Friday, October 16, 2015

Updated Class Reunion Schedule and Revised Details!

*New information appears in red italics*

Friday, October 16
approx. 2:45PM-3PM -- Members of the Class of 1985 are encouraged to line up and march in the Homecoming Game Parade in downtown Rockingham.  Look for our Richmond Raiders Class of 1985 banner (including Curtis Ingram, etc.) and our classmates lined up along East Washington Street at Parade Position #12 approx. 2:15pm.

6PM -- Tailgate With classmates 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! (The Class of 1995 is also attending the game, so make sure you sit with us older folks.)

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; classmates and guests attending the football game will arrive later once the game is nearing an end or over.

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.  Casual attire encouraged.

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 personal expense of individuals.

HOTEL ROOMS reserved at Holiday Inn Express on Hwy 74, Rockingham:  Call 910-817-7288 and tell the hotel you're with the "Class of 1985"to reserve a room for either or both Friday and Saturday.  You'll receive a $20 reduced rate, from $153 down to $134 per night.

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.

8AM-10:30AM, "Raiders Moms Club" Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser at Fatz CafĂ© Restaurant for Richmond Raiders Football Team -- all you can eat (or carry out) for $7.00 per person! -- Classmate Andra McDonald Douglas invited us to help the team and enjoy a good breakfast.  Pay at the door, though tickets have been sold. This is *not* a formal part of the reunion plans, it is an additional activity for your consideration.  Fatx, for those who don't know, is on Hwy 74 East, near the Super Wal-Mart.

9AM (Shotgun start) -??, Richmond Sr High School Athletics Golf Tournament (Captain's Choice) at Foxfire Resort and Golf -- Details, call Ricky Young, 910-997-9820 or email

12PM-3PM, Lunch Fish Fry (free!) -- Classmates Sandy Jones, Casey Goodwin, Nicole Bristow-Lacy or Tabatha Maultsby-Tate have organized a fish fry for you and your guests at East Rockingham Senior Center and Park, located at 135 Safie Sixth Street, (East) Rockingham NC.  Have a relaxing time meeting up with friends and enjoy lunch together.

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! (See above fish-fry as an example.)

7:30PM (Note: this is a revised time) -- Doors open at Rockingham Moose Lodge (Long Drive/Crow Run, Rockingham) 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!  Remember: You must have either paid before by check or online (click here) or paid the balance of your registration IN-PERSON at the entrance of the Rockingham Moose Lodge (even if you haven't paid anything at all until that night).

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.

Note #1 -- Continuously monitor this webpage, emails and Facebook in case there are any additions or updates.

Note #2 -- If you haven't registered whatsoever or you have only paid part of your registration fee, then you must pay the balance owing as you enter the Rockingham Moose Lodge on Saturday night, October 17.  You can pay by check (preferred; made out to "RSHS Class of 1985") or cash; or you can go online by clicking HERE and pay by credit card or debit card.

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