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Reunion Accounting



7/11 From: "Ilah Sandgren"
Subject: Class of 1985
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2005 23:53:34
Dear Scott,
I am very slow about getting a thank you note to you for inviting me to your class reunion. It was so nice seeing many of the former students, but I'm sorry I didn't get to visit with each and everyone that was there at the picnic. I saw a lot of familiar faces, but could not put a name with the face and for that I am very sorry. I can tell you are a close knit class, because as I watched you, I could tell that everyone seemed so at ease. That really told me something about your class that I knew from the time that you were in sixth grade, that your class showed great promise and you certainly have proven that. With great pride, I can say, I'm glad I had the opportunity to teach the class of 1985 and that you will continue over the years to meet and stay in contact with one another. As the years pass, you will cherish the times that all of you are able to keep in touch with your classmates.
Good luck to all of you in the future and thanks for allowing me to share a little bit of time with your class.
Ilah Sandgren
7/11 From: "helen adams"
To: "Scott Wendt"
Subject: your class reunion
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2005 21:30:45

Scott thank you for the invitation to your class reunion. I really enjoyed visiting with you and your classmates. We all mature and make many changes in our lives. Thanks again. Helen Adams


Some Statistics:

By my count 31 classmates are shown in the group pictur. Rod Lange, Mark McGinty and Keith Ricklefs were in attendance, but were unavailable for the picture.  Pam (Kelly) Wiebers attended the picnic, but not the Saturday evening dinner.  So, 35 classmates attended our 20 yr reunion events!

When you count all the folks who attended either the 10 yr or 20 yr reunion, the number rises to 42 classmates.



Here's a brief summary of the reunion events for those who couldn't attend.

Friday night:  The casual gathering at the Boar's Nest got off to a slow start, but those that arrived early beat the rain.  At around 8:00 the sky opened and it poured for several hours - the RC area got 3 inches of rain and 1st St, by the elevator was closed to traffic.  People arriving fashionably late had to run from their vehicles.  In all 18 classmates attended, the total crowd was 31 people.

Picnic Highlights:  Mr. Sangren attended, Pam Kelly, Heath Ellis & Dave Archer brought their folks.  Total attendance was close 100 people, filling the Jolley community center.  Heath brought a pitching machine and a 4 foot "spider ball", both were big hits with the kids.  Cash prizes were given away to the kids at the end of the picnic.  Names were drawn and the winner received the number of dollar bills taped end-to-end that was equal to their height.

Dinner Highlights: Ralph Voith and Elmer Prescott were in attendance with their wives.  Helen Adams and her husband attended and visited with many people.  Ron Simon made a couple of appearances and volunteered to get everyone's attention by banging a yard stick on a trash can.  Later the yard stick was passed around so everyone could autograph it for Ron.  Laura also purchased a stack of 3x5 cards for Ralph Voith.  The cards were also circulated so everyone could sign a card and write their favorite "Ralphism", like "Who'd a thunk it?".

(That's all I have time for now. Everyone is encouraged to send me your own highlights for posting. I won't hold my breath waiting.)

6/14  Send me your reunion pics.  Mine are posted, but I want to post more.

 Send me your updates!  The memory book will be published in mid July.


From: "Ilah Sandgren"
Subject: Class of 1985
Date: Tue, 24 May 2005 18:28:51 -0500
Hi, Scott, it was great hearing from you .... I don't know if I'll be able to attend your class party, but I will try to come to the picnic. Twenty years!!!! Where has the time gone. It is hard for me to imagine that I've been away from teaching for 11 years. I really manage to keep busy. During the winter I bowl 3 times a week and attend retired teachers assoc. every month. During the summer I still golf every week in league and have probably about 50 golf tournaments. I still love being around young people, so perhaps that is why I enjoy golf. I belong to a Red Hat group and during the summer we go out of town to places that we can tour businesses. One just can't sit still. Thank you for inviting me and I will try to come to the picnic. Ilah Sandgren


Letter from the DeNeuis

5/31  There are a bunch of recent updates to the "bio" section.  Also updated the "volunteer" listing.

From: "Neal & Rosann Anderson"
To: Subject: reunion rsvp
Date: Sun, 5 Jun 2005
Thank you so much for the invitation! I would love to attend your reunion, but I will be in France then. Maybe next time!
Rosann Anderson


I've gotten confirmation ($) from about 75% of those I expect to attend.  We're running a little low on the number of steaks that were purchased, so the "late" ones may not get a choice.

So far I've received confirmation that Ralph and Mary Voith and Elmer and Jean Prescott will be dining with us Saturday night.  I expect more former teachers will "drop in" at the picnic or Saturday night.

We need people to loan their coolers so we can ice the pop (soda) Fri night or Saturday morning.  Let me know if you can loan a cooler so we can organize.

We need people to help set up at the Boar's Nest (map) Friday afternoon.  You can call me at (515)-450-4503 Friday afternoon.

We need volunteers to help decorate the Amvets.  I think the best time would be 9 or 9:30 Saturday morning, but Saturday afternoon will work, too.  I'll send one "last" group email soon to ask for volunteers and to "ping" late responders.

Remember to bring lawn chairs and other "picnic" items to Jolley. Map.

We need a few people to show up at the picnic early to help set-up.

(As luck would have it, work has gotten very busy.  I'll be updating the various lists as time permits.)


Kent will bring the pop to the gathering at the Boar's Nest Friday night.  So, please bring coolers with you and we can put the pop on ice there.  (As Kent said, it may come in handy early Saturday morning.)

If you can't make it to the Boar's Nest with your cooler, then please bring it to the Amvets Saturday morning between 9:00 and 10:00.



I've confirmed that we can get into the Amvets at 9:00 AM Saturday to decorate and set-up.  See you there!