Coral Gables Sr. High Class of '64 ROCKS...and rock we did at our 50th year reunion! From start to finish every event was amazingly successful, with a turnout of 230 classmates and 130 guests. Over a year of planning and the reunion came and went, almost as quickly as the years since our graduation...50 years! We reconnected with old friends, made new friends, shared memories, made new ones, checked out the LARGE-PRINT name tags, ate, drank, danced our feet off...and had a fantastic time! For those who came, we thank you, it wouldn't have been fun without you; for the many who were unable to come, we missed you.
For those who contributed to the success of this reunion by generously giving of their time, energy, talents, and financial support, we would like to express our deepest gratitude. Additional thanks to Jackie Modisett Schindehette and Barry Burak for their generous contributions to the silent art auction. Please visit the "Meet Our Sponsors" page: Click here for a list of all our sponsors. Without their help this event would not have been as spectacular. If there are any inadvertent omissions to the sponsor page, please contact Mary Kononoff Lynch here so that we may acknowledge your contribution.
DONATION: Although everyone contributed in some way, the financial support and contribution of services from our sponsors enabled us to defray the costs of the events as well as make a donation to Coral Gables Senior High on behalf of the Class of '64. A presentation was made of $2,800, for replacement of a TV camera which will benefit the entire school, to be used for TV production and filming both school and sporting events. A $1,000 donation was made for an Activities Scholarship to defray costs of senior class activities for deserving students who would not be able to go otherwise. In addition, a plaque will be placed on the school's trophy case, donated at our 30th reunion, acknowledging the gift: Compliments of the Class of '64.
PICTURES: Check out your classmates and the fun that was had by all by viewing the pictures in each album on our Photo Album page Click here. Many thanks to our roving committee photographer for sharing about 700 images, Carl Kesser for creating the video for the Saturday school event, and to many others who have uploaded their pics. Please share yours!
REMINDER: One of the most time-consuming jobs was tracking down our classmates. Thanks to our committee detectives who located about 1000 of the 1147 classmates and former classmates who were on our list -- so if you move or change your contact information, please notify Tamar Spector Brooks here. Stay in touch as discussion is underway for future events: 70th birthday cruise? 55th reunion? Current plans are to keep the website accessible for another five years.
A very special thanks to the Committee Chairpersons Mary Kononoff Lynch, Tamar Spector Brooks, Bob Hudson, and Lester Langer and to the other Committee members, Click here, who all contributed to the success of this reunion and who were there for the long haul by chairing, planning, meeting, organizing, searching, collecting, accounting, contacting, managing, cooking, serving, purchasing, decorating, transporting, sorting, mailing, hosting, photographing, attending, and finally celebrating!! A job very well done...and well worth it!