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Ruskin Class of 1967 - 50 Year Reunion

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Unity Village Banquet and Event Center

1901 Northwest Blue Parkway

Unity Village, MO 64065

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Ruskin Class of 1967 50 Year

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Unity Village Hotel & Conference Center - We have reserved a block of 25 rooms at the Unity Village Hotel for Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, August 10-12, 2017. Guest room details can be found online at www.unityvillage.org/lodging. Each room has two queen-size beds, at a cost of $97.00 (single/shared occupancy), plus tax. All reservations must be made individually through the Hotel’s Reservation Department by calling 1-866-348-6489 or 1-816- 251-3511.

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Fairfield Inn & Suites – 1301 NE Windsor Drive, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086 1-816-524-7572 http://www.marriott.com/search/findHotels.mi

Comfort Inn & Suites – Lee’s Summit – 3701 NE Ralph Powell Rd., Lee’s Summit, MO 64064 1-855-849-1513 https://www.choicehotels.com/missouri/lees-summit/comfort-inn- hotels/mo188?source=pmftripblaw&pmf=tripbl

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Events Overview ... and Recommended Attire:

FRIDAY MORNING GOLF (first tee-off @ 9:00am) ... an optional event has been planned at the Winter Stone Golf Course, 17101 E. Kentucky Road, Independence, MO. Cost: $40.00 per person. Golf Attire. Winter Stone Golf Course has been voted a 2015 and 2016 “Missouri’s Best Public Golf Course” and a “Kansas City Best Public Golf Course” for 2015 and 2016 by Tee Times Golf Guide. The course is absolutely beautiful and has the “best Bent grass greens in KCMO.” If you want to create a foursome or need additional information, please contact Walt Carleton [816.982.9800 or 818.523.3998 (cell)] or Arnold Gordon [785.409.0049 (cell)]. We’re going to have a great time!!

FRIDAY NIGHT MIXER (7:00-10:00pm) ... we hope you’ll join us Friday night for an opportunity to reconnect, get reacquainted, and reminisce with classmates. Cash Bar. Light snacks (chips, pretzels, popcorn) will be available. Casual Attire.

SATURDAY EVENING BANQUET 5:00pm-midnight) ... the gala event of our reunion weekend will be our Saturday evening banquet, featuring the following menu: 


Buffet Menu

Mixed Greens Salad, with two dressing choices


Smoked Beef Brisket, from the Carving Station; and Champagne Chicken Mashed Potatoes with Gravy
Grilled Vegetables


Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing, and a selection of cookies Rolls and butter
Iced Tea or Coffee

Cost: Please see Registration Form for price options, Cash Bar. Business Casual Attire.

The Elderly Brothers, a five-member band, including classmates Ted Fountain, Pat Casady and Don Sanders, will entertain us throughout the evening. A “Selfie Booth,” complete with props, is being planned, so you can capture special moments with high school friends and acquaintances; and you won’t want to miss the special Back in Time presentation that’s being created to take us back to the 60’s and our years together at RHS. We are also planning to offer a Silent Auction, the proceeds of which will help to offset miscellaneous reunion expenses.

Group Photo will be taken at approximately 6:15 pm! 


SUNDAY INDOOR PICNIC (1:00-4:00pm) ... Our weekend will conclude with a good old-fashioned picnic, complete with the following menu :

Picnic Menu

Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, and Grilled Chicken Breasts (plus all the fixins)

Potato Salad, BBQ Beans, Cole Slaw
Assorted Cookies and Fruit
Iced Tea or Coffee

Cost: Please see Registration Form for price options. Casual Attire We hope you’ll plan to stay for the picnic – one last time to visit with old (and new) friends in a casual setting before we say farewell once again.

It’s so hard to believe it’s been fifty years since we walked the hallowed halls of Ruskin High School together – foot loose, carefree, and totally oblivious to what was in store for us in the years to come. So much has changed ... and yet, as we reconnect with each other ... renew friendships ... laugh ... remember ... and laugh some more, maybe we’ll find that SOME things have remained the same – the love and appreciation of our roots, and those carefree days as Ruskin Eagles!! We’re looking forward to seeing you in August 2017!!!
Your 50-Year Reunion Planning Committee

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