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!
PROGRAMS! GET YOUR PROGRAMS!
We are busy preparing the program for the EPIC 40th Class Reunion which will provide information about the weekends activities and more! To raise funds for the reunion (to keep the ticket prices as low as possible and to purchase a class gift to give back to Elkhart) we are selling advertising in the program! If you or a friend/relative own or work at a business that could benefit from such an ad, please email Lora Minichillo at: firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase an ad! Some classmates are also purchasing ads to say "Welcome back" and "Glad to see you!" to classmates. Ads range from $50 to $300 and are going fast, so please contact Lora if you are interested or know someone who may be!
Timeline of Events
Visit the 40th Reunion page 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
We will celebrate at the new Lerner Crystal Ballroom in downtown Elkhart on Friday night.
We have an EPIC weekend of events planned, so check back often on our 40th Reunion page for
all the latest details!
For our traveling classmates, view our HOTEL RESERVATION information below.
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, or Polo shirt today.
These shirts are a reunion fundraiser and we appreciate your support! If you have any questions about class reunion memorabilia, contact Lora at: email@example.com
WE NEED YOUR TIME...
Even a few hours of your time can make a difference!
Send us your message on the CONTACT UPDATE FORM page in the "comments section" and let us know when
you would like to help and we will contact you. If you have questions, please contact Sandy Robison McCarthy at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
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 as well as snacks donated by Martin's Super Markets.
Pre-register now for our
Alumni Golf outing!
Visit our 40th Reunion page above to sign up to
participate in our Alumni Golf Outing on Saturday,
August 2, 2014 at Christiana Creek Country Club.
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.
Our committees are hard at work organizing many
weekend activities for our 40th Reunion. Please
re-visit our class website often to keep up to date
on all the latest events and activities.
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.
UPDATE CONTACT INFORMATION: 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!
UNITY... ONE CLASS OF 1974
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