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Lakewood High School, St. Petersburg, Florida - Class of 1969 - 50th Reunio...

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St. Petersburg

Friday-Ringside Cafe Downtown -16 2nd Street N. (6 p.m.)

Saturday-St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club-559 Mirror Lake Dr. N. (6 p.m.)

St. Petersburg, FL 33701

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Lakewood High School, Class of ’69, St. Petersburg, FL
50th Reunion


There’s a saying that “everything old is new again”. And while our LHS Class of ’69 may be feeling a bit older, no one can deny that we’ve reached a milestone. It’s time to come together to rekindle old memories and make wonderful new ones as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of graduation. We also have a bit of a legacy to claim! Just as the Class of ’67 was the first graduating class, the Class of ’69 was the first to complete all three years.

Our reunion weekend will be held Friday and Saturday, October 11 and 12, 2019. Both evening events will be based in downtown St. Petersburg, now one of the most beautiful waterfront cities in America. What used to be known as the home of “the newly wed and nearly dead” is now a cultural, dining, shopping and craft brewery mecca. Museums of all genres, luxury housing and an explosion of dining and entertainment options have made downtown St. Petersburg a sought after destination. If you haven’t been here in a while, you owe it to yourself to revisit your roots.

We’ve selected two eclectic and historic downtown St. Petersburg venues for our 50th, which just seemed fitting. Before all that begins however, you may want to take a walk back in time with a nostalgic tour of your alma mater!



Where: Lakewood High School

Time: 3 p.m. (just show up)

Contact: Pam Wiggington Cason - nevarwood@aol.com


Where: Ringside Café Downtown
Jannus Landing
16 2nd St. N., St. Petersburg 33701

Time: 6 p.m. – Meet and greet; cash bar, light food and snacks

Parking: SouthCore Parking Garage, 101 - 1st Ave. S.
Sundial Parking Garage (entrance 117-2nd St. N.)

Ringside Café Downtown is a premier Tampa Bay night club and local favorite, featuring live music performed by world class bands. Tucked into an historic building located at Jannus Landing, it is adjacent to what was once the Detroit Hotel *.

There will be plenty of time for socializing and getting reacquainted before the club's live music begins later in the evening. If you want to stay for the show, just make sure you're inside by 9:30 and you'll avoid the cover charge!

*The Detroit Hotel was the city’s first and was built in 1888 for $10,000 by city co-founders Peter Demens and John Constantine Williams. The hotel closed in 1993 and now operates as the Detroit Hotel Condos.



Where: The Historic St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club (SPSC)
559 Mirror Lake Dr. N., St. Petersburg 33701

Time: 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Parking: FREE (there are 100+ spaces available right around the club)


Extras: BYOB (beer/wine/soft drinks will be available for a small donation)

In addition to being an historic facility and one of the trendiest places in downtown St. Petersburg, the SPSC offered us all the options and flexibility we were seeking to make this a memorable and fun evening for our 50th reunion without the constraints of a sterile hotel ballroom.

As an indoor/outdoor venue, it provides the logistics to be close to everything no matter where you are. With plenty of options for gathering, whether you’re dancing with the live band, eating the buffet, playing shuffleboard (yes, you might just play shuffleboard) or having a quiet conversation without straining your vocal chords, you’ll find you have the freedom to enjoy it all from your own vantage point. (Be sure to check out the video link above for a quick glimpse.)

On Saturday evening, you’ll enjoy a casual buffet dinner, live entertainment provided by the Southside Bulldogs**, free parking and you may also BYOB. (Coolers are welcome at the SPSC but leave the glass drinking containers at home. We'll have plastic cups.) We’ll also have beer, cheap wine, soft drinks and water available (for a small donation). In addition, your admission includes one free drink ticket per person.

**For those of you unfamiliar . . . the Southside Bulldogs are a local favorite around St. Petersburg and particularly for us old Spartans. Two of the bands’ members are old Spartans too! Buddy Peterson (LHS Class of ’67) and Chuck O’Dell (LHS Class of ‘67). They, along with band mates Bob Carter, Mike Biller and Bob Daniels will provide great entertainment and take us for a stroll down memory lane.



Attire for both nights is whatever you want it to be. If you feel like wearing something special or dressing up, that’s great! If you’d prefer to wear jeans or shorts, that’s great too. We’re just plain “makin’ this easy”.


Five hotels, all in the downtown area, are offering our group discounted pricing, each with varying amenities and price points. They are:

  • Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront, 333 1st St. South, (800) HILTONS (800-445-8667), $159, use discount code 'Lakewood High 50th Reunion Room Block' and book by September 11.

  • Courtyard St. Petersburg Downtown, 300 4th Street North, (727) 450-6200, $159-$169, use 'Lakewood High School Reunion' discount code and book by August 27.

  • Hampton Inn & Suites St. Petersburg Downtown, 80 Beach Drive NE, (727) 892-9900, $149, use 'LWH' discount code and book by September 10.

  • Hotel Indigo, 234 3rd Ave. N., (727) 822-4814, $119, use 'Lakewood Class of '69' discount code and book by September 11.

  • Hollander Hotel, 421 4th Ave. N., (727) 873-7900, book online at www.hollanderhotel.comand use promo code 'Hollander' for a 10% discount.

  • For more detailed information on the above and to review other options, send an email to 1969Lakewood@gmail.com.


There is plenty to keep you busy in downtown St. Petersburg! If you’re looking for some suggestions that fit every interest and budget, please send an email to 1969Lakewood@gmail.com.


Early Registration (through August 31, 2019)

  • Single Ticket (includes both nights and 1 drink ticket for Saturday) $69

  • Couples Ticket (includes both nights and 2 drink tickets for Saturday) $130

Late Registration (September 1 - 30, 2019)

  • Single Ticket (includes both nights and 1 drink ticket for Saturday) $75

  • Couples Ticket (includes both nights and 2 drink tickets for Saturday) $140

Really Late Registration (after September 30th)

CASH OR CHECK ONLY AT THE DOOR (Sorry – no credit or debit cards)


To see and upload photos of past reunions go to the following link:


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Friday-Ringside Cafe Downtown -16 2nd Street N. (6 p.m.)

Saturday-St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club-559 Mirror Lake Dr. N. (6 p.m.)

St. Petersburg, FL 33701

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