Wednesday, September 14, 2011

45th Class Reunion September 23-25

We've been hearing from lots of folks about the weekend, so looking forward to seeing you all then! Many questions about payment for Saturday night event at Main Street can make $12 payment (cash or check) to Rick Beresford at Bugaboo Friday or at the event Saturday evening.

Class Reunion: September 23-25
Alexandria, Minnesota


Friday evening: Informal gathering at Bugaboo at 7:30 pm (earlier if you like)

·         Homecoming at the Fairgrounds at 11:30 for Noon parade
·         Tailgating at Jefferson High School: Food vendors...Hamburger/Hot Dog or Brats, Chips and a drink for $6
·         Homecoming Football Game at 3:00 pm: $6

Saturday evening: 7:00pm - 10:00pm 
·         Reunion Gathering at Main Street Brewery (3rd & Broadway)
·         Includes hors d'oeuvres for $12 per person
·         Cash Bar
·         You can make payment to Rick Beresford at Bugaboo on Friday or at the event

Sunday morning:
  • Brunch at Arrowwood meeting between 9:00 and 9:30 am (seniors +60 is $8)

Sunday, August 7, 2011

45th Reunion NEXT Month? Yikes!!

I had such great intentions to have gathered all email addresses by June 1st....and here we are with a bit over a month to go! I've heard from so many of our classmates and am looking forward to seeing everyone in Alex September 23-25.

Tonight another email will go out to everyone I have on my email list and will be asking people to add or correct email addresses that are missing.

I've also placed the event on and about 9 people have signed up there. But the main way to sign up will be through Facebook, as it is now listed as an event through JHS Sixty six Alexandria MN.

We are so looking forward to seeing everyone in September!!

Rick Beresford

Friday, June 24, 2011

Who Runs Main Street Brewery?

While I was discussing our reunion with our contact, Nancy Nelson at Main Street Brewery, she mentioned that their previous business was Anderson's Outpost out on 29 north of town. Well, I was pretty excited because I had stopped in their a few times for dinner on my way through Alex, and it was very pleasing food and beverage!

Apparently they saw moving their restaurant and lounge business into the Old Broadway location as a wonderful opportunity, and I hope that it is, since our class will be there on Saturday evening, September 24!

Let us know if any of you have been to either Anderson's Outpost or to the new Main Street Brewery!

Rick Beresford

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Reunion Schedule is Set!

Plans have been nearly completed for the JHS Class of '66 Reunion to take place in Alexandria on September 23-25. Make your plans now to join us for Homecoming weekend.

Friday, September 23: 7:30 pm

We'll be gathering at Bug-A-Boo's ( at 7:30 pm. For those of you travelling from out of town, arrive whenever you can. This will be an informal gathering of our class, and I'm sure many will be showing up early for a bite of dinner beforehand.

Saturday, September 24
12:00 Noon - We'll represent the Class of 66 in the Homecoming Parade through Alex.

12:30 pm - Tailgating at the JHS parking lot. This is a community event, so we will reserve space.

3:00 pm - Cheering our Cardinal football team to victory!

7:00 - 10:00 pm - Class Reunion at Main Street Brewery (formerly Old Broadway) in the upstairs room with hors d' oeuvres for $15 per person and a cash bar. (

I'll include our Sunday, September 25 brunch and golf plans (for those interested) in the next blog post.

Feel free to post comments via this site, and if you have memorabilia, old or current photos of yourself or classmates, send them for posting to our email address ( ) and follow classmates on Facebook at (Jhs Sixty-six Alexandria Minnesota).

Monday, April 18, 2011

The 45th Reunion Date Is Set!

Plans are now underway for the JHS Class of 66 Reunion....can you believe it's been 45 years since we graduated from high school? It seems like I'm only 45 years old, so how can this be??

Back to's what is planned thus far:

Arrive in Alex on Friday, September 23 and plan on meeting up with fellow classmates Friday evening. Watch for the location, but we're thinking it might be an easy, informal gathering at a local spot where we can rove around and renew acquaintances. I recently saw a picture of Bruce Phelps, and he looks so easily recognizable that I naturally assume everyone will be!

Saturday is Homecoming, so we'll march (or ride!) in the Homecoming parade starting at Noon. We'll be rounding up motorcycles, convertibles, pickup trucks and maybe a big wagon to caravan down Broadway together.

At 12:30, the community is invited to tailgate in the JHS parking lot, so we'll have a special section for our class.

At 3:00 on Saturday the Cardinals play the 2011 Homecoming Football Game! Let's cheer them on to victory!

At 6:00 we'll meet for our official Reunion gathering. More details on this next week.

And on Sunday morning, for those interested, a round of golf or meeting for brunch before heading off to parts unknown.

Sound exciting? I remember being in Alex about 20 years ago and asking our classmate Bill Davis what it was like to live in the same town as an adult where he grew up. Bill thought for a minute, then said, "Well, I live where everyone wants to go for vacation!"

Well said, Bill, and we wish you were still here to join us!