This is the official web site for Raytown High School, Class of 1969... the best class ever!
Here you will find information about reunions, archived photos, help us find classmates that have gone missing and remembrances of those no longer with us.
40th Reunion–October 17, 2009
BY ALL ACCOUNTS THE REUNION WAS A TREMENDOUS SUCCESS!
Only a few of those classmates who made reservations were not able to come, and we did miss you! Mr. and Mrs. Dick Beissenherz, Bob Clark, and Mr. and Mrs. Louis Renfrow were there, which made the evening that much more enjoyable. Louise Smith had to cancel at the last minute and we missed her. The Lakewood Oaks Clubhouse was a great place and their staff was very attentive all night long. But by 12:30 AM I think they were anxious for the large group of us that stayed to be gone! There was plenty of very, very good food and drink. Several of the staff commented on how impressed they were with our class, how everyone was so relaxed and having such a good time together. None of the cliquish, tense behavior they've seen at other reunions. And a lot of people actually danced! I think about the only thing to make it better would have been to do it all over again Sunday night!
The Raytown Museum tour and Sunday breakfast that Nancy planned were also well attended and great fun! We had about 40 people at breakfast and quickly overwhelmed the kitchen. But the food was good (except the only fruit they had was applesauce) and most of us stayed until 12:30 (PM this time) just talking and taking lots of pictures. We really didn't want it to
Chuck planned the Sunday afternoon golf tournament and the 12 of us that played had a terrific time! It was a little cool and breezy but the sun was out and there wasn't a cloud in the sky. Patty Lundgren and her husband Fred Dischman, with moral support from caddies Cindy Durbin and Roger Prewitt, took First Place with a 2-Under 62. Chuck gave out 4 dozen golf balls for the First Place Prize.
Many, Many Thanks to the Reunion Committee for all their time and efforts in making all this happen. They are:
Chuck Erickson — Golf tournament and dance music
Donna Mann Minter — Venue and meal planning and Jay Jingles production
Nancy McCracken Lyngar — Everything to do with the mailings and planning the museum tour and Sunday breakfast
John Moore — Finding and calling classmates, finding more classmates and calling, and he hasn't given up yet
Cindy Neely Langdon — Website, updates and email blasts
Joy Reese Williams — Keeping track of who, how much, and how many were coming
Everyone did a lot more than what's listed and it was a great team effort.
And a Special Thank You to Ronnie Potter for volunteering to take all the pictures. Ronnie has been a very good friend of the Reunion Committee for many years, offering advice and giving us feedback on the '68 Reunions.
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If you didn't get the web address for the Jay Jingles or the reunion pictures please email Cindy at firstname.lastname@example.org and she'll get it to you. Also feel free to send in your own pictures from the reunion or weekend events, that you'd enjoy sharing.
We're going to keep the website up and active so be sure to visit occasionally. And if you'd like to add something, or have questions or comments please let us know.
We'll see you again in only 5 years! Stay healthy and happy!