After over a year of planning, we will be celebrating our 20 year reunion at the end of this week. Hard to believe that we have been out of school that long. We are looking forward to enjoying the company of old friends, great food, and a couple of drinks!Agenda:
Dress attire: Casual (some of the committee members are planning to wear jeans and others are thinking cute casual sun dress.) Please wear what makes you comfortable.
If you have not paid yet and are planning to attend, please contact one of the following committee members as soon as possible;
Christie Morales Bleier, Kim Randall Beeman, Scott Allen, Kristi Donovan Ham, Jen Osaben, Kim Logan Enriquez and Beth Loman Usselton
Here is a link to directions from Collinsville to the Gun Club:http://goo.gl/maps/b2ina
Please feel free to contact any of the reunion committee members if you have any questions.
Thanks and see everyone soon!
We are in full swing with the planning and we have two things paid for, BEER and the venue!!!! We are extending the special offer of a reduced rate of $25 per person until June 1st. As you are making your summer plans, cross this off your to do list. For planning, we need a head count of attendees to let the caterer know as early as possible and to ensure we get the best pricing. Please consider taking advantage of this offer, we greatly appreciate it.
Please send checks payable to “Class of 1992″ and can be mailed to:
8300 Waters Edge
Edwardsville, Il 62025
Please check the Facebook event page for more details
Your Class Reunion Committee
The Collinsville High School Class of ’92 reunion committee met again last night at Jennifer Osaben’s house to discuss the progress of the group since the September meeting.
Our main goal for the reunion is to make this fun and include as many people as possible. We want classmates to feel comfortable in reuniting with former classmates by renewing old friendships and making new ones.
The reunion committee is excited to announce that we have secured a location and date for the reunion. The reunion will take place at the Edwardsville Gun Club on Saturday, September 1, 2012. The committee is planning other activities for that weekend including a casual mixer on Friday night and other activities earlier in the day on Saturday. Stay tuned for more details.
Currently, we have researched and contacted several local DJs and a few photographers for the event, but have yet to make any confirmations. One area we are still working on is food. We hope to include a full meal in the evening, but this depends what prices we receive from local caterers. The plan at this point is to offer draft beer free and possibly other drinks, but mixed drinks will be a cash bar.
The goal of the committee is to keep costs of the reunion as low as possible while acting responsible about what we are spending as a group. Therefore, providing your e-mail address to help us get information to you in crucial. This allows us to keep correspondence free and quick. If you haven’t given your contact information to a member of the committee or submitted it yourself, please send it to us at our e-mail address.
The reunion committee will meet again in November to start finalizing some decisions on our to do list. In the next couple of months we will release more details including costs.
Not long ago the tools we used to get our work done were completely manual. Men and women used hammers, shovels, wrenches, typewriters and telephones to complete daily tasks.
Now we live in an age where our tools are electronics: computers, smart phones, printers, televisions are all prevalent in the workplace. Even construction workers use portable drills and saws that require batteries. When those items wear out they need a place to be recycled instead of ending up in a landfill polluting the groundwater with dangerous chemicals.
To help offset the electronics placed in the trash or cluttering up storage rooms, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 6325 West Main Street in Maryville, will host an Electronics Recycling Day on Saturday, November 5th from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.
The church sent out a flyer with a list of accepted items for the Electronic Recycling event. Devices like computers, phones, televisions, printers and DVD or VHS players are wanted. Other items such as large and small appliances, electric motors, scrap aluminum and copper and household electrical system parts will also be accepted.
While there are stipulations about what items are accepted, there is no regulations about who can bring items to the event. Anyone from the surrounding area can help by giving their unwanted electronics to the church. Organizers have contracted with a local electronic recycling business to dispose of the items. The event serves as a fundraiser to help church programs and groups.
For your information, there have been new rules/laws passed regarding landfills. Beginning with the new year, some electronics will no longer be allowed to be disposed of with normal trash pickups. You will have to pay to have certain items disposed of properly. If you have any items, now is a great time to get rid of them free of charge.
If you have any questions, Village of Maryville Mayor Larry Gulledge, a church member, said to feel free to give him a call. He can be reached at his office number: 618-345-7028 extension 7.
This week, an old girlfriend, who also graduated from Collinsville High School, pointed me a new book and I thought I’d share it with you.
Recently published by Crown Publishing on August 16, Ready Player One by author Ernest Cline, is a book sure to resonate with everyone who lived through the 1980s.
What’s not to like in a plot that employs the references of the past with some science fiction of the near future, yet resonates to our present day condition. Set in 2044, the book is a dystopian look at the not-so-distant future where citizens flee a grim reality by logging in to the OASIS, an virtual-reality game that’s become something more akin to Second Life.
This is the first novel for the Ohio born writer. Cline, a self-proclaimed geek in his late-30s who proudly owns his own Delorean DMC-12, also wrote the screenplay for the movie Fanboys. The movie about Star Wars fanatics set in 1998 centers around the plot of a group of high school friends who hatch a plan to try to infiltrate George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch and steal a rough cut of the first film in the newest Star Wars trilogy.
Here’s a playlist that Cline created using songs referenced in the book. I just purchased the book so I have yet to read it so we’ll see if the book resonates with me as much as Douglas Coupland’s Generation X or Nick Hornby’s High Fidelity did. If the reviews and the synopsis are any indication I’m sure that many people from our generation, including myself, will love it.
Believe me – this book will be more fun than anything you had to read during high school. However, this book seems to have movie written all over it. In fact the film rights were already bought by Warner Bros. last year, but why wait? The book is always better.
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline–Book Trailer
If you still reside in the Collinsville area and are looking for a fun, family oriented event to take the kids to, then the Maryville Fall Fest fits the bill perfectly.
Sponsored by the Maryville Community Improvement Board, the 3rd annual Fall Fest is scheduled for Saturday, October 15. Held in the shady surroundings of Fireman’s Park this free event hosted by volunteers offers a few hours of family fun on a crisp fall day.
Local churches and non-profit groups donate their time and creativity to sponsor local booths providing fun activities for the kids. The activities for the day include pumpkin decorating, face painting, craft making and other games. Kids can also have fun playing on the three inflatable bounce houses.
Plus, you may want to pack the extended family in the car to hear the kids sing along with their favorite songs in a Kids Karaoke area from 11:00am –1:00pm.
Parents can feel safer after getting a free Kid Safety ID Kit with police officers from local departments manning the booth. The officers will take the child’s picture, fingerprints and a brief description (height, weight, eye color) and give the parents a complimentary CD to take home.
As in the past, the event coincides with the yearly National Fire Prevention Week. The Village of Maryville Volunteer Fire Department will have their fire trucks, ambulances and fire safety equipment on display for all to see.
In case you were wondering, refreshments will be available for purchase.
When: Saturday, October 15, 2011
Time: 10:00 am — 2:00 pm
Where: Fireman’s Park, Maryville, IL
How Much: FREE
The Fall Fest is sponsored by:
Finally, the event is sponsoring a Sudz Drive. Organizers ask those who plan to attend to please bring any type of soap — bath, body, laundry, dish or hand! The organizers will gather up the days bubbles and get them to the Maryville Food Pantry for you. Thanks!