Notes from the Class of ‘64 Reunion

In April the AHS Class of 1964 celebrated their 50th Reunion. “We decided to move to the spring so we wouldn’t melt at all of our parties!” reported Kay Kercheville Hollenbeck, Reunion Chair. And party is what they did.
Friday the class had a successful golf tournament(best ball) at Lions Club on Enfield Rd. “The day was perfect, and we all had a blast,” said Dan Lundquist and Ken Bartosh who organized the day. Then Friday night the class convened at Scholz’s Garten for their traditional get together. There were close to 300 classmates and family in attendance. Saturday morning the festivities continued with a Memorial Service honoring the more than 70 classmates who had died through the years. This took place at the old Austin High Campus on Rio Grande where this class attended school. The names were read out and Mr. Robinson joined us for the event. Afterwards the classmates wandered the halls looking for old classrooms and sharing memories. This was so much fun. Saturday night the weekend was culminated with a fantastic dinner & dance at The Hyatt Regency in downtown Austin.
This is the fourth time this class has returned to the Hyatt which we consider our home for reunions. The entire Texas Ballroom was rented, and there was a live band (Divas and Cavaliers), dancing, and a buffet dinner. The place was decorated beautifully by the decoration committee headed by Sandra Law O’Donnell and Pat Dutton Seiders. One of the highlights of the reunion was the “Glimpses of the Past” which was in a cordoned off area at the back of the ballroom where classmates could pick themselves out in a seven foot long class picture on the wall or walk down memory lane through a timeline of pictures and posters (with all the invitations and directory covers from all the reunions) beautifully coordinated and made by Suzanne Julian Free. There were pictures of classmates from each reunion (10 through 45) and even pictures of all the venues. To top it all off, there was a movie area where people could sit and watch a big screen TV with a slide show of pictures of the class from the 1964 senior year + pictures from more recent events. They could even choose a show that was on TV in the 60’s and watch that at their leisure. All of this media set up was arranged and created by Rusty Turley. All in all it was a fabulous weekend – the highest attendance in many reunions for our class – between 275 and 300 on Saturday night as well!
Many people worked long and tirelessly for over a year to make this celebration a success and look forward to getting together again in 5 years.

Loyal Forever & don’t forget — “Austin High was such a bore until the class of ‘64″

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