50 year golden reunion DETAILS and UPDATES

FRIDAY EVENTS – September 15, 2017

Hi-Day Assembly 10:30 a.m.

Denfeld Auditorium. Park in the school lot. Meet Mary James Johnson at the School Main Entrance off 4th Street. HI - DAY is a long time tradition at Denfeld. It's the first PEP assembly of the year where all the various clubs, teams etc. are introduced. Basically, it's  a big PEP RALLY.  The tradition started long before 1967 and still continues today. We will have no part in this HI-DAY assembly other than being part of the audience.  It was nice of them to offer the invitation to us, we will be seated together.

Denfeld School Tour: 4:00 p.m.

Please use the new Main Entrance off 44th Ave W. and 4th St. Stop at our registration table to sign in and pickup your name badge. You will use this badge for all events throughout the weekend. (so don’t lose it ☺)

Gather in the auditorium. We have a very large group attending so we’ll be divided into smaller groups led by student guides. After the tour enjoy refreshments in the cafeteria area, connect with friends, and try to recall what the “old “ building looked like.

Football Game: 6:00 p.m. at PSS stadium

After the tour you can walk across the parking lot to the stadium. Please purchase your ticket at the ticket booth ($8 per person) and look for MARY JAMES /JOHNSON before you enter. (She will be holding a DHS Class of ’67 sign.) We have seats reserved so we can all sit together as a group. Point of interest… Our football team won the Zenith Division Championship after our victory over Central 21-19. The PA announcers will recognize the