Friday, September 4, 2015

Have We Heard From You? It's Not Too Late, But Just In Time!

Dear Fellow Members of the Richmond Raiders Class of 1985:

Have we heard from you?

Are you planning to attend our 30th High School Reunion next month?

If you haven’t yet responded to emails, letters, ads, public announcements and word-of-mouth requests we've been sending for much of the last year, or if for some reason you haven’t heard about our class reunion until now, then it is NOT TOO LATE ... there is still time to register!

As I hope you know, during Richmond Raider Homecoming Weekend of October 16-17, 2015 we will celebrate 30 Years since our high school graduation.  Here are the specific costs and plans:


Order a Class of 1985 reunion t-shirt by contacting Tommy Harrington ASAP.  You may reach him at 910-206-2550 or via Facebook.  Though not required, we encourage classmates to wear it to the Homecoming Football Game.  He’s only obtaining t-shirts for those who pre-order them.

Before October 1st (preferably NOW)

If you haven’t already done so, please notify us if you will attend the reunion.  $45 per classmate, $30 for a guest.  (The amount is less than our 2010 reunion and about the same cost as our 2000 and 2005 reunions.)  If after October 1st you haven’t made either a partial payment or a full payment, then the cost changes to $50 per classmate, $30 for a guest.  Please either mail your check or money order payable to "RSHS Class of 1985 Reunion" to Misty Britton, 159 Beane Run, Rockingham NC  28379 or go online to  to pay with a credit card online.  If you have any questions, then email me at

Friday, October 16

7PM  Homecoming Football game, Richmond Raider Stadium – we will try to sit together as a class – watch for signs on where to sit.  The Class of 1985 will be recognized publicly during the game.  (Note:  before the game classmate Tommy Harrington, Curtis Ingram and others are planning to “tailgate” in the parking lot with hot dogs, etc.  More details to come.)

Approx 9PM - 1AM Hudson Brothers Deli Restaurant, Rockingham – Whether you attend the football game or not, we will gather for live music, hors d’oeuvres, dancing, and fellowship.  No formal program.  Adult beverages are at your own expense.  Very casual attire.

Saturday, October 17

6PM – 1AM  Rockingham Moose Lodge – Great food, live DJ with favorite music from the 1980s through the present, dancing, games & door prizes, photographs, & a program similar to our past reunions.  Lots of fun!  Lots of opportunity to catch up with long-time friends!  We will provide opportunities for photo sharing after the reunion.  As for the attire, we encourage classmates and guests to dress in a nice, appropriate way – no shorts, no cut-offs – but what you’d wear out to a party. (Note:  Instead of our usual casual Saturday cookout during the day prior to the evening event, this year we suggest folks and their kids, etc., visit the new Discovery Place in downtown Rockingham (more details to follow) or plan your own smaller gatherings before meeting up later that night at the Moose Lodge.)

If you’ve already paid some portion of the registration, then you must pay the balance at the reunion as you enter the Moose Lodge. 
If, however, you have *not* RSVP’d by October 1st and have *not* paid anything by October 17th, then at that point the cost is $50 per classmate, $30 per guest.

To keep updated on the class reunion as it approaches, go to this website:  … We may be posting ideas, suggestions, and a potential block of rooms at one of Richmond County’s hotels/motels.

Get on board -- RSVP now by clicking on this link -- or mail in your check NOW ... and spread the word ... The Class of 1985 is ready to celebrate!

On behalf of the Richmond Raider Class of 1985 Reunion Planning Committee, I am,

Wayne Goodwin, Class President
Cell phone #:
Twitter: @WayneGoodwinNC

P.S. Again, RSVP by clicking here!  To have an approximate head count for the Saturday evening portion of the reunion, we need to hear from you NOW.  You don’t want to miss our 30-year reunion!

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