We are ON again - 55th "+1" Reunion


55th plus "1" -  CLASS REUNION


News from Karen Hepler Bridges

Classmates of PHS Class of 1965,
Mark your calendars for our "55 plus 1" Class Reunion. Here are the details from Karen regarding the daily events, locations, times, cost ($65 per person), places to reserve for your hotel preferences.

Karen will send out the registration form in the near future so be on the lookout for it and other details.

After being pent up so long for this Pandemic, it is a relief to see some sort of normalcy drawing near so we can gather. I hope that we will have a wonderful turnout. I know we are in the mid-seventies bracket of "age," but that is not the "age" of our feelings and actions. We are still very young at heart. Keep that in mind!

Hope to see you in September.



Dear Classmates,

I have decided to go ahead with our "55+1" class reunion and let you know the venue for the reunion on September 17-18, 2021. 

Reunion Events:

Early Arrivers:
     Thurday -  7:00 pm:  Dinner at the Coney Island (downtown)
     Friday -     1:30-3:30 pm: Meet at the Bridges' house
                       (2700 Chaumont Dr.)
Friday -          6:30 pm: Registration at White Deer Land Museum 
Saturday -     9:00 am:  Meet at the PHS Administration Building
                      11:30am-5:00pm - Lunch/Visiting at Finley's Fountain
                       6:30 pm - Dinner and program- Freddy & Sandy
                                        Vanderburg's business headquarters
                                        of Reliant which is east of town.

The cost will be $65 per person.  

Thank you to those classmates who have offered your help.  The venue planning was not difficult because I know all of the venue contacts and call them friends.  Living in this small community has been a wonderful blessing for me and we have an amazing extended family of friends here!  So—I will mostly need assistance as we transition from one event to the next on that weekend.  If you are available when that happens, I will appreciate it.

Technology and social media have drastically improved the ability to contact all of you and simplify that task that was the biggest challenge for me in the past! 

Thank you so much to Pam Price for her extensive work to create our class directory and keep that updated.  That list has the emails I am using to contact everyone.  

If you have not done so already, please save the dates: 
September 17-18 (and 16 if you are an early bird). Please contact classmates and help make everyone aware.

We have five nice hotels in Pampa.  As far as I have determined there are no other reunions that same weekend so there should be ample rooms.
I will send out a registration form soon to return with payment.

God bless each of you!  
We're the best there is alive! 
We're the Class of ‘65!

Karen Bridges

Thursday, September 16-Coney Island 
For any classmates who are interested in coming to an early bird gathering, I have arranged with the owner of the Coney to meet there for dinner
(dutch treat) on Thursday, September 16, at 7:00 p.m.  

Friday, September 17 - Meet at the Bridges' house
Also for those early arrivals, we will have a casual time on Friday from 1:30-3:30 at our home at 2700 Chaumont Dr. which is on the loop behind the Pampa Country Club.  Refer to your map app on your phone for directions or contact Karen at 806-886-4931.

Friday Evening - September 17 - 6:30 - Registration
We will officially start our registration on Friday evening at 6:30 at the White Deer Land Museum, 112 S. Cuyler, in a newly opened room they have for gatherings.  We will pick up name tags and have plenty of appetizers as we kick off our weekend. Phil Hall contacted me to volunteer music so we will enjoy his talent as we meet and greet that night.

Saturday, September 18: 9:00am: Meet at PHS Admin Building
Saturday, 18th, at 9:00 a.m. we will meet at the Pampa ISD Administration building at
1233 N. Hobart.  We will have coffee and cinnamon rolls, visiting, and an opportunity to view the heritage room with memorabilia of the school and our era.  

Saturday - September 18 - 11:30-5:00 - Finley's Fountain
Saturday from 11:30-5:00
 we will meet at Finley’s Fountain, 114 N. Cuyler on Main Street.  It was the former Heard Jones Drug Store and before that time was the old LaNora Theater.
The owners are Kathy and James Bagley and they have allowed us to reserve it for the day.  It is vintage decor from our era and great food.  We will have a buffet lunch and then visit the afternoon away, which seems to be the request I most hear.  Some of our classmates from out of town have visited there and enjoyed the ambiance as well as the food. There are several fun stores in downtown for retail therapy also!



Saturday, September 18 - 6:30 pm - Dinner and activities with ample time to visit.
Freddy and Sandy Vanderburg's headquarters of Reliant Holdings
(east of town.)Take US 60 east to county rd 12 1/2 and turn left.  Drive to the last building on the left and turn in.  There is a RELIANT flag on a large pole.


Americinn Lodge Suites Pampa, 1101 North Hobart, Pampa, TX, 79065, US

Best Western Northgate Inn2831 Perryton Pkwy, Pampa, Texas 79065

Hampton Inn Pampa, 2820 N. Perryton Parkway, Pampa, Texas 79065

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pampa3119 Perryton Parkway, Pampa, Texas 79065

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Pampa500 W Harvester Ave, Pampa, TX 79065

Click on the hotel below to make a reservation




PHS Class of 1965
Pam Ludeman Price

C/817-300-1184 | pamprice1965@gmail.com

H/817-481-3774 | plprice@pobox.com

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