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Class of 1968 Reunion Painting by Mundo Vera

In Honor of our Classmate Ernie Vera

There Will Be A Raffle For This Painting On Saturday Night

Please see the Tab "Ernie Vera Raffle" on the left.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT—SATURDAY’S REUNION EVENT

For those of you not staying at the Radisson Airport Hotel, please note that our Saturday evening event will be in the Atrium Tower section of the hotel.  The Atrium Tower is located at the back of the hotel.  There is ample parking and several entry doors.

As a reminder, our schedule of events for Saturday is:

  • Mixer begins at 5:30 PM in the Foyer of the Tower Wing at the Radisson
  • Dinner begins at 7:00 PM
  • Dance begins at 8:30

Looking forward to seeing all of you!!

Your Reunion Committee

 

Dear Fellow Classmates, Alumni and Guests,

As part of your Reunion Experience you will each receive a package consisting of a lanyard with your name tag along with a “Goodie Bag” including several wonderful gifts from El Paso as well as gifts from fellow classmates. Important information regarding events, times, how to contact reunion committee members will also be included.

These packages will be available starting Thursday during registration and in our Hospitality Suite after that.

We also want to remind everyone of our events and their respective start times (especially important if you are providing your own transportation and not riding on the bus):

  • Thursday:
    • Social and Jam Session at JCJ Ranch starts at 6:00 PM and ends at 11:00 PM. Please note that food will be catered by THE LITTLE DINER of CANUTILLO and will only accept CASH. NO CREDIT CARDS. And please BYOB if you desire
  • Friday:
    • The La Vina Winery Tour and Tasting begins at 10:00 AM.
    • The lunch at La Posta, which will be in the Fiesta Room, begins at 1:00 PM.
    • Sunland Park Casino Night begins at 7:00 PM.
  • Saturday:
    • School Tour (optional) begins promptly at 10:00 AM and ends at 11:00 AM. Bus transportation is not available
    • Reunion Celebration:
      • Mixer begins at 5:30 PM in the Foyer of the Tower Wing at the Radisson
      • Dinner begins at 7:00 PM
      • Dance begins at 8:30
  • Sunday
    • No Formal Reunion Activities however breakfast is served from 5:00-11:00 AM in their restaurant

A separate email and posting on our site detailed Transportation Updates and Details. Please review!

Looking forward to seeing all of you very soon!

Your Reunion Committee,

Karla Onick
Tisha Onick
Donna Pence
Betha Hernandez Jurey
Gary McGarr
Jim Walker
Jaime Chavando
John Fishell
Arthur Metcalfe, Jr.
Jack Bracy
Alan Van Velkinburgh

 

IMPORTANT TRANSPORTATION ANNOUNCEMENTS

Social and Jam Session at JCJ Ranch

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Bus will leave Radisson Hotel at 4:30 PM

Bus loading begins at 4:15 PM

Bus leaves The JCJ Ranch at 10:30PM

Bus arrives at Radisson Hotel at 11:30-Midnight

La Vina Winery Tour and Lunch at La Posta

Friday, October 12, 2018

Bus will leave Radisson Hotel at 9:00 AM

Bus loading begins at 8:45 AM

Bus leaves La Posta at 2:30 PM

Bus arrives at Radisson Hotel at 3:30 PM

Casino Night at Sunland Park

Friday, October 12, 2018

Bus will leave Radisson Hotel at 6:00 PM

Bus loading begins at 5:45 PM

Leaves Casino at 10:00 PM

Bus arrives at Radisson Hotel at 10:30-10:45 PM

Saturday

Mixer begins at 5:30 PM

Dinner begins at 7:00 PM

Dance begins at 8:30 PM

 

IHS CLASS OF 1968, OTOBER 2018 UPDATE!!!

LOOK AT THE COUNTDOWN CLOCK ABOVE TO DETERMINE THE NUMBER OF DAYS LEFT TO REGISTER FOR YOUR CLASS OF 1968 RENUION

DEAR FELLOW CLASSMATES,

IT’S HARD TO BELIEVE BUT THERE ARE ONLY--LOOK AT THE CLOCK ABOVE-- DAYS REMAINING BEFORE OUR FIRST REUNION EVENT ON OCTOBER 11, 2018!

WE NEED ALL OF YOU TO TAKE A FEW MINUTES AND REGISTER FOR THE REUNION EVENTS YOU WISH TO ATTEND.  IT’S SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO EASY!!

