BEMUS POINT, New York - The Class of '66 Friday night event - part of the 50th Class Reunion - will be at the former Surf Club, now the Ellicottville Brewing Company. I don't care what they call it today - Friday July 1, surf's up for the Class of '66.
Randy Carlson and his committee of reunionistas have negotiated a price reduction on some of the drinks (beer for sure Randy says). Plus, if people want to have a meal, it's possible that the committee can arrange something for 5-5:30 p.m. While that might seem early, the restaurant can't promise service after that. The restaurant doesn't take reservations. It will be July 4th holiday weekend. And admit it, you hit those senior early-bird specials all the time now. If you are interested in the meal part, click on Randy Carlson's name to let him know ASAP. There may be a limit on how many folks can be accommodated. But no matter what, come to Bemus Point and the Surf Club, er, I mean Ellicottville Brewing, Friday night. The SWCS Class of '66 will be there.
MAYVILLE, New York - The list of Who's Who (as in who is coming to the 50th reunion) is posted on the left hand side of this class website. But it seemed fitting to post yearbook photos of the attendees. Over course of the next few weeks, I will post pix of people who have indicated they will be coming to the soiree(s). In some cases, if a classmate's photo didn't appear in the yearbook, I'll try to find something circa 1966. Randy Carlson and his merry band of Class of '66 reunion organizers have been working hard on this thing since last July. It's going to be a great party, both Friday night and Saturday. We might all have to stay awake until 10 p.m.! Here's the first five likely attendees, in the order they appear on the list:
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