Monday, June 16, 2008

40th Reunion Update - June '08

Colonia High Class of 1968
40th Reunion Party
"Those Were The Days"

October 10, 11, 12, 2008 (Columbus Day Weekend)
at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick, NJ

Here are the top 10 reasons to attend the reunion --- not that you need a reason…
10 Because you’re a member of the first graduating class at Colonia High, not the last
9 To see if your high school boyfriend or girlfriend still recognizes you
8 To see who's been married the most times
7 Because it's time to get revenge for what happened in the locker room
6 To see who has the most tattoos and body piercings
5 Because you spent a bundle on cosmetic surgery and you want to make everyone envious of how fabulous you look
4 To see if you can still name five teachers from Colonia High
3 To see who has the most children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren
2 Because we'll talk about you whether you're there or not, so you'd better come to defend yourself
1 Because there are no friends like old friends
Come to have fun and share the good times and memories with your classmates from
Colonia High Class of 1968.

This wonderful weekend of friendship and memories begins Friday evening with an informal get-together at Old Man Rafferty's (cash bar) just around the corner from the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick, NJ

On Saturday evening we'll celebrate with a festive dinner, dancing, and lots of great nostalgia at the Hyatt Regency

Then, on Sunday we'll top the weekend off with a delicious
reunion brunch at the Hyatt Regency

All events are separate – you can attend any or all events – come to whichever you like

Before Oct. 1, tickets for the Saturday night reunion party at the Hyatt Regency are $80 per person. After Oct. 1, tickets will be $100 per person. Please make your check payable to CHS 1968 Reunion Committee, and mail it to:

Jeff Abrams
107 Wells Drive
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
If you’re coming from out of town and would like to stay at the Hyatt Regency, they’re offering us a special discounted rate of $129 (usually $209.) To get this special rate, make your reservations with the Hyatt Regency before Sept.1, and ask for the “Colonia Reunion Rate.” Hyatt Regency New Brunswick, 2 Albany Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 Phone: (732) 873-1234 Website: In a future reunion update, we’ll also provide you with a list of nearby lodging instead of the Hyatt.

Our CHS class now has a website at Please take a few minutes to look at it. While you're there, please let us know of your reunion plans by posting a message on Our Class Message Board. Please tell us if you're planning to bring a guest. We’d like to make a preliminary head count and finalize arrangements with the Hyatt for rooms and food.

If you have any questions or comments about the reunion, please contact us:

Reunion Steering Committee:
Sheri Baron (Massachusetts)
Chris Cook (Washington)
Mike Marsden (Tennessee) 901-373-8116

Our New Jersey Reunion Planning Committee:
Jeff Abrams, Treasurer
Daria Angelo Monica
Lois Chick
Jane Kleiner Yavener 732-270-0755
Mary Pecil Windeler
Gary Zak