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The Must Attend Event of 2014...our Class of 1979 35th High School Reunion!
This will be a fun weekend! Please share with your classmates that you are coming and encourage them to attend! Our class reunions have become legendary for great attendance, lots of reminiscing, reconnecting with old friends, seeing and thanking our teachers, celebrating the lives of our late classmates and donating funds to our school (oh, and trying to convince our families how normal we all were in high school).
PLANNED REUNION ACTIVITES:
Saturday, June 21, 11 am to 1 pm
Old School Walk-Through and Class Photo
Location: 719 S Carrollton Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118
This is likely the last time to see our old school as we've learned it's slated for decommissioning soon. Bring your entire family! Bring your own lunch! Class photo on the front steps at 12:30pm. Park in a legal space on the street nearby. Dress casual.
Saturday, June 21, 7 pm to 10 pm
Class Party at Daniel Brockhoeft’s home, co-hosted by Kelley (Lozes) Hunter-Ellis
Location: 1456 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
This is Daniel’s new home on Coliseum Square. The location and party will be spectacular! Heavy hors d'oeuvres and white wine, beer and sodas. Park in a legal space on the street nearby or take a cab. It's not safe to walk from downtown or the French Quarter. We will have security at the entrance to Daniel's house. Adult (over age 21) event only. Dress up for this party!
Sunday, June 22, Noon to 3 pm
Shrimp Boil at Matt Emerson’s home
Location: 2446 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70117
Lots of shrimp, jambalaya, wine, beer and sodas will be served. Park in a legal space on the street nearby. Children and grandchildren are welcome with a purchased ticket (children under age 10 are free)! Dress casual.
Calling all classmates! Here's a link to our Class Survey. It takes about 3 minutes to complete and should provide us with interesting and fun insight about who we've become. Whether or not you'll be attending the reunion, please take a moment to complete.
We encourage you to reach out and plan meetups with classmates throughout the weekend.
We raised $2,700 for the school at our 30th reunion. Please do consider making a donation this year by going to www.benfranklinhighschool.org. We will track our total class giving and report the total to you at the end of reunion. OG SNOCLAF!
Anyone who set out to graduate from Franklin in 1979, graduated in 1979 or decided to finish a year earlier than 1979, their spouse or significant other. Children and grandchildren are invited to the school walkthrough on Saturday and the Sunday party at Matt's house. Each adult and child attendee must purchase a ticket. Children under age 10 are free!
Do I need to print out and bring a ticket to get in?
Yes, please do!
Will we be selling tickets at the door?
No. Tickets must be purchased in advance This will insure we have sufficient food and drinks available.
What is the refund policy?
No refunds issued after May 15, 2014.
Are the venues handicap accessible?
The parties at Daniel Brockhoeft’s and Matt Emerson’s homes are not handicap accessible. If you require assistance, please contact Jenny Juge Kottler in advance to discuss what accommodations, if any, can be arranged as we do want you to attend! Jenny’s contact information is cell: (504) 296-4608; email: Jenny@KottlerWorks.com
Is there a recommended hotel?
There are so many great hotels in New Orleans at a range of prices. For the past couple reunions we arranged hotel blocks but they weren't utilized. So, use the resources you know -- orbitz.com, expedia.com, hotels.com -- and find the hotel that fits your budget and location preference.
Any questions about the reunion, call Jenny Juge Kottler. Cell: (504) 296-4608; Email: Jenny@KottlerWorks.com
When & Where
Your Fellow Class of '79 Classmates
A group of 15 of your fellow classmates have been hard at work planning a fun weekend for everyone! Please join us!
- Diane Beaudette Allison
- Daniel Brockhoeft
- Kevin Brown
- Reed Bilbray
- Holly Houk Cullen
- Kelley Lozes Hunter-Ellis
- Matt Emerson
- Jenny Juge Kottler (Chair)
- Luis Interiano
- Nick Keller
- Jay Lanners
- Madelin Laurie
- Josh Mayer
- Deborah Thurber
- Becky Grimes Tripathy