Elkhart Central/Memorial High School Alumni

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WELCOME... to the website of the 1974 Class of Elkhart Central & Memorial High School Alumni!
It is hard to imagine that we have been out of High School for almost 40 years!  

Our journey has brought us many joys, triumphs and challenges, as well as fond memories of our classmates who are no longer with us.  It is time to reflect, reconnect and renew old friendships and make some new ones.
                    1. Surpassing the usual or ordinary, particularly in size and scope.

     We hope you will join us for an "EPIC" 40th REUNION on August 1st & 2nd, 2014!

The Class of 1974 40th Reunion Committee welcomes you to our class website!
Please view the latest announcements below and visit our tabs above for all the latest updates! 
We hope to see you all in 2014!



     The Countdown has begun! 
       Do you have your room(s) reserved yet?
 The cutoff dates will be here before you know it!       Reservations must be made by the following      dates:

Hilton Gardens :    7/2/14 . . . . . .  Call 574-970-4444

Comfort Suites:
    7/18/14 . . . . . .  Call 888-919-2128

    **Don't miss out on the great rates!

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                    Make Your Reservations now

We have arranged for a block of hotel rooms to be held at discounted rates for our traveling guests.
Find out more on our 40th Reunion tab above to reserve your room now!

Contact Jody Green Wilson at with any booking questions.

                        Hotel Hospitality Room

The Hilton Garden Inn Hospitality Room in Elkhart will be available for local and out-of-town classmates to meet, greet and mingle!

The room will be opened and staffed from:

Friday       3  PM to  5 PM
Saturday  8  AM to  5 PM
Sunday     8  AM to 11 AM

Class reunion and local event information, tourist packets, maps and more will be available in the hospitality suite, as well as snacks generously donated by Martin's Super Market.

Contact Marla Kruis Williams if you have any hospitality room questions at:
                Timeline of Events


Visit the 40th Reunion page above for our new
timeline of weekend events & activities!

Mark your calendars & join us on Friday
evening, August 1st, 2014 for our 40th Class Reunion dinner
and dance, followed by many fun activities on

Join us for a casual fun evening Rockin' the Riverwalk
at McCarthy's On The Riverwalk and b on the River in
downtown Elkhart on Saturday evening.  We will have a DJ Friday evening for our main event and a DJ with Karaoke for our singing classmates on Saturday Eve.

Start warming up the vocals! 

See all the details on our 40th Reunion Page!

                      Finger lickin good!
                       NELSON'S BBQ SALE

June 21, 2014
                          (Save the date!)

We will be holding our final fundraiser on June 21st 
(Jazz Fest weekend) on the corner of Bristol Street
and Cassopolis (Walgreen's parking lot).

If you can commit to selling tickets or if you want to
place an advance order for Chicken halves ($6.50)
and Pit-tatoes ($3.00) please contact Bill Wagner

We hope to pre-sell at least 400 tickets!! 

We appreciate your help...all monies will go to the
Class of 1974 Reunion fund!




                      PLANNING COMMITTEE

Our committees are hard at work organizing many
weekend activities for our 40th Reunion. To contact a committee member, scroll down on the 40th Reunion Page.

Please re-visit our class website often to keep up to date on all the latest events and activities.

    ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT...                                                                 
We are highlighting our '74 classmates for their accomplishments. If you know of anyone who you feel should be recognized for an accomplishment, please 
contact us.

We are proud to recognize some of our outstanding Class of '74 classmates!  Visit our Alumni Spotlight page for the latest highlights. 





                 Pre-register now for our 
                 Alumni Golf outing!


Visit our 40th Reunion page above to sign up to
participate in our EPIC Alumni Golf Outing:
When:        Saturday, August 2, 2014
Where:       Christiana Creek Country Club
Tee Time:   12:00 Noon

Adult children and mixed foursomes welcome. We
have over 25 already signed up to play!

Please submit the golf contact form to register your
foursome, or let us know if you prefer to be placed
with a foursome and we can assign you to a group

Scramble format & prizes awarded for longest drive,
closest to the pin, best foursome, etc.
If you are interested in sponsoring a hole to help with
food or prizes, or have any questions, please contact
Jim Sellers at:


Visit our 40th Reunion page and scroll down to
complete your pre-registration form.

We hope to see you out on the links!







Ticket prices have been set for the Reunion on
August 1-2, 2014. The reunion is more reasonable
than ever!

Ticket prices are:

                         $80 PER COUPLE

 The price of admission gives you not one but...


The ticket prices include a Friday, August 1st dressy
evening at the Crystal Ballroom at the Lerner Theatre
in downtown Elkhart.

Plus, a second casual fun-filled evening of music and
Karaoke Rockin' the Riverwalk on Saturday evening,
August 2 at McCarthy's On The Riverwalk and b on the River in downtown Elkhart.

View our 40th Reunion page for all the details!

                       ORDER YOUR COMMEMORATIVE 
                        CLASS T-SHIRT TODAY
We received over 377 votes from classmates for
their favorite t-shirt acronym.  Click on the
"Donation & Order Form" page to order your 
EPIC T-shirt today. T's will also be available at
the reunion for purchase.



These shirts are a reunion fundraiser and we appreciate your support!  If you have any questions about class reunion memorabilia, contact Lora at:



We have updated the missing classmate list.
Visit our "Contact Update Form" tab and
view the updated list at the bottom of the
If you know any of these classmates and have
contact information, or a phone number, please
contact Jody Gold Comer at:

We appreciate your assistance in helping us  
locate our missing classmates!


Now that our reunion plans are in full swing, we welcome your donations now to help with deposits, music, etc. We have a small kitty left over from the 30th Reunion, but it falls short of providing for an EPIC time.
Donations will also be used to purchase a commemorative class gift to honor our deceased classmates.
Payments can be made by mailing a check, or donating via our Pay Pal system.
All donations, regardless of size, are greatly appreciated and will  be acknowledged in the reunion program.



Help Us Fill In the Blanks....

Please register and update your contact information by clicking on the Contact Update Form . It is from these forms that all communication will be sent to classmates. Our website will be active thru our 45th reunion, so please help us by keeping your contact information current thru the years.  If you have a change
of address, know of a deceased classmate, have email or contact changes...please notify us, so we can update our lists.

Following our 40th Class Reunion, we may use email addresses as our primary form of invitation, to help save postage and printing costs, so it is helpful if we have a current email address on file. 

We appreciate your assistance!


Many of us were on our journey together as classmates from Elementary thru the Sophomore Division. We made history as the last class to attend the Elkhart "Sophomore Division" (the old Elkhart High School), which closed it's doors after 100 years. The Elkhart school was split into two High Schools in the Fall of 1972.

The Elkhart Central & Elkhart Memorial students became Blazers and Chargers. In honor of coming back together, we have created our own new class logo above, designed to show our unity as ONE class of 1974.

* United class logo design above,  created by classmate ~ Anne Stutsman Gee


Please feel free to contact the Reunion Planning Group with any questions, ideas, or comments on our 
Guestbook page, or visit our facebook page below.

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Visit our Class of '74 facebook link @: Classof'74-ECHS/EMHS

Website Administrator:  574-825-7873

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