Since January 2017 the Reunion Committee has been working on plans for our 50th Reunion on May 16, 17 and 18, 2019 in Columbus. Over these months, we have designed a Reunion that we think will be distinctive and memorable.
What makes this Reunion distinctive
How will the activities be scheduled?
|Thursday afternoon||Optional activities (might include National Infantry Museum tour, Whitewater outing, golf, Columbus Museum tour, etc.). You’ll be able to sign up for the tours and activities you are interested in.|
|Friday||More optional activities|
|Friday evening||Class mixer, with food, drinks and conversation, at the Powerhouse on the Columbus Riverwalk. You can see it in the photo above (before the renovations). It is the buildings in the circle.|
|Saturday||Tour of CHS followed by a lunch on your own (but hopefully with classmates).|
|Saturday evening||Dinner and dance with a live band at the Country Club of Columbus. We’ll have souvenirs for classmates and a “quiet room” for friends to catch up.|
The Reunion hotel
We have selected a Reunion hotel. It is the Columbus Marriott at 800 Front Ave, which is in easy walking distance of our downtown activities. The discounted rate for classmates is $129 a night. (This is a limited offer. Details are on the home page.)
Why are there so many optional activities?
A lot has changed in Columbus since we were in high school, and we felt that different people would find different things interesting. Some would love the Whitewater experience; others would prefer to see the new Columbus Museum. So we wanted lots of options.
Why is the school tour free?
We have two goals in designing the Reunion. One is to make this milestone Reunion special. The other is to make it as inclusive as possible. By offering the CHS tour separately from the Friday night and Saturday night activities and making it free, we can offer at least one event where you can visit with your classmates without cost. (We hope you'll consider participating in the optional events and paying $125 for BOTH the Friday and Saturday evening events. We promise it will be a great party.)
We have many details to work out in the months ahead. We’ll share them with you as we move forward. We’ll may have additional surveys so you can help us answer some questions. Finally, we will be asking for volunteers to help with events and activities during the Reunion.
Thank you for joining the chs69reunion.com website. Please stay tuned. More updates will be coming.