THE 2019 50-YEAR REUNION
NOTE: Spouses, partners, and guests are welcome at ALL our reunion events!
The 2019 50-Year Class Reunion will be held from Wednesday, July 3 through Sunday, July 7, 2019. We look forward to seeing you at the following events:
    
UP TO AND INCLUDING WEDNESDAY, JULY 3
FLOAT-BUILDING
PARADE THEME: "THE BEST IS YET TO COME"
All Week preceding the 4th of July

Jim Long's home
4330 Mountview Road
Upper Arlington OH 43220

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Because the 4th of July falls on Thursday, we'll need classmates to work on the float during the week preceding the parade. This means that it may need to be done by those who lives locally. Julie May Jones and Patty Furney are doing the design, and then the committee and classmates will do the construction and finishing.

The Class of 1969 has won the "Best Reunion Float" award three times: 2004, 2009, and 2014. It'd be great if we could also win the award for our 50-year reunion!

Please plan to come to Jim's house and help put our float together, and then either ride on it or walk alongside it during the parade on Thursday, July 4.

Beer and snacks to energize the UA69ers will be provided!

     
  Committee: Julie May Jones, Patty FurneyJim Long,  Ken Pfeifer, Fritz Reitter, Gordon Mitchell
    
FLOAT BUILDING SCHEDULE
Julie May Jones (left) and Patty Furney begin gathering supplies for the UA69 float!
  
All float construction will take place at the home at Jim and Clare Long: 4330 Mountview Road, UA 43220   MAP Thank you, Jim and Clare!
   
DAY DATE TIME NOTES
Saturday June 29 2-5 pm Setup and organization
Sunday June 30 1-6 pm Stuffing
Monday July 1 4-8 pm Stuffing
Tuesday July 2 5-7 pm Stuffing
Wednesday July 3 3:30 - 5:30 pm Finishing up
Thursday July 4 8:30 am Arrive at Kingsdale
No tools necessary . Most of the work will involve stuffing. Come and stay as long as you are able. Feel free to drop in and work for 1/2 hour .
IMPORTANT: Please direct any and all float questions to Julie May Jones (614-578-9399) or Patty Furney (614-893-2232).
   
WEDNESDAY, JULY 3
SUPER CASUAL PRE-REUNION KICKOFF PARTY
5:00 pm

C-bus Sports Pub
2280 Henderson Road
Columbus, OH 43220

Cash bar.
Fritz will provide pizza for us!

NO COVER CHARGE

Come and kick off Reunion Weekend!

  Chair: Fritz Reitter
  
THURSDAY, JULY 4
UA 4TH OF JULY PARADE
8:30 am

The UA Parade begins at 9:00 am, but please gather on the Northwest Boulevard side of Kingsdale around 8:30 am, find our Class of 1969 float, and hop on!

Mike Miely is suggesting that those who would like to ride their bikes inthe parade decorate them and line up alongside the float!

Or if you prefer to walk alongside the float, it makes us look like the young, energetic class that we ARE!
  

UACA PARTY IN THE PARK
5:30 PM

This event is sponsored by the UA Civic Association.

Enjoy a picnic at Northam Park, with live music leading up to the fireworks. Tables are available to be reserved, if you wish. Reservations are not available quite yet, but you can read about the event here and then reserve a table when they are made available.
  

FIREWORKS!
10:00 PM The fireworks at Northam Park begin at 10:00 pm. Grab a blanket and head to Northam Park to enjoy the best local fireworks in the world!
  
FRIDAY, JULY 5
GOLF OUTING
8:00 am

Safari Golf
4850 Powell Road
Powell, OH 43065
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Individual tee times beginning at 8:00 am

COST: $90 per golfer includes greens fees, driving range access, 2 drink tickets, lunch, raffle prizes, and cash back to 1st and 2nd Place.


We will also have a $40,000 Hole In One Competition sponsored by Stem Cell One, a group of UA grad doctors that provide pain relief through the application of Stem Cells.

There will be a $100 Gift Certificate to Cameron Mitchell Restaurants and a high quality black and gold golf shirt with the Stem Cell One logo. for closest to the pin. Also - you'll win A Summer of Schmidt’s Bahama Mama’s for grilling! There's MORE: 2nd place receives Schmidt’s and a shirt, and 3rd placce wins golf balls and a shirt. $5.00 gift certificate from the UA Goodie Shop for winner, 2nd and 3rd place! Rusty Bucket gift cards for win, place and show!

COST: $90 PER PERSON

See the list of foursomes here.
  Chair: Ken Pfeifer  
    
POTLUCK PICNIC and MUSIC FESTIVAL
1-4 PM

Vickie Murphy's Home
1536 Bendelow Drive
Columbus OH 43228
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EVERYONE IS INVITED, and all 1969 class musicians are invited to bring your instruments for casual jams and lots of great sounds.

