Here is the latest news from JoAnn Salin on the 60th Reunion activities:
Great news. Gene Brown has arranged a tour of West High School for us. He sent me the following information.
“In connection with our 60th reunion, Principal Karen Boran has agreed to lead us on a tour of Madison West at 10:00am on Saturday, September 15th. Information on where we will meet will follow closer to the event. Gene”
Won’t that be fun 😉
Thanks so much to Gene Brown, Tim Harrington, Alice Dean, Phyllis Mintz, and Gina Ward for planning additional events to enhance our reunion weekend.
You all got my email earlier from Gene about the West High Tour. And Alice, Phyllis, and Gina will be hosting a luncheon on Sat. noon at the Nakoma Country Club for the West ladies (more information to follow later). And Tim Harrington has compiled a list of things to do and see around town which I’ve printed BELOW..
Phyllis has been making lots of phone calls to track down and encourage more classmates to attend our reunion. If you know anyone to contact, please do. Even though the deadline is tomorrow, there’s some extra time for late registrations.
It’s not long now — only six week away. “See you in September”.
For those coming from elsewhere for our September 14-16 reunion weekend, here are some thoughts about what you might enjoy in Madison in addition to these scheduled events:
Fri. night 7:00 pm to “whenever” – Get together in the bar for drinks, Holiday Inn
Sat. morning 10:00 am – Tour of West
Sat. noon 12:00 – 2:00-3:00 – Ladies luncheon, Nakoma Country Club
Sat. afternoon 2:30 pm – Badger Football game
Sat. evening 5:00 – to “whenever” – Cocktails and Dinner, Holiday Inn
Sun. morning 11:00 am – Brunch, Holiday Inn
Since the reunion hotel, Holiday Inn, 1109 Fourier Dr, is on the Far West Side, I’d encourage you to consider venturing in from the suburbs to enjoy the campus and Madison’s vibrant downtown.
The weekend will be dominated by the football game at 2:30 on Saturday which will make for crowds all weekend and booked up restaurants, so make any reservations 3-4 weeks ahead to secure your preferences. The other main event worth considering is the Forward Theater play “Skeleton Crew” with curtain times Friday and Saturday at 7:30PM and matinees Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM at the Overture Center on State Street. It’s a great company and a great venue. The Isthmus is a free weekly newspaper with listings for music and other entertainment venues.
Top drawer restaurants now abound in downtown Madison near the Square, generally in the $$$$ – $$$$$ price range for those who want to venture out on Friday or Sunday evenings. Fresco, Graft, Sardine, Tempest Oyster Bar, The Tornado Supper Club, and Cento are my favorites for a special meal. Lombardino’s is still a hidden treasure on the West Side at Old University Avenue and Highland. There are several fine spots in Middleton too, and less expensive places all over town, including ethnic restaurants, although again, expect last minute tables to be limited.
On Saturday morning, the downtown farmers market on the Square is worth seeing, and there are many restaurants open for brunch and lunch. The Union Terrace and the Dockside at the Edgewater both offer access to Lake Mendota, and a stroll around the totally redesigned Lower Campus Mall and Alumni Park next to the Union are time well spent, especially if the weather cooperates.
See you then,