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•   Larry Haywood  3/6
•   William Willenbrink  11/5
•   Kevin Welby  8/30
•   Terri Newton (Romano)  8/25
•   Mark Laney  8/22
•   Terence Brogan  8/22
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•   James Selbe  3/21
•   Shelley O'Keefe (Hedge)  4/2
•   Charlotte "Sherri" Lucido (Smith)  4/6
•   Susanne Key (Bowers)  4/10
•   Janice Mueller  4/10
•   Brock Meyer  4/11
•   Richard Sieckmann  4/11
•   Susan Northcutt  4/14

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Hello Riverview Gardens HS Class of 1974 Classmates

We're SO glad you're here!

 

Just a note on the continued good work of

 two of our Talented classmates ....Kenn Ritchey and Drew Cherven...and their band The Customers!  They have been entertaining and helping sick children through this excellent work for years.  We proudly salute their awesomness and challenge as many as possible to join them on the 11th to support their charities...

The Notorious RG Class of 1974!

 

The following is a note from Kenn!

Happy 2019 – if you had a good one, consider it all a blessing and if you suffered losses, it’s in the past – nothing we can do to change it, just soldier on into the New Year with family and friends…

 

Speaking of which, that Customerscombo has a new assignment at the Ballwin area dance club known as the Sky Music Lounge where they provide West County’s best live music.  Seriously, it says it right there on the website so it must be true (http://www.skymusiclounge.com).  It is Friday the 11th they have us slated from 6:30pm to 9:00pm once again.  The Hulapoppers come on after us, a band we have previously warmed for, I asked them at that time if the Hulapoopers was already taken – and they laughed and laughed.  Not really, not so much….

 

Anyway – we have a NEW charity!  Sunday Night Lights(http://sundaynightlights.net) – please check out their website for mission statement, etc. but suffice it to say it’s another great group of folks supporting kids and their families battling cancer and related diseases.  The charity takes its name from a situation arising with a Lindbergh High School sophomore who was diagnosed with cancer in 2010, thus losing his dream to be able to play football under the lights during his high school career.  The charity was formed to support Jake Franzel and his family – to help him in some way experience his dream, and the support was phenomenal.  Jake’s legacy lives on within Sunday Night Lights, as they continue to help others.  SNL is also often supported or working in conjunction with Friends of Kids with Cancer – a long time Customersfavorite charity.

So – to review:  The key for a successful event, and where we need the help of all is butts in the chairs.  This is a rather small club, and we need at least 35 folks in house buying drinks in order to get our $200.00 from the venue.  We usually then can generate another $300 - $400 in tips and we hand it all off to the charity.  Now – it is a $5.00 cover charge to get in, and there is NO food sold, although you can bring in carry outs, pizza, whatever (if anyone is still eating following this holiday madness).  Feel free to reach back out to me direct and I can clue you in.  One other note – they do have a 21 years or older to get in policy, yet they also know we often play for children’s charities, so if it were important to have a few younger folks in, we can get that cleared.  However, the club obviously makes its money from the sale of drink (cocktails, booze, hooch, sauce, old homicide, etc.), so they can’t open it up to 15 – 20 teenagers, it just wouldn’t work for them.  What we really need is good support from our good friends (you) and the charity (which they have advised they will try to do for us) to enjoy the aforementioned drink and wonky rock ‘n roll!

Kenn

 

Chances are it's occurred to you that it's been nearly FORTY years since we graduated high school!  How can that be?  Wasn't it just, maybe, TEN?  Well, a few of us have actually been talking about it, and have met a couple of times to discuss and plan an event to celebrate.  We cleverly refer to ourselves as "The Reunion Committee", chaired by Greg Roberts, whom you'll remember was our class President.  Our intent is that it be fun, casual, and affordable for everyone.  Of course it's inevitable that some of you out there are thinking, "why would I want to socialize with people I went to school with 40 years ago?", or maybe, "I wasn't popular ... those people were a bunch of snobs".  Well, I wasn't popular either, but neither am I the same person I was waaaaayyyy back then.  It's a fairly safe bet that you aren't either!  Come on... we're grown-ups now  ... we only THOUGHT we were back then. We don't care if you're wrinkled, gray, fat, toothless, or bald ... 'cause most of us are too!  Time to 'get over it'. 

Friends, the 60's and the 70's were an era of tumultuous cultural shifts.  Just think about that for a minute.  We experienced it TOGETHER, and it bonded us in ways both big and small (one could wax eloquent on the change in music alone).  Our hair, the way we dressed, our ideology in general changed in ways no other generation had ever experienced.  The Vietnam War raged, civil rights battles grabbed headlines, and the counter-culture movement changed the way we looked at the world.  We joined causes, and began speaking up for ourselves and others.  That said, a class reunion is simply a collective walk down memory lane.  The good times, the bad times ... the high times.  We can listen to the soundtrack of our lives, mourn those who are no longer with us, and celebrate those who are.  It's a step beyond a facebook connection. So please consider joining us.  It will be FAR OUT, we promise!