3/24/17 – This is the spot where information can be found about the upcoming 60th Reunion. Check back often to keep up-to-date.
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Gene Brown sent the following information (regarding the West High tour):.
Looks like the Ash Street entrance is where we will meet, (outside if it’s nice, inside the Ash Street entrance if it’s raining), 10:00 am on Saturday the 15th is the time. Street parking seems to be the way to go.
I requested that we see the Voc. Ed. area. Let me know if there is anything specific you want to see.
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,
Below is the latest notice that the Reunion organizers sent out around April 21st about the upcoming reunion. It contains the latest information about menus, lodging, and activities.
Madison West High School Class of 1958
You are invited to attend the 60th reunion of our Class of ’58 to be held in Madison over the weekend of Sept. 14-16, 2018. All of the reunion activities will be held at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Madison West. The hotel is located at 1109 Fourier Drive, Madison, WI. The hotel has ample free parking. The hotel website is:
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn under the name “Madison West High School Reunion”. Room rate for our group plus breakfast will be $139.00 + tax per night. Telephone number for the hotel is (608) 826-0500 or 1-800-315-2621.
The following activities are planned for the weekend:
Friday Night Sept. 14 Informal gathering in the Holiday Inn Hotel Bar from 6 – 8 pm (or later). The informal atmosphere should allow classmates to meet, share memories and catch-up with each other. There are a number of good restaurants in the area for dinner. Your Madison host classmates will be glad to provide information on their location. Everyone is welcome to this event.
Saturday Night Sept. 15 Dinner at the Holiday Inn in a private room from 6 – 11 pm (Look for the room location to be posted in the Hotel). A cash bar will be available from 5 – 7 pm with dinner served from 6 – 8 pm. This should allow for maximum mingling and conversation. There is no formal program planned, but the room will be available until 11:00 pm. The cost of this event per person is the price of the dinner menu item (which includes tax, tip, and $4.00 for miscellaneous expenses) that you select. The price list is printed below.
Sunday Sept. 16 Join your classmates for brunch at 11 am in the hotel restaurant.
Madison has a number of activities to offer during the day on Saturday; the Farmers Market (Sat. morning), relax at the Union Terrace, the Mustard Museum in Middleton, the UW Chazen Museum on campus, and a UW Football Game against Brigham Young University (time to be announced).
If you plan on attending any of the Reunion events, please click on reply and complete the Reservation Form (below). We look forward to seeing you in September!!
JoAnn Friedman Salin
Name (include maiden name)_______________________________
___ Friday Night Informal Gathering (Pay individually)
___ Saturday Night Dinner (Costs below are per person)
___ Pasta Primavera $28.00 How many? _________
___ Chicken Marsala $33.00 How many? _________
___ Salmon $34.00 How many? _________
___ Filet Mignon $49.00 How many? _________
Total Enclosed _______________
___ Sunday Brunch (pay individually)
Please make your check payable to “West High Class of 1958” and mail with the above Reservation Form by Aug. 1st:
6209 Mineral Point Rd. #1103
Madison, WI 53705
If your contact information has changed since the last reunion, please fill out the form below no matter if you are attending the reunion or not.
Name (include maiden)________________________________________
City, State, Zip _______________________________________________
Telephone Number _____________________________________________
……….would you please put the following two announcements on our website?
1. On Sat. afternoon of our reunion, the Badger football team will be playing Brigham Young University. And it turns out the game doesn’t start until 2:30 !!!!! So, our reunion banquet on Sat. night has been rescheduled for 6:30 (previously it was planned for 6:00 and the game will probably last close to 3 hours or so). But the cocktail hour will still start at 5:00 for those who aren’t going to the football game.
2. For those who are wondering about the “attire” for our banquet, feel free to wear whatever is most comfortable for you – dressy or casual. After all, we’re senior citizens and we can do whatever we want 😉