Saturday, February 28, 2009

Gateway Class of '67 is having a 60th Birthday Party

Gateway High School Class of 1967's 60th Birthday Celebration Weekend will be held June 5-6, 2009.

The Class of '67 can't wait for 2012 to have another reunion. (That would be our 45th.) The class reunion committee has scheduled a 60th Birthday Blast for us for June 5-6, 2009.

Why a 60th birthday party? It's based on the fact that most of us will turn 60 during 2009.

But you can have turned 60 before 2009 or be one of our baby classmates, whose 60th birthday will be in early 2010. It doesn't matter. It's a celebration for all of us.

And it's such a massive celebration that it can't be contained in just a few hours. This will be a weekend event.

Here's the schedule:

FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 2009. Informal get-together starts at 6 p.m. at D’Imperios, 3412 Wm. Penn Hwy, Monroeville, PA 15146. (Business Rte. 22 @ Penn Center, Wilkins Twp.; 412-823-4800.) Cash bar/Food may be purchased. Reservation needed for room set-up. (Read further for reservation information.)

SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 2009. Golf outing. (I'm guessing this will be a morning event.) Contact Sam Viggiano directly for details if you are interested at 412-242-4335 or

SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 2009. Breakfast Club. (Definitely a morning event.) While Sam and company go golfing Saturday morning, the Gators Breakfast Club will be in session. Contact Alana Miltak Baranick directly for details if you are interested at 440-865-2518, 216-862-2617, or

SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 2009. 60th Birthday Party at Wooden Nickel, 4006 Berger Lane, Monroeville, PA 15146. (412-372-9750; Website:; Located across from Miracle Mile Shopping Center off Stroschein Road behind Petco.)

Music will be provided by our own ’67 Gator Tom Kunkle, master of the Golden Oldies.

Evening's activities: 5:30-6:30 p.m.: Social time/Cash Bar; 6:30-8:30 Buffet Dinner: $30.00 per person.

Make checks payable to Gateway Class of '67 and mail reservation by April 1, 2009, to Ellen Lewis, 9026 Hill Drive, North Huntingdon, PA 15642.

Here's the information Ellen will need:
Name of classmate and guest;
Mailing address, phone(s) and emails;
Number attending informal gathering on 6/5/2009 (No money in advance.);
Number attending birthday dinner on 6/6/2009 ($30 per person in advance.)

A block of rooms is being held at The Courtyard by Marriott, 3962 William Penn Highway, Monroeville, PA 15146. (412-856-8680; walking distance from the Wooden Nickel.) Cost: $129.00. Hotel reservations should be made by May 5th to get the group price.

For the budget-minded, consider Extended StayAmerica Pittsburgh-Monroeville (now with Signature Suites), 3851 Northern Pike (on the north side of Rte. 22, relatively close to the Wooden Nickel), Monroeville, PA 15146. (412-856-8400.) Cost: $78.99-$98.99 (Each room has a kitchen.)

Or select another of Monroeville's many hotels. Or stay with family!

Mark your calendars. Make your reservations.

Questions? Contact Peggy (Loughner) Fisher at (724) 458-8676 or send an e-mail to her at

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