COST: NONE

The grill will be busy and the UA69 Class Fund will supply the hot dogs, burgers, and drinks. Please bring a side dish to share.

1:00 - Picnic begins
2:00 - Music begins

BIG YELLOW TAXI - Vickie Murphy
THE BOXER - Jeff Putnam
HOW LONG - Vicki Downs McCullouch
ONE MORE DAY - Scott Roberts
HONEY PIE - Eugene Beer
TWO OF US - Duke Wick
MY DEAR COMPANION - Kate Jerencsik Hauk
MY GIRL - Dave Flay
RIPPLE - Brent Hawley
WHEN WE'RE GONE, LONG GONE - Vickie Murphy, Kate Hauk, Vicki Downs McCulloch
QUINN THE ESKIMO
    

  Chairs: Vickie Murphy and Duke Wick  
Vickie Murphy's Backyard Music Paradise!
     
UA69 CASUAL REUNION PARTY
6:30 - 11:00 PM

Moretti's of Arlington
2124 Tremont Center
Upper Arlington OH 43221
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Very casual get-together; casual attire. Gather both inside and outside in the courtyard area between Moretti's, Street Sotheby's International Realty, and The Goodie Shoppe.
Plenty of free parking.

Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, appetizers, small plates. Cash Bar.

Cost: $25 per person in advance / $30 per person at the door.

Deadline: July 1, 2019

   
SATURDAY, JULY 6
UA ALUMNI DAY: 1-4 PM
1 - 4 PM

The UA Alumni Day Open House is sponsored by the UA Alumni Association.

The high school will be open all afternoon for tours, and we'll have lots of opportunities to reminsice inside out alma mater. The School Store will be open for you to purchase Golden Bear memorabilia and clothing, and this is the last time we'll be able to gather as a class inside these walls. Groundbreaking for the new high school is in April. .

Also, UAAA will present their Outstanding and Distinguished Alumnus Awards, and the UA Educators Hall of Fame will honor several teachers. There will be plenty of food for purchase, and The Girlfriends will be providing live music. The UAHS Marching Band will also entertain. See details here.

COST: NONE

    
REUNION DINNER PARTY
6:30 PM

Scioto Country Club
2196 Riverside Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43221
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You may recall that our Class of 1969 Graduation Party was held at Scioto Country Club in June, 1969.

This year's Reunion Dinner Party will also be held at Scioto Country Club, where we will have several food stations with a variety of offerings, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free dishes. We'll have a cash bar, and will sell drink tickets. Each drink ticket is $5.00.

1 drink ticket = soft drink
2 drink tickets = beer or wine
3 drink tickets = mixed drink

Because our UA69 Class Fund has accumulated enough money, we are able to pay for a portion of each classmate's dinner from The Fund. As a result, we're able to reduce price of the Scioto Main Event to $50 per person. We're hoping that reducing the price will encourage as many classmates as possible to attend this lovely 50-year reunion party.

A professional photographer will take candid and staged pictures throughout the evening, and we'll make sure that we get a large class photo to commemorate the 50-year reunion. Thank you to Walt Dennis for donating the photographer's fees!

PLEASE NOTE: THE CLASS PHOTO WILL BE TAKEN AT 7:20 PM.

Walt Dennis has also arranged for a disc jockey to play music from our high school years.

COST: $50 PER PERSON

ATTIRE: Please read the Scioto Country Club Guidelines and Rules.
  

  Chairs: Walt Dennis and Beth Postle Henry
Committee: Julie May Jones and Karen Ludwig Kennedy
      
SUNDAY, JULY 7
UA69 MEMORIAL CEREMONY
12:00 Noon

We'll gather in the lobby of the UAHS auditorium at noon to remember and honor our sixty-eight UA69 classmates who have passed away, but who will never be forgotten.

These classmates' family members will be present, and together, we will celebrate the lives of these friends who left us too soon.

Inspirational words from Jim Long and Wil Verhoff. Music by Kate Jerencsik Hauk.

See the In Memoriam page.
  

  Chair: Lyn Skillman Mitchell
    
PRESENTATION OF PLANS FOR THE NEW UAHS BUILDING
Dr. Paul Imhoff
UA Superintendent
New Upper Arlington High School campus
1:00 PM

UA Superintendent Dr. Paul Imhoff will unveil the plans for the new high school building and other schools that will benefit from renovations, repairs and additions. He will also and discuss the district's vision for the district and other plans for its development.

The presentation will take place in The Little Theater.
   

  Chair: Kristy Kable Smith
    
TOUR OF THE HIGH SCHOOL
2:00 pm

Assistant Principal Matthew Jordan will lead us on a tour of the high school. This will be our last chance to do this before the building is replaced with the new high school.

Please plan to attend the Memorial Ceremony at noon and then stay for Dr. Imhoff's presentation. After that, Matthew Jordan will take us on a tour of our alma mater.
  

  Chair: Ellen Isaly Clark
    
   
    
   
  

 

 

 

  

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