50th Reunion

PHS Class of 1969 — 50th Reunion Planning
Meeting 1, August 14, 2018

Eddie Fitzgerald
Larry Jordan
Tim Taylor
Mike Bowden

Bank balance = $460

Tentative Decisions Made:

  1. Do not have a band
  2. Play recorded music from our high school years
  3. Have Friday night event but not a major production like in years past.
  4. Have Saturday night event with hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, soft drinks & water
  5. Have brief Sunday morning memorial at DeShong Chapel like in years past 
  6. Possible venues include Fair Grounds Building, Celebrate, Paris Golf & Country Club, Heritage Hall
  7. Advertise the events via Facebook, paris1969.com, email via the class website, Paris News, post cards to those form whom we have no email and word-of-mouth.  Also, seek any other possible advertising.
  8. Lauren Murphy English has volunteered to handle all funds
  9. Donna Perkins Butcher has volunteered to continue helping with missing or bad addresses
  10. Future meetings are TBD 

To Do:

1. Create & conduct a brief survey on Facebook and our class website offering 3 possible dates in the spring of 2019 and whether or not each classmate intends to attend
2. Create a list of classmate addresses for those without email addresses on the class website.  This could be used for scrubbing obvious errors and as a list of people to mail a post card about the reunion once specifics have been determined. 
3.Create a list of classmates for whom we have no information and circulate for help and perhaps publish on FB and Paris News. 

1. Checkout Loft@123 and Celebrate and report back on capacity, restrictions and cost estimate
2. Speak to a photographer friend about what he might suggest in terms of photography for the reunion.

1. Check on Fair Grounds building and report back on possible cost

1. Liaison with the Paris News regarding announcement(s) and other possible ways to use them to help us find missing classmates.


  1. Someone to volunteer to head up Decorations/Theme.  We have decorations left over from our last reunion that can be used.
  2. Someone to volunteer to head up Program (if any) for Saturday night
  3. Someone to volunteer to head up Food for Saturday night 
  4. Someone to volunteer to head up organizing the Sunday morning memorial service
  5. Someone to volunteer to head up organizing Friday night get-together.  UPDATE: Dee Dee Mills Alsup and Cheryl Caldwell Brown have volunteered to be in charge of organizing and producing the Friday night event.  They may be reaching out to you for help as details begin to take shape.