Hiliners61 Communication Team

Our 2010 reunion (50th Year celebration held during our 49th year since graduation) created a "Hiliners 61 Communication Team." This sub-committee continues to provide information and connections for you and all of our classmates. It's our gift to each of you and to ourselves as we enjoy our interactions with classmates as they contribute stories, ideas, news items and words of encouragement. We urge each of you to send us emails and/or place comments on the blog. - Barb (Sheppard) Lang, Diane (Sauer) Hughes, Larry Gauper and Ron Morsch - Email addresses for communication team members are available on the ABOUT THIS BLOG page. Click to it on the right side of this screen. NOTE: If you're viewing this on a smart phone and you can't see the Remembrance List or the "bios" on the right side of the screen, scroll to the bottom of the site (on your phone) and click on "VIEW WEB VERSION."

Friday, August 11, 2017

Important info on 2018 class reunion

REMINDER: 57 years following the graduation of Valley City (ND) High School's Class of 1961, plans are coming along nicely for a mini-reunion scheduled for Friday, June 15, Saturday, June 16, and Sunday morning, June 17, 2018, according to Barb (Sheppard) Lang, Chair of the Hiliners61 Organizing Committee. Barb reports that "our event will happen during Valley City's annual Community Days celebrating the city's 135th Birthday Celebration (VC incorporated in 1883, just like Jamestown). Our base of operations will be at the President's House on the campus of Valley City State University."  

IMPORTANT NOTICE!  We have heard that hotels rooms are being booked already for next summer's many class reunions, so we encourage you to book early.  You can always cancel if plans change, of course. We have reserved 15 rooms (10 king rooms and 5 queens) at the Americinn in Valley City, and 15 rooms (10 kings and 5 double queens) at the Grand Stay Hotel/Suites, both located on Winter Show Road just off the Interstate in Valley City.
Our blocks of rooms at both hotels are booked under
"Valley City High School Class of 1961 Reunion Group" Here are the details:

Americinn Inn - 280 Winter Show Road, call direct to 701-845-5551 for our group reservation rate. King bed rooms will run from $114 - $126 per evening and the queens will be in the range of $99 - $111 per evening. Free internet, free full breakfasts, indoor pool.  Our block of rooms will be released on May 15, 2018.  Website, click here.

Grandstay Hotel & Suites of Valley City - 271 Winter Show Road, call direct to 701-490-3500 for our group reservation rate of $129 per room per evening. Free internet, free full breakfasts indoor pool/whirpool. Our block of rooms at this hotel will be released on April 15, 2018. www.grandstayhospitality.com

A preliminary schedule of events for the weekend should be available in an upcoming monthly newsletter (and here on the blog). We are evaluating possible interest in doing a Farm Tour of nearby farms where many of our classmates lived, especially during high school.  We'd rent a nice bus (with bathroom) and enjoy a fun afternoon/early evening together ("party bus time" with lots of great conversations/stories). More details will be available soon, and we will survey all of you as part of that newsletter, to determine whether to go forward with that idea or not.  - BSL

Friday evening we will gather with the Class of 1963 and possibly other classes from the early 60's for a supper at the Pavilion in Chautauqua Park.

We will be participating in the Community Days Parade on Saturday morning, with a Class of 1961 float. We'll all ride on Barry Borg's flatbed (with hay bales for seating and step stools to get us up on the flatbed) and the float will be pulled with one of Dave Maasjo's beautiful classic tractors. 

The President's House will be available all weekend for informal get-togethers and possibly some events as well. Community Days in Valley City always has its own schedule of activities to keep us entertained too.

Watch for our future newsletters and this blog for registration forms for the Reunion. Plans are to issue these soon. We would love to see a very big turn-out from the Class of 1961! Please do: enter your email address on the right side of the screen (in the FOLLOW BY EMAIL field) to receive alerts when we update the blog. Over the past few years, we have found that no recipients have complained of increased spam or unwanted emails caused by signing-up for these alerts).

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