What a weekend! The 50th Reunion happened! It was great to rekindle friendships from our Dixie Hollins Class of 1969 and make new friends meeting family members and significant others. Though it took months to plan the reunion, the weekend seemed to fly! With so many traveling from around the nation to join us, Jason Mraz’s “93 Million Miles” lyrics are a “must” to share – even for those choosing to remain close to their St. Petersburg roots. Be sure to click “full screen” when viewing – you just might see yourself!
Know we were thrilled to have you all back home!
Special thanks to the Reunion Committee and all who worked so hard to make this a successful event. Also, special thanks to fellow graduate Mike Giles for donating his time and talent to provide music for us on Friday evening!
Keep checking in. There’s lots more to come!
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Two nights of gathering and one more to go! There’s still lots to catch up on! Not enough time to share much now before tonight’s event, but will share one of the highlights of our Friday night event!! Look for more to come!
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Special thanks to Theresa Paterson for sharing this video on facebook!
Can you believe it? Our reunion is less than 1 week away. Here are the final details and information on parking for the event. For those of you who are not staying at the hotel, the parking Saturday may be at a premium as there is a Rowdies soccer game that night and they play across the street from the hotel at Al Lang field.
Friday – June 7, 2019
Registration: 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Poolside Reception: 6:30 – 9:30 PM
Friday Night, at the pool, will include a complimentary drink (soft drink, beer, wine or cocktail) followed by a cash bar. There will be passed appetizers. Also there will be assorted snacks.
Entertainment: Mike Giles (1969 Classmate) on guitar. Special guest singer (1969 Classmate) – Nancy Pimpinelli Ellington
Saturday – June 8, 2019
10:00 AM – James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art docent led tour (advance sign up or at Reunion Registration desk – Friday)
11:00 AM – Golf at the Vinoy Golf Club on Snell Isle (Advance sign up ONLY)
2:00 PM – Museum of Fine Art docent led tour (Advance sign up or at Reunion Registration desk – Friday)
Saturday Evening – June 8, 2019
Ballroom Reception: 6:00 – 10:00 PM
Cocktails – 6:00 PM
Food Service and Stations Available from 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Food will include several food and bar stations around the room with a cash bar. There will be a fajita food station with chicken, beef and all the fixings; a pasta bar of assorted pastas and sauces. Fruit and dessert stations will also be available for your pleasure.
Entertainment: DJ Phil Nathanson playing the tunes of the 60’s
Dress: Business Casual (not ties or sports coats necessary)
The looper goes by the Hilton every 15 minutes and goes to the Sundial Parking Garage, which is open 24 hours per day for $5.
Tee times for our group start at 11:08 AM on Saturday. Proper golf attire (collared shirt-no jeans) is required. You must sign up in advance if you want to play. Email me at email@example.com. The price will be between $40-50 for 18 holes. Driving range, putting green and chipping area are included. Club and shoe rentals are available.
A 10:00 AM Saturday morning docent led tour is scheduled. You must sign up in advance if you want to join the group. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. The price is $10 for this 45 minute tour of Native American art.
A 2:00 PM Saturday afternoon docent led tour is scheduled. You must sign up in advance if you want to join the group. Email me at email@example.com. The price is $15 and we can hop on the free Looper Trolley for transportation.
It is a fun evening of live music, vendors and restaurants. It is held on Central Avenue between 2nd and 3rd Streets. Get a real taste of downtown St. Petersburg. Check it out before or after our poolside gathering, it runs from 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM.
Maybe you would like to ride around the downtown area and see all the changes and what you might want to do later. Ride the FREE Looper Trolley. The Hilton is a scheduled stop and the trolley stops there every 15 minutes.
Friday 7:00 AM – Midnight
Saturday 8:00 AM – Midnight
Sunday 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
There are many other museums and things to do: Coast Bike sharing, Segway tours, Pub Pedal Trips, shopping at the many boutiques and unique stores, finding a seafood or Irish pub for lunch. Enjoy yourself.