JUST CLICK ON THE TAB AT THE TOP OF THE HOME PAGE LABELED:

                                                   50TH Reunion Registration

AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS.  THEN, MAIL YOUR CHECK TO KARLA ONICK AT THE ADDRESS SHOWN OR YOU SEND YOUR PAYMENT VIA PAYPAL OR ZELLE TO THE EMAIL ADDRESSES SHOWN.

YOUR REUNION COMMITTEE HAS INVESTED A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF THEIR TIME THESE LAST 5 YEARS TO MAKE THIS OUR BEST EVER REUNION!!!  PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU REGISTER NOW.  WE STILL HAVE SO MUCH TO PLAN.  ADDITIONALLY, WE HAVE INVESTED A LOT OF MONEY ON DEPOSITS AND PAYMENTS FOR ALL EVENTS.  THE SOONER YOU REGISTER AND PAY, THE SOONER WE CAN FINALIZE EVERYTHING.

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR TAKING THE TIME TO REGISTER.  WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU IN OCTOBER!!!

Your Class of ’68 Reunion Committee,

Karla Onick

Tisha Onick

Donna Pence

Betha Hernandez Jurey

Gary McGarr

Jim Walker

Jaime Chavando

John Fishell

Arthur Metcalfe, Jr.

Jack Bracy

Alan Van Velkinburgh

 

2018 CLASS OF 1968 REUNION SCHEDULE  OCTOBER 11 - 14, 2018

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2018:

-Hospitality Suite Open From Noon Until 5 PM.

-Reception and Jam Session at Donna and Chip's JCJ Ranch, Santa Teresa, New Mexico.  Round trip transportation is available from the Radisson.  DO NOT TRUST YOUR GPS as it will show roads that have locked gates or really not the best way to go.

1) Take I-10 West like you are heading towards Las Cruces

2) Two exits after Mesa Street you'll get off on EXIT 8 Artcraft. After exiting take a Left onto Artcraft. (You'll see a Rudy's BBQ on the corner).

3) Drive approximately 7 miles to the top.  You'll come to AIRPORT Rd and a light.  Go straight through the light.

4) The road will go up and over Railroad Tracks. After you come down you'll come to another light and STRAUSS RD. Take a Right there onto Strauss.

5) You'll drive several miles passing a FedEx Ground facility on your left until you come to the entrance of UNION PACIFIC INTERMODAL.  

Go Straight onto the dirt road.

6) In a couple of miles you'll see a STOP SIGN. Turn Right then immediately turn Left (do not cross over the railroad tracks unless you want to go to La Union!)

7) Then drive for almost 8 miles (with the railroad on your right) until you see the sign JCJ.  Take a Left there, that's our driveway.  You'll pass under our portal "JCJ Ranch, Home of the Lean Cows"

Here's a map showing from where you get off on Exit 8 (Rudy's BBQ) to the ranch.

 

Please join us on Thursday evening for food, refreshments fun and MUSIC!!!  Donna and Chip will be hosting this event at their beautiful ranch, The CJC Ranch, in Santa Teresa.  Several musicians from Irvin will be performing along with other musicians from the El Paso area.  This will be an event you do not want to miss. 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2018: 

-Hospitality Suite Open From Noon - 5:00 PM

-Winery Tour and Tasting at LaVina Winery and Lunch in Old Mesilla.  Round trip transportation is available from the Radisson.

-Casino Night Friday October 12, 2018

Depart Hotel at 6:00 PM.  Round trip transportation is available from the Radisson.

Happy Hour from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

A Choice of Two Restaurants for your dining pleasure:

VENTANAS BAR AND GRILL. Sit down to favorites from the Border Menu with Sizzling Fajitas, Enchiladas, Tacos or Choose from Specials such as Steak Tampiquena.  They also offer a wide selection of Soups, Salads and Sandwiches.

http://sunland-park.com/ventanas-bar-grill/

JACKPOT GRILL.  Offers the best selection of Hamburgers in the Southwest!

http://sunland-park.com/jackpot-grill/

CASINO GAMES.   Sunland Park Casino showcases a vast selection of the most exciting and popular Slots, Video Poker and Electronic Table Games in the Southwest.

WE WILL DEPART THE CASINO AT 10:30 PM BACK TO HOTEL

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2018:

  • Hospitality Suite Open  Noon - 4:00 PM
  • Golf Tournament (Optional).  Details to Follow Soon (I recommend we leave the Golf Tournament and the School Tour on the list as we’re still working on them and they are “Optional” at this time)
  • School Tour-Time and Details to Follow Soon
  • Mixer & Cocktail Reception  5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Dinner  7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Dance  8:30 PM – 11:30 PM

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2018:

-Brunch at Radisson-Optional

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