2012 Mini-Reunion Update!       August 10 – 11, 2012

As was promised after our fun and successful 40th Class Reunion, we are coordinating ‘mini-reunions’ in between our major class reunions of every five or ten years. This year, our ‘mini-reunion’ will be held on Friday, August 10th and Saturday, August 11th, in conjunction with the 200th anniversary celebration of Cuyahoga Falls.   There is lots of planning going on for the Bicentennial, and this would be a great way for everyone to celebrate the city, and our graduating class all in one fun week.  The Bicentennial Celebration is the entire week of August 3-12. Here is a link to a brochure detailing the schedule of events for the 200th birthday.

Class of ’68 Activities:

As we’ve done in past mini-reunions, we will be picking out a venue or two for our classmates to centrally gather on Friday and Saturday evenings, apart from the Bicentennial events. There will be no formal events, per se, and all dining and drinking activities will be up to the individual. We will keep you posted on an appropriate place in future emails or on our class website. We will also try to post information at the front desk of the Sheraton during the weekend.

Also, if you decide to plan events or gatherings in addition to what we have stated, we will be using our class website www.fallshigh68.com as a notification station for events.   Please  email us with any additional information you might want others to know, and we will post it.

Hotel space:

I have contacted the Sheraton Suites to set aside a block of ten rooms for the nights of Friday, August 10th and Saturday, August 11th for those who might wish to return and help celebrate the Bicentennial with fellow classmates.There are still rooms available at the group rate for CFHS Class of ’68 attendees. Contact the Falls Sheraton at 1-330-929-3000 and tell them you are part of the CFHS Class of 1968 Reunion. Rates are $119 per night, plus tax. The regular rate is $159 per night. All the rooms are suites. They are first come, first served and will be held through the middle of July at the discounted rate for our group. Call the Sheraton at 1-330-929-3000                            

All-Class Reunion:

The annual All-Class Reunion will be held Friday, August 10th from 5 pm until who knows. This function will be held at the Pavilion downtown. No food or drinks are served inside, but the streets will be filled with vendors selling junk to eat along with beer and wine. Live music will be right next door on the Falls River Square. The Class of ’68 has two tables reserved for our use inside the Pavilion, if we choose to use them. However we have an alternative option:
  • New Best Option: We have been invited to join the CFHS Class of ’67 on the Jetty at the Sheraton Hotel to help them celebrate their 45th Reunion. The Class of ’67 has reserved the Jetty, which overlooks the river, for both Friday and Saturday nights. I believe their reservation allows access beginning at 4 pm on Friday and starting at Noon on Saturday (after the bicentennial parade). The Jetty is a great venue with a cash bar, live music from just across the street, and central to all the other festivities downtown.

Confirming your attendance for the Mini-Reunion is not required. We will appreciate knowing if you will be around for the weekend’s festivities. Please take the time to enter your plans under Are you attending? 
‘Class of 1968’ Parade Float
Cuyahoga Falls Bicentennial Parade August 11, 2012

1) We are seeking classmates to walk in the Parade with us.
2) We are seeking donations to help with Float expenses.
Please make checks out to Lynn Balash.
Send to: P.O. Box 4542 Akron OH 44310-0542

The Parade Float committee is making a spectacular Float!
8’ x 24’ Trailer with huge truck pulling it!
Beautiful metallic gold and metallic black decorations covering trailer!
Live gold potted mums! Live trees!
A huge, life-size tiger guaranteed to scare small children and seniors!
(Tiger will be donated to High School and kept in glass case.)
A contingent of High School Students from the mid-1900’s!
All in a big, big City Parade just for fun!

Special “Class of 1968” tie-dye t-shirts can be ordered by sending $14.
Special “CF” mum corsages can be ordered by sending $5.
Orders due by August 1. Identify item when ordering through P.O. Box.

Thank you!
Scott Banks, Co-Chair                           Lynn Frye Balash, Treasurer
Sue Pryor Moore, Co-Chair                    Bettina Percoco Nugent
Larry Thompson                                   Marlene Bozzelli Czetli
Margie Gowden Gorczynski                   Ken Taylor
Tim McKinnon                                      Fred Patterson
Greg Novelli

Send us an email!  Paradefloat@FallsHigh68.com    We hope to see everyone there this summer!

 Don Pesich, Mark Noonan, Barbra Tresh - Class of 1968