|First, some news from the Reunion Committee: We sold our 100th ticket and now appear to have enough funds for some free pizzas for folks attending Saturday evening’s event at the Tough Rider Lounge (A/K/A the Waveland Golf Course Clubhouse). Much like the top 40 song lists from the past, the hits just keep on coming!|
On September 30 and October 1, in less than two weeks, we will get together for a couple of nights to reminisce, tell stories, and renew friendships. We have put together a short summary of the weekend’s events, and a couple of To Do in Des Moines lists. It’s been a long time since we last got together, and time is flying by.
If you haven’t bought a ticket yet, please join us! Order online at www.TRHS1970.com, or buy at the door for $70 (cash or check).
Tell me again – WHAT are we doing at the Reunion??
Wednesday Sept. 28- Tuesday Oct 4
The Tough Rider web store will be open for a week. We will have some sample gear available to check out on Friday night. Any items you order will be sent to you in late October. Click here https://stores.inksoft.com/tough_riders_webstore/
Friday – Sept. 30, 6:30-11 PM – The Big Night
Where: West Des Moines Hilton Garden Inn. 201 S. 64th Street, West Des
Moines, (515) 223-5071 – North end of facility.
Note! Our party space is located at the NORTH end of the hotel facility and has its own parking lot. The entrance will be dressed with a Rough Riders banner.
Cost: There’s one ticket for both nights. Buy in advance: you can buy online for $65 plus tax and fees at the link on our website, www.TRHS1970.com. Or, you can mail a check for $70 to John McKenzie, 2921 Pleasant Street, West Des Moines, IA 50266. Purchase at the door: $70 cash or check only.
What: Refresh your friendships! We have a large party room with a dance floor, MUSIC, serious hors d’oeuvres, and a cash bar. There will be table rounds and high tops. Plenty of space to spread out. There will be a photo booth. Pick up merch you ordered from the web store.
Saturday – October 1, Tour Roosevelt High School – 10-11 AM
Where: Park and enter at the front doors, which face Polk Boulevard
Cost: Free, hosted by TRHS Foundation
What: Take a walk through the Hallowed Halls!
Afterward: Refresh your memories of Des Moines! Check the website for Claudia Cackler’s sampler inventory of where to eat-visit-shop throughout the city, and Julie Shirk’s list of favorite restaurants closer to the WDM Hilton.
Saturday – October 1 – Golf – starting at 10 AM
Where: Waveland Golf Course. Contact Tim Mease, firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday – October 1 – More Friend Time! 6:30-10:30 PM
Where: Waveland Golf Course Clubhouse – 4908 University Ave, Des Moines. Tough Rider Lounge! It’s ours! Free parking. Attire: Casual.
Cost: Your weekend ticket gets you into the Tough Rider Lounge! Free pizza! Cash bar.
What: More fun music from the 60s. A relaxed setting to reminisce, catch up and make plans to stay in touch.