy! The more the merrier! Tickets will be sold through May 31.

No Refunds.

1. You may purchase your ticket(s) online at Eventbrite.com with a credit or debit card and pay a small service fee + credit card processing charge for that convenience ($2.37 total per ticket) I shopped around and these fees are industry standard. = $27.37 per ticket.

2. You may elect to pay with a check instead of a card and IF you choose to register through the site, you will pay a small service fee of $1.62 per ticket. = $26.62 per ticket.

3. Of course, checks or money orders are welcome if you do not wish to provide your information by registering online. = $25 per ticket.

Make checks out to:
Adrianne Smelko and write Reunion in the memo line. Rest assured... I opened a different account for this and all reunion money is spent on the reunion. I promise.

In the latter two cases, please snail mail checks or money orders to:

Adrianne Smelko
Attn: PAHS Reunion
P.O. box 211
Manchester, CA 95459

*Include your name, married/maiden and current contact information and e-mail address and indicate whether or not you registered on Eventbrite.

Questions? e-mail punxsyclassof1997@gmail.com

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