CHS '59 reunionInfo

Print and mail the registration form now!

Display items

Look for any items, photographs, class memorabilia, letters, letter sweaters, etc. that you'd be willing to display. Please scan the photos so we can display them on Friday and Saturday night at our events. If you bring pictures to share, please pick them up after the Banquet—we can't return them to you. We are looking forward to seeing "classic" copies of the Chronicle, favorite group or team pictures, etc. You may send the pictures to Bonnie Baker Kelly @ 1012 Harrington Dr. CH, 61821 or or Kay CLabaugh McGuire @ 112-D Whitehall Ct, Urbana, 61801 or

Class booklet

Remember to order your booklet on the Reunion Registration form. The cost is $9.00. You may order a booklet even if you are unable to attend. See registration form for details and costs for the booklet. We would like a CONDENSED version of your life the past 50 years—in a FEW paragraphs: things like significant events, experiences or accomplishments, family, occupation(s)/work, places lived, interests and hobbies. It would be the easiest for LEONA PEDIGO KUHN who has volunteered to collate and enter the information if you could use the Times Roman font in size 12. If you don't use the computer, just type or legibly write your information. You can send it in anytime but, Leona and her committee MUST have your write-up NO LATER THAN July 1, 2009 so they will have time to complete the booklet—earlier is better!

Class of '59 shirts

Thanks to our own Fred Schooley, our class now has our own Maroon knit shirt with our own '50th logo! These Charles River SPORT Polo shirts are a beautiful maroon with the custom designed logo by our own Larry Weatherford. The shirts come in Women's S, M, L, XL and Men's S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL. They are $30 each. Please use the order form in this mailing—and make your check out to "'59 Shirt". The payment for shirts MUST be a separate check from your Reunion check, but it may be sent in the same envelope.

Local motels

Several options are available—we have reserved a block of rooms at our reunion central hotel—the I-Hotel. There are 30 rooms @ $119 and will be held for us until July 1st. We also have blocks at Hilton Garden Inn 20 rooms @ $119 and they will be held until July 1st, and Homewood SUITES 10 @ $129 for a king studio and 5 @$139 for one bedroom Suite—they also will be held until July 1st. The Hawthorne Suites, in addition to the three others mentioned are centrally located to our event venues.

Last mailing

The final mailing was sent in late April, but all of the information about events, etc., is also on this web site. However, if you have questions don't hesitate to call our reunion chairperson Kay Clabaugh McGuire at 217-344-1678 or email her at It will help us immensely if you can send in your registration form and check sooner rather than later. We have about 200+ people who have indicated they are planning on coming, so it will take the various committees a large amount of time to get everything coordinated. The sooner we know our numbers, the easier our job and the better our reunion for all! Remember the ABSOLUTE deadline for accepting reservations and checks is July 1, 2009. If you must cancel your reservations for events AFTER you have already sent your payment to us, we will refund your money if you notify Kay no later than July 8, 2009 contact Kay Clabaugh McGuire at 217-344-1678 or email her at to work it out.

Thank you!!

The prices for the main events (Fri. eve., Sat. bus tour, Sat. eve. Sun. brunch) all have been reduced because of the generosity of about a dozen classmates who most graciously gave monetary gifts, as well as funds raised by class donations at the 45th reunion. On behalf of all of us who will enjoy the Reunion, we extend to each one of you our deepest gratitude. We offer a special THANK YOU to the many classmates who have helped, are helping, and will help with the Reunion, to those who have sent or brought items to display, to those who have made donations, given much encouragement, many good ideas and their time and effort. We could not have done our job without all of you helping. We are very appreciative of the enthusiasm, interest, excitement, effort, gifts, and help from so many of you. A special thanks to so many of you for planning to come to the reunion and the good wishes and greetings from the others unable to attend. THANK YOU ALL! From: Kay, and your committee.