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Ball High '87 - 30th Reunion
Fri, Jul 28, 2017, 8:00 PM – Sun, Jul 30, 2017, 2:00 AM CDT
The 30-Year Reunion Committee welcomes you home to Galveston Island during the Summer of ’17 for our Diamond Celebration! The Committee has planned an authentic, first-rate Galveston experience guaranteed to ensure the nostalgia of 1987.
By popular demand, we are extremely pleased that we were able to secure a venue near and dear to many of our hearts for our main event -- a newly-renovated Gafftoppers! We are confident you will relive an era filled with great memories while making new ones at this beloved establishment.
Friday, July 28, 2017
The weekend festivities begin at 8PM, with perplexed stares followed by hugs and cocktails in the sophisticated and contemporary Club 21 (2102 Postoffice). Visit, talk, and dance with classmates in this cozy wine and martini bar lounge.
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Ground zero for Saturday daytime festivities is 28th and Seawall. Bring your beach gear if desired -- after all, it’s an island and it’s summertime!
Beerfoot Brewery (2816 Ave. R ½) welcomes the Class of ‘87 starting at 11AM. Enjoy music, craft beers, finger food and cocktails all afternoon in our private party room at Galveston’s only beachfront brew pub. DJ L-Boogie (Larry Frenchwood) will be spinning the tunes.
For classmates looking for some pool time, or a front row view of the Gulf, the Float Bar (2828 Seawall) is directly across the street.
Classmates with children may want to visit the Historic Pleasure Pier (25th and Seawall), a short walk away, with its thrill rides and carnival atmosphere.
Want to hit the waves? Ohana Surf and Skate Shop, located next door to the Brewery, rents surfboards and other water equipment.
Finally, we have the option to challenge each other down on the beach to a friendly, yet competitive game of sand volleyball.
We are also putting together an optional golf outing for Saturday morning at the beautiful Moody Gardens Golf Course. Information on tee times and pricing will follow, and spots may be limited.
Saturday Night Main Event: Back to Gafftoppers!
Gafftoppers Outdoor Club (3602 8 Mile Road) has been renovated from its shabby-chic days in the 80s and is ready for an old-school throwdown.
Is this where you had your first adult beverage? First kiss? Never heard of the place? Either way, pack your Island Casual attire and join us as we top off the weekend reminiscing about our youthful transgressions.
We will kick it up a notch from the kegger days of old, with a buffet dinner catered by Yaga’s and (keeping with tradition) OPEN bar!
DJ NON STOP will be spinning for us. He is one of the hottest DJ’s from Houston to the Island. This will be a night to remember.
Event time: 8PM ~ 2AM.
Although social media has made it increasingly easier to keep up and communicate, nothing compares to face-to-face conversation and the personal interaction with cherished friends. We are excited to welcome you home and we look forward to seeing all of you in July. GO TORS!
Venue Address Website
Club 21 2102 Postoffice St. http://www.galveston.com/21/
Beerfoot Brewery 2816 Ave. R 1/2 http://www.yagaspresents.com/beerfoot/
Pleasure Pier 2501 Seawall Blvd. http://www.pleasurepier.com/
Float Bar 2828 Seawall Blvd. http://ohanasurfandskate.com/
Gafftoppers 3602 8 Mile Road http://www.gafftoppers.org/
The 30-Year Diamond Reunion Committee
Gerry Orlando, Brian Grant, Shanyé Young-Fleeton, Melody Ewald
NOTE ON HOTELS/LODGING: Since this could be a busy summer weekend, please book your accommodations early. We are NOT coordinating with a local hotel for a group rate. Please book your favorite hotel, AirBNB rental, etc.
Any excess proceeds from this event will be donated to the Ball High Student Council.
ALUMNI $100.00 Discount expires June 1, 2017 (afterwards, $115)
GUEST $75.00 Discount expires June 1, 2017 (afterwards, $85)
Official T-Shirt $15.00 Pre-orders only
Golf TBD Tee-times are limited