THE CLASS OF 1968 WINS THE UACA "BEST REUNION FLOAT" AWARD

The Great Class of 1968 won the Best Reunion Float Award for our entry in the 2018 Upper Arlington Fourth of July parade.

Thank you to everyone who helped to build the float and who took a ride on it during our 50-year reunion parade!

 

  
 

At this time, we know that we're having our Main Reunion Party at Scioto Country Club on Sunday, July 1 in the evening. We'll also plan a golf outing, a casual Classmates Party, and we're planning to build a float for the parade.

The UA Alumni Association UA Alumni Day event will kick everything off during the afternoon of Sunday, July 1, where you can tour the high school, see who is honored with the UAAA Outstanding and Distinguished Alumnus Awards, see former teachers, visit the School Store, and more!

Please check back often to see this page fill out with details of all our events to celebrate 50 years since graduation!
   


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REUNION INVITATION
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REUNION REGISTRATION
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TIME EVENT LOCATION AND DETAILS
9:57 - 11:18 am
Tee times

GOLF OUTING

 

Safari Golf Club
4850 Powell Road
Powell OH 43065
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39 tee times available from 9:57 until 11:18 - reservations for foursomes accepted. Reservations accepted in the order received; the first 39 people to reserve will play

$37.00 per person (cart included). Pay on the 29th at the golf course
First come, first served
Deadlline for signup is JUNE 15

19th Hole at The Bogey for all classmates, including those who do not choose to golf.

Please email John Smith or call him at 614-519-0940 for reservations or if you have questions.

      
TIME EVENT LOCATION AND DETAILS
11:30 am ST. AGATHA ALUMNI REUNION

Caffe DaVinci
3080 Tremont Road
Columbus, OH 43221
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ATTN: St. Agatha School Alumni: Barb Bauer and Chris Poling invite St. Agatha alums to a reunion for UAHS class of 1968 classmates that attended St. Agatha. Please join us during the weekend of the Upper Arlington High School 50 Year Reunion for a luncheon to reconnect with our St. Agatha classmates.

RSVP: Barb Smith Bauer   847-284-0360
  

7:00 pm

CASUAL CLASSMATES PARTY

D'Arini's Villa (formerly Cemento's)
1942 West Henderson Road
Cokumbus OH 43220
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Cash bar and free pizza - donations to cover the cost of the pizza gladly accepted.

At every reunion for at least the last 35 years, the UAHS Class of 1968 Reunion Committee held an informal party before the big party at a local bar that has always been known as "The Classmates Only Party". This year's Classmates Only Party will be held at DiArini's Tavern & Grill on June 30; It will feature a cash bar and free pizza. This party does not require reservations, and is open to classmates, their spouses or significant others, and members of the classes that graduated just before or just after 1968. The committee encourages classmates to bring their spouses or significant others to this party,

        
TIME EVENT LOCATION AND DETAILS
1:00 - 4:30 pm

"UA ALUMNI DAY"
Sponsored by UAAA

Gather at your alma mater for an afternoon of Golden Bear nostalgia and fun! View UA memorabilia through the decades, have lunch in the cafeteria (but not cafeteria food!), visit the Bear Essentials School Store, which will be open for business, visit with former teachers, classmates and alums from other classes, honor the UAAA Outstanding and Distinguished Alumni, tour the high school and bring back all those memories of everything that made your high school years so special!

OPEN TO EVERYONE!
No admission charge!

CASH FOOD - Schmidt's and other food trucks

Charlie Groezinger will be honored as this year's Outstanding Alumnus during a ceremony that will begin at 2:30 pm in the UAHS Learning Center.

