SIU University High School Class of 1967 50th Reunion

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Touch of Nature - Little Grassy Lodge-Friends Room

1206 Touch of Nature Road

Makanda, IL 62958

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1967 U School Reunion Schedule of Events


50th Reunion for SIU University High School, Class of 1967.

Friday, October 13th

5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Informal Get Together and Dinner – Giant City Lodge – Shawnee Room - Address: 460 Giant City Lodge Road. Makanda, IL 62958

Note: Original plans for gathering at Rustle Hill Winery were changed due to winery closure!

Social Hour (5-6:30 p.m.) – Cash Bar available.

Dinner – (6:30 or so) at Giant City Lodge Restaurant in Shawnee Room. All you can eat chicken dinner is available for $18. Pay at GC Lodge.

Website: http://www.giantcitylodge.com/

Phone: 618-457-4921

Saturday, October 14th

Breakfast on your own

10 a.m.

SIU Homecoming Parade (until 11 a.m.?). (Class will congregate at curbside on Highway 51 (Illinois Avenue) just Northeast of Davies Hall/Gym (the old gym). Watch from the parade route as participants do their best to win the favor of the judges and compete for coveted trophies.

11:30 a.m.

Congregate at large SIU Athletics/Alumni Tent for lunch snacks (hotdogs/chicken wings etc.) from different vendors on site. The tent is located on the football practice field just South of the new stadium on what is called Saluki Row. Entrance to the tent is $10 which will provide you with snacks, drinks, and a ticket to the football game. Entrance to the tent is also provided to members of the SIU Alumni Association ($40).

For those who wish to have lunch elsewhere on campus, dining halls at Trueblood and Lentz Halls are open and available to Homecoming goers from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

The SIU Bookstore located in the student center is open from noon to 5 p.m. for Saluki Apparel/gear.

1-3 p.m.

CAMPUS TOUR on your own or with classmates. 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

SIU vs. Illinois State Univ. (tickets on your own or purchased for $10 at Athletics/Alumni tent) – contact SIUC athletics or notify Bill Vogler of your interest in purchasing a ticket earlier and/or getting on a list to be checked at the Athletics/Alumni Homecoming tent door.

Link: http://siusalukis.com/index.aspx

More information about SIU Homecoming events can be found at: http://homecoming.siu.edu/

5:00 p.m.

Meet at SIU Touch of Nature (TON) (Friends room or boat docks on beach) for short (20 min) Pontoon boat rides on Little Grassy Lake.

Website: ton.siu.edu;

Phone 618-453-1121; Email tonec@siu.edu

Directions: 8 miles South on Giant City Road. Turn left or East onto Touch of Nature Road (1 mile past Little Grassy Rd.) and follow signs to Camp II. Go to Little Grassy Lodge, Friends room.

Formal Address of TON: 1206 Touch of Nature Rd, Makanda, IL 62958

5-6:30 p.m.

Social Hour in Friends Room, Little Grassy Lodge - SIU Touch of Nature Environmental Center.

6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. or so

Buffet (17th Street BBQ) and reunion activities in Friends Room- SIU Touch of Nature Environmental Center.

10 p.m. –

For those who remember we used to stay out late. Meet at Midland Inn for a nightcap! Old Highway 13 & Country Club Road in Carbondale, IL.

Map: https://www.bing.com/maps?&ty=18&q=Midland%20Inn%20Murphysboro%20IL&ss=ypid.YN294x5836914&ppois=37.7317199707031_-89.2814636230469_Midland%20Inn_YN294x5836914~&cp=37.73172~-89.281464&v=2&sV=1

Sunday, October 15th

9 a.m.

Sunday Brunch at Sunny Street Café in Carbondale, IL on 900 East Walnut street not far from University Mall. Phone of Sunny St Café: 618-529-3447.


for more information, contact:

Bill Vogler (wvogler@siu.edu; 618-977-5890)

Judy Dillinger (judydfs@frontier.com;)

Penny Valentine (artpenny2@msn.com; 618-977-5890)

Debbie Thomas (gidlthomas@gmail.com; 618-549-9176)

Glenn Easterly (geasterly7@gmail.com; 478-230-5537)

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