Annual Reunion

Saturday, March 25, 2017

An update from Bob:

Dear Classmates,

Plans for the SI Class of '56 reunion are progressing well. We had an energetic group at the committee meeting on February 25th to finalize plans for our March 25th, 61st reunion. Lots of fun and laughter, but with all that, a plan emerged for a fun day. As stated before, the gathering will be at Mary Holland Park in Bartow and will start about 8 AM for the cooks and a little later for the other committee members and interested helpers. The actual event will get started around 10:30 or 11:00 AM and will go on until the last folks can't hang on much longer.

The menu includes barbecued chicken, roasted corn on the cob, plus slaw, beans and the usual (but prepared by our own experts) fare for cookouts. Feel free to bring a dessert or snack (chips, etc.) to help out. We expect to eat around 1:00 or 1:30, but will have snacks to hold you until the extraordinary food is served.

As you can imagine it is important that you let us know you will be there and how many others will be with you, spouses, significant others, etc. You are welcome to bring guests, but we need to plan for you and anyone coming with you. Please download the registration form and return it by mail, email, or by phone call as soon as possible. We will be buying the "stuff" we need in the next couple of weeks. If you find out in the last couple of days, you can come, but call me. We'll probably be able to feed you. Or come, even if you don't eat. The cost will be $12 per person, which we think is pretty close to cost. However, if we have any left over it will go to the class treasury guarded by Mike Marchman, and will help with the 2018 reunion.

If you'd like to help, we'd love to have you. Contact me at (863) 800-3371 or email me at We are looking forward to seeing you again and sharing information and memories. It doesn't matter if you haven't made other reunions -- we want you to come. I promise you'll have a good time.

Bobby Hill
Reunion Committee Chairman
1130 Lisa Lane
Bartow, FL 33830