1:30 pm CLASSMATE MEMORIAL Classmate Memorial will be held in the Alumni Garden (Ridgeview Entrance by the Principal's office), service conducted by Rev. Jim Long, Minister of Pastoral Care, First Community Church.
7:00 pm - Midnight REUNION CELEBRATION
MAIN EVENT

Scioto Country Club
2196 Riverside Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43221
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Price: $50 per person until June 1, $60 after June 1 or at the door

Food stations and heavy Hors D'Oeuvres provided - cash bar

Live Music by The Girlfriends (Tim Stridsberg '71, Bill Wyatt '69, Bill Lutz '71 and Craig Pataky '71). Guest appearances by our musical classmates

Scioto Country Club Dress Code:
- No Jeans
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No Cargo Pants
- No hats
- Shirts must have collars
- Shirts must be tucked in unless the have a straight cut bottom seam

Registration and payment process to be announced.

Amy Bentley of Bentley Photography will take staged and casual pictures during the party, including a class photo. The photos are printed on site, placed in plastic sleeves, and sold for $20.00 for 8x10, and $10.00 for 5x7 (the class photo is only available as a 8x10). Any individual picture can be purchased, as well as a class memory book for $30, postage included. The memory books will be mailed a week or two after the party. Bentley Photography accepts credit cards and checks. All of the photos taken at the party will will be view-able on a web site that we will link to the class web site and the class Facebook page. Classmates who do not attend the party can order any of the pictures from the Bentley web site for the above listed prices, postage included. There is no charge to the class for Amy's services.

The following rules will apply:
1. No other professional photographers can work at the party
2. Classmates cannot photograph any of the staged shots set up by Amy.
3. Any classmate can take any pictures that they want during the party except for the restriction listed above. 

TIME EVENT LOCATION AND DETAILS
Late afternoon, early evening

FLOAT CONSTRUCTION

We will have a class float - Please plan to ride on the float if you are in town!

George Richards' home
4965 Oldbridge Drive

Columbus OH 43220
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Questions? Email Bob Mowery or George Richards

  
TIME EVENT LOCATION AND DETAILS
Late afternoon, early evening FLOAT CONSTRUCTION

George Richards' home
4965 Oldbridge Drive

Columbus OH 43220
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Questions? Email Bob Mowery or George Richards

  
Photos of float construction: June 16, 2018
Charlie Groezinger
Charlie Groezinger
George Richards
      
TIME EVENT LOCATION AND DETAILS
9:00 am UA 4th OF JULY PARADE

The UA Parade begins at Kingsdale and travels down Nortwest Boulevard to North Star Road. Our class will have a float to commemorate our 50-year reunion!

Free hats designed by Nancy Davis Hestand to the first 30 people who show up to ride on the float on July 4 (Kingsdale Center Northwest Blvd parking lot) - Gathering time to be announced.

Use of the UA Historical Society's trolley for float participants for historical tours - the trolley is available from just after the parade until 3:30. The trolley holds 30 people per tour and Charlie Groezinger will be our host.

      
$20
50th Reunion Reunion T-shirts
$15
50th Reunion Hat, embroidered by Nancy Davis Hestand
$15
The Yearbook Update is back. Please send in your update by June 20!
       
  The class is considering buying a bench with a brass plaque in Northam Park to honor our deceased classmates - we will need to raise $2,500 in donations to purchase this bench.
        
The reunion committee has arranged for 20 room blocks at the Courtyard – Grandview Yard, and the Fairfield Inn – OSU (40 rooms total). The blocks are available from June 28 through July 2; the hotels told us that there should no problem finding rooms before June 28 and after July 2. Make your reservations here:
 

Courtyard Grandview Yard: $162 / night
780 Yard Street
Grandview Heights, OH 43212
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To anyone who is interested in booking rooms at the Courtyard - Grandview Yard under UAHS Class Room Block: the block expires on May 28, 2008. If you want to book rooms under the block, please do so soon.

Fairfield Inn & Suits - OSU: $149 / night
3031 Olentangy River Road
Columbus OH 43202
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While we do not have blocks of rooms at these hotels, they are about the same distance form UA as the hotels as those that we blocked.

Courtyard Columbus West
Staybridge Suites - OSU
Holiday Inn Xpress - OSU
Hyatt Place - Grandview Yard
Homewood Suites - Mill Run
Hampton Inn & Suites - Mill Run

   
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