Notre Dame Class of '68   (The Class with Class!)
June 30, 2018
 
Fifty years ago this month, I never  imagined that we would be celebrating 50 years as a graduates of Notre Dame High School, but here it is and we are planning this Celebration for September 21, 22 and 23, 2018.  It seems like yesterday as we look back on our four years at ND, but amazing things have occurred in each of our lives. It is time to reconnect and celebrate what we have accomplished since our graduation in June of 1968.
 
The reunion committee worked very hard to create a weekend to remember for the next 50 years and we hope all of you will join us in celebrating our Big 50th Reunion.
 
We have a block of rooms reserved at the Elmira Downtown Holiday Inn Riverfront.  Ask for the Class Reunion Rate of $125.00 when making your reservation. Please make your reservation as soon as possible as the Holiday Inn will be releasing the room block by the beginning of September.  If you prefer other accommodations, Google will show you all the other wonderful accommodations in the Elmira/Horseheads/Big Flats/Corning/Watkins Glen area.
 
Friday Evening, September 21, 2018 
 
Hiberians Center – Chemung County 
 7:30  ---- Until?
701 Kinyon Street
Elmira, New York
Pizza and Wings to munch on – Cash Bar
 
Saturday Morning – September 22, 2018 - Golf
 
Golf (For those interested).  Jeff O’Donnell has arranged a Captain and Crew format at Willow Creek for 9:30 a.m.  The cost is $40.00 per person with cart.  Please email Jeff directly (jeff@wilsoneq.com or call him at his work number 607-358-4080) if you would like to play.  If you have a particular foursome you would like to play with, be sure to mention.
 
Saturday Morning – September 22, 2018 – Corning Glass Museum Tour
 
10:00 a.m. meet with Sandy Bazyk Mentuck, who is a Docent at the Museum.  Sandy has graciously offered to conduct a guided tour of the new Corning Glass Museum for those who might be interested in seeing this magnificent jewel in the Finger Lakes Crown.  Sandy has only 10 complimentary passes, so if you are interested, please contact her ASAP, e-mail mmentuck@stny.rr.com. Sandy will be meeting her group at the Admissions Lobby.  If you enter from the Visitor Center, just ask for the Admissions Lobby and they will be happy to direct you.  This tour will last approximately 1.5 hours.
 
There are many great eating establishments in the Elmira/Corning area for your luncheon enjoyment.
Google is full of suggestions for you to choose from.
 
Saturday Afternoon – September 22, 2018 – Christmas House – 2:00 p.m.
361 Maple Avenue,
Elmira, New York
 
The Christmas House has invited us to visit them for a little Wine, Cheese and shopping.  This is a great Maple Avenue showcase home converted into an amazing maze of Christmas decorations and trinkets.
If you are interested in the Wine and Cheese get together at the Christmas House, please note that when you send your check.  The Christmas House would like a headcount.
 
 
Saturday Evening – September 22, 2018 – Elmira Holiday Inn 6:00 P.M. Cocktails.  Food Stations – 7:30 p.m.  Cash Bar
 
Food, Friends, Good Music, Photo Booth and a few other surprises.
We have been asked about attire and our response has been - whatever you would be comfortable wearing.
 
Sunday – September 23, 2018 – Tour of Notre Dame High School – 10:30 a.m.
1400 Maple Avenue
Elmira, New York
 
To end our weekend, come join us where it all started in September of 1964 – at Notre Dame High School for pastries and champagne and a building tour.  Notre Dame has made some amazing changes to the building and campus, but I think you will surprised by many of your memories being easy to find.  Again, if you are interested, please note that when you send your check.  We would like to give ND a headcount.
 
The cost of the weekend (both Friday and Saturday Evenings) is $60.00 person.  Please send your check as soon as possible, but not later than August 15, 2018.  Remember, if you would to join in on the Christmas House get together and/or meet at Notre Dame for the tour on Sunday, please give me a note. Make your check payable to:
 
Barbara Hartman – Class of 1968
81 Rolling Acres Road
Pine City, New York 14871
(questions – cell 607-731-4049)
 
We are so looking forward to seeing all of your smiling faces.  We are hoping that all of you will encourage each of your ND buddies to attend.  Just that one special phone call may be all that is needed for that undecided classmate to join all of us at our 50th Reunion.  This will probably be the last formal Class Reunion that we formally plan.  Any monies remaining from this reunion will be donated to Notre Dame High School from the Class of 1968.  Of course, this is not the last time we, hopefully, get together.  There are a number of us locals who periodically get together, so whenever you are in the area, let us know and we will schedule a get together of some sort - - even if it is just a small group who can make it.
 
Sincerely,
 
 
Barb Salbego Hartman
 
Reunion Committee – 50th Class Reunion:
 
                Jo Conklin Chalk
                Barb Salbego Hartman
                Sandy Bazyk Mentuck
                Jeff O’Donnell
                Dan O’Herron

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