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Only 4 Weeks to 55th Reunion
BHS Class of 1965 at Temecula Creek Inn
February 21-23, 2020
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Sherman E. Burroughs High School, Ridgecrest, CA
REGISTER NOW! (if you haven't yet)
for Our 55th Class Reunion

February 21-23, 2020
Temecula Creek Inn, Temecula, CA
$95/person
Includes dinners both Friday & Saturday nights. See the weekend schedule below. To Register: download, fill out, and mail your Registration Form and check. Mailing address and other details are on the form.
Download the registration form

Are you a golfer? Email us your requested day/time and number in your party if you'd like a reservation to play. 
reunions@burroughsridgecrestclassof65.org

Contribute to our Reunion Writing Project
See details below

Visit our Class of 1965 website for complete details for this Reunion. (It's NOT the BHS Alumiclass site although we listed the reunion dates on that site.) Below is the link to our dedicated class website with photos and memorabilia of our class and reunions through the years.
https://burroughsridgecrestclassof65.org/index.html
REUNION THEME
Shake, Rattle and Roll – Where the bleep is Ridgecrest?

After our 7.1 earthquake sequence last July 4 and 5, the entire world finally knows where Ridgecrest is!

Roy Randolph will share his photos and talk about the experience and aftermath after dinner Saturday night. Where were you when the 7.1 struck or when you heard about it? Everyone can share their story.

LOOK WHO'S COMING TO THE REUNION
Carol Anderson Apt, Joan Fisher Belo, Gwen Sprouse Bossarte +1, Charlotte Blackmon Collins, Leslee Allen Kinnamon +1, Kären Bjorklund Locklin +1, Karen Day Manatt, Roger Martin +1, Derrya Garrett Nightengale, Janice Leonard Ogar Andrea, Robert Olsen +1, Jon Oshel, Roy Randolph +1, Margie Kelly Ryan +1, Melody Mallory Solton +1, Gene Saint Amand +1, Wanda Smith Tacey +1, Gary Whitnack +1, Joy Willett +1, Caren Griffin Diebold +1, James Carr +1, Danny Hogue.
A number of others said they want to come but haven't sent in their registration yet.

PLEASE REGISTER & SEND YOUR CHECK SO WE CAN FINALIZE PLANS!

REACH OUT... INVITE OUR CLASSMATES.
Invite other classmates among your friends and encourage them to join us. Likewise, if you have siblings or friends from other BHS classes in our era (the 1960's), invite them and forward these email announcements.
DOOR PRIZES
Donate the product of your talent for door prizes. We have authors, artists, photographers, crafters and many others with talents or skills among our classmates. Please consider donating one of your works of art as a door prize. 

WHITE ELEPHANT PRIZES
If you don't have products of your artistry, search your closets, drawers and garage for some crazy items that might be given as door prizes in the "white elephant" category. This might also include old music CD's, DVD's or VHS tapes of old movies, or peculiar old books. 

WEEKEND SCHEDULE
Friday Evening, February 21 6:00 p.m. 
I
ncluded with registration.
Cocktails and buffet dinner at Karen Locklin’s home,
to the Elvis Presley theme song "Shake, Rattle, and Roll,"
followed by viewing of “China Lake, the Secret City,” video documentary of China Lake/Ridgecrest made for the 1997 50th anniversary of the base. 

Saturday, February 22 9 -11:00 a.m.
No-host brunch at the Cork | Fire Kitchen (on site restaurant).

Afternoon Free
Make it a vacation weekend! There are many local activities available, hiking, vineyards & wineries, shopping in Old Town Temecula, hot-air ballooning, limousine tour, golf. Explore the options! Or hang out and visit with classmates.

6:00 p.m.
Dinner Buffet Temecula BBQ (on site banquet room) and presentation on the Ridgecrest Earthquake(s) of July 4th and 5th, 2019 (magnitude 7.1) which put Ridgecrest on the seismographic map.

BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE...
  • Tributes to teachers who made a lasting impression and greatly influenced our lives
  • In Memoriam: recollections of a classmate who has died whom you’d like to remember for their special qualities or the relationship you had with them
  • Music of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s…
  • “Name That Tune” and dancing to “The Soundtrack of Our Lives” by DJ Rob Olsen
  • Ice Breaker and Team games that help us reconnect and have fun
  • Relaxing and socializing with friends and former classmates
Sunday Morning, February 23
Join everyone for a no-host breakfast at the Cork | Fire Kitchen (on site restaurant) before departure.  

Hotel Reservations Deadline
A few rooms remain at our special group discount but reserve today!


Make Your Room Reservations directly with Temecula Creek Inn at the link below

Rooms are $199 per night, check-in on Friday, February 21, and check-out at noon on Sunday, February 23. Your bank card will be charged one night plus taxes at booking.

Room rate for additional nights before February 21 or after February 23 is $229.

Be sure to use the link below to make your lodging reservations.

Click here to book at the Temecula Creek Inn


Temecula Creek Inn is conveniently located about an hour's drive from the San Diego International and Ontario International airports. For more information about Temecula Creek Inn.

The 55th Reunion
Classmates Writing Project
deadline extended to February 10

Classmates are invited to participate in a Writing Project by contributing a written piece on one of the topics below. All submissions will be published in a 55th Class Reunion Book and made available in PDF and ebook formats, curated by Charlotte Blackmon Collins and Gene Saint Amand. Submissions can be in an MSWord, OpenOffice document or typed in the text of an email. Please email your submission, by February 10, or questions to: writingproject@burroughsridgecrestclassof65.org Emails sent to this address go only to Charlotte and Gene.

1. IN MEMORIAM

Write about a classmate who has died, whom you’d like to remember for their special qualities or the relationship you had with them. Any length, short or long.

2. GENRE FICTION SHORT STORY

Write a fictional short story in a genre, that takes place in the Ridgecrest-China Lake locality or nearby.

-Murder mystery, thriller, horror, romance, sci fi, or other.

-No matter how corny.

-Can be based on real events but disguise the people.

-About 1000 words (4-5 pages typed, double spaced), or less.

3. COMING OF AGE MEMOIR SET IN RIDGECREST OR CHINA LAKE

Write an autobiographical piece that aims to capture the unique experience of growing up in Ridgecrest-China Lake. Include your best and happiest memories, plus one bad memory. Any length.

4. LOOKING BACK

Describe what it was like leaving the relatively isolated, secure, self-contained world of China Lake/Ridgecrest to go off to college in the big city, and how you felt or looked differently at our community upon your return the following summer. Did you join or experiment with the counterculture? Were you a "hippy"? Was your hair longer? 500 - 1000 words (or more).

5. WHERE I COME FROM

Write a poem or prose piece titled ‘Where I Come From.’ Tell us what’s cooking, what the weather is, what music is playing. Include an aroma and a familiar landmark. Use the color yellow somewhere. Any length, short or long.
 


Planning Committee Members are:

Karen (Bjorklund) Locklin (Temecula, CA), Chair
Charlotte Blackmon Collins (Ridgecrest, CA)
Karen (Day) Manatt (Mt. Vernon, WA)
Melodie (Mallory) Solton (Sparks, NV)
Janice (Leonard) Ogar Andrea (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Robert Olsen (Temecula, CA)
Jon Oshel (Hillsboro, OR)
Gene Saint Amand (Santa Maria, CA)

More help will be needed! If you would like to help, please email the committee at: reunions@burroughsridgecrestclassof65.org

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