Can you believe it has already been 10 years since out last class reunion? Sometimes, it seems like only yesterday that we were walking into Bayfront Arena in our caps and gowns to receive our High School diplomas. And sometimes, it seems like a lifetime, which I suppose it has been. After all, we’re in our 50’s, you know!!!
Our Class Reunion Committee has been hard at work planning another fun-filled weekend to celebrate our 35th class reunion! I believe the members of our committee represent a good cross-section of our class, and therefore, have shared suggestions and ideas for activities that will, hopefully, appeal to everyone and give each classmate and their guest an opportunity to participate in at least one if not all of the events.
This year, the committee decided to hold the reunion in a location that would allow classmates coming in from out-of-town easy access from Tampa International Airport or for those that live in the area still. Therefore, we chose Safety Harbor Spa and Resort, which is close to Clearwater Beach if you feel like getting sun especially our Northern classmates after the winter of 2013-14 they had. Classmates may also reserve hotel rooms at The Safety Harbor Spa and Resort at a discounted rate. An Itinerary is printed on the reverse side of this letter, and insert with reservation form.
This is a time to step out of our busy lives and reconnect with old friends, relax, laugh, reminisce and catch up on what’s currently happening in our lives. We hope you will consider sharing this weekend with us and with your fellow classmates. If you have attended previous class reunions or if this is the first time you’ve had an opportunity to attend, we know you will be glad you came! No matter where you are in your journey in life, we think you will once again experience the common thread that unites us and reminds us that we are and will always be the Dixie Hollins High School Class of 1979.
We invite you to visit our Facebook page and request to join if not a member already. Then you can continue to check for updates as we post and build the page with additional information. If you have any questions, suggestions and/or would like to help in any way, please contact Jeff Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sue Ann (Renfro) Gosdoski at Flgosdoski@aol.com . Also, to help us continue to plan and meet expenses along the way, we encourage you to return your reservations and payment as soon as possible. All reservations should be received by July 10th, 2014.
We hope to see you all in August! Let’s make this the most well attended reunion yet! Upper and Lower classman are also invited to attend and have fun. Remember we are all children of the 70’s, Peace, Love and Happiness!
Dixie Hollins High School
“Class of 1979” 35th Reunion
August 15th – 17th, 2014
Safety Harbor Resort & Spa
105 North Bayshore Drive
Safety Harbor, Florida 34695
Friday Night August 15th
Poolside Tiki Bar 5pm – Till
Meet & Greet with old friends, (Two for One• Happy Hour • 5pm -7pm)
“Downtown Safety Harbor presents “3rd Friday Music Series”
Street Event 6PM – 10-PM
Food, Vendors, Crafts, Shopping, Dining, & Entertainment & Music in the Park,
Picnic Theme, Restaurants & Businesses open late.
Saturday August 16th
Morning and afternoon are yours to enjoy the facilities, tennis, spa, restaurants, antiques, watersports right on Tampa Bay in downtown Safety Harbor (a hidden gem).
La Sardine Lounge & Poolside Tiki Bar
(Two for One • Happy Hour • 5pm – 7pm)
Dinner Buffet and Entertainment in the ballroom
6:00pm-10:00pm (cash bar available)
Sunday August 17th – Explore, hang out, Safety Harbor Spa has a Sunday Brunch 11:00am-2:39pm you want to enjoy!
If you would like to stay at the resort we have blocked off a group of rooms for Friday August 15th and Saturday August 16th, 2014. The rooms are blocked for Dixie guests until July 16th, 2014. Mention you are with Dixie Hollins Class Reunion when calling group reservations number 1-888-237-8772 for the rates below.
ROOM RATES-$109.00 per night Single/Double-Run of the House
($16.00 resort fee per night is waived for Dixie Hollins).
Based on availability, you may upgrade your room to one of the following:
$159.00 Single/Double – Bay view w/Balcony
$184.00 Single/Double – Jr. Suite
$259.00 Single/Double – Full Suite
*As a special offer just for your classmates, we are happy to offer a 20% discount off of all spa services that are booked no less than 2 weeks prior to arrival.
Registration Form- Complete and return by July 10th, 2014
Cost per person: $55.00 (after July 10th, $65.00)
Graduate_________________________________________________________ Please include your maiden name
City ____________________________________ State ___ Zip ____________
Phone ( ) _______________
Confirmations will be sent by email.
Numbers attending: Friday Night (poolside) _____
Saturday Night Buffet _____
Make checks payable to: Jeff Evans
Mail completed form with payment to: DHHS 1979 Reunion
c/o Jeff Evans
11262 142nd Way
Largo, FL 33774
* If you have any questions, please feel free to contact: Sue Ann (Renfro) Gosdoski at email@example.com or Jeff Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fun Facts about You!
Thirty-five years has been a long time for some of us and we have all done some interesting things in those years so why not share them.
Branch ________________________________ Years _____________________
Career Field _______________________________________________________
Tours / Stations ____________________________________________________
College / Technical School
College ____________________________ Degree ______________________
School Mascot ____________________________________________________
Fraternity ___________________________ Sorority ______________________
Traveled to _______________________________________________________
Lived in __________________________________________________________
If I could live anywhere in the world I would live in _______________________
Most Interesting Job you have had in the last 35 years