Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Tonight's Class Reunion Update and New Details for Classmates!

Tonight the Reunion Planning Committee had a very productive, next-to-last meeting at Hudson Brothers Deli in Rockingham before our 30-Year Reunion Weekend on October 16-17.

In addition to getting the latest update, while we were sitting there three (3) additional classmates unexpectedly came up and registered for the reunion on the spot!  (With that type of unplanned sign-up, perhaps the committee should hang out at the Hudson Brothers Deli bar every night ... )

Most plans have been finalized, and we're now sending reminders out to classmates by U.S. Mail and email, most especially to those who haven't yet responded.

On or after October 1st, the registration fee increases by $5 .... presently $45 per classmate and $30 per guest ... so go ahead, save $$, and register TODAY! ... For more details, read below or go to www.richmondraiders1985.blogspot.com
...To register & pay by mail, write Misty Britton Barnes, 159 Beane Run, Rockingham NC 28379. ...

...To register & pay online, here's the revised link via Internet by clicking on this link here. Feel free to share it with folks online as much as possible!

Here are additional refined or revised details about our Class Reunion Weekend:

Friday, October 16
6PM -- Tailgate With Tommy Harrington, Curtis Ingram and Friends; hot dogs, fish, etc. etc. No charge.  Look for the banner or signs. Richmond Raider Stadium

7:30PM -- Sit together on Visitor Side, Richmond Raider Stadium, preferably wearing Richmond Raider Class of 1985 T-shirt being sold by Tommy Harrington (not required); Tommy's phone number is 910-206-2550

Halftime of Homecoming Football game (or earlier) -- recognition of the Class of 1985 by the game announcer -- We need you there to cheer and represent our class!

8:30PM  -- classmates and guests not attending the football game may begin to arrive at Hudson Brothers Deli (upstairs) for a Late Night Friday Social in Rockingham

9PM -- Our own Richmond Raiders Class of 1985 member, Phillip Neal, and his band will begin performing live for several hours at Hudson Brothers Deli. Classmates may enjoy each other's company there until 1AM as part of our Late Night Friday Social.

9:30PM thru 1AM -- Classmates who attended the football game will meet up with the others at Hudson Brothers Deli on the second floor for music, fellowship, and hors d'oeuvres, etc.  Alcoholic beverages are at the expense of individuals.

Saturday, October 17
Morning or early afternoon --- Though not a formal part of the Reunion plans, you (and your children, if in town with you) are encouraged to visit Discovery Place, or enjoy Patton's Grill, both on Washington Street in Rockingham.  You may recall at past reunions we had a picnic at a local park; we're trying something different this time.

Afternoon --- Though not a formal part of the Reunion plans, you and classmates are encouraged to have informal fellowship time in Richmond County.  You may recall at past reunions we had a picnic at a local park; we're trying something different this time.  If you'd like some publicity for any of your smaller reunion-related gatherings, let us know the details and maybe some additional classmates will join in!

7:30PM (Note: this is a revised time) -- Doors open at Rockingham Moose Lodge for our official reunion party and program!  The recommended clothing style is "not casual" --- That leaves a wide range of clothing options for women and men alike. Remember, this is a celebration and a party and there will be photographs!

8PM -- The live DJ will begin playing your favorite and diverse arrangement of musical hits from the 1980s through the present, and take your requests.

9:30PM -- We will begin a short program, including a welcome. Then throughout the evening, perhaps once every hour, we will stop for a short additional programs, including games, recognitions, and a memorial for those classmates who are now deceased.

1AM -- Shortly before this time, the DJ will play the final song of the night and then the reunion concludes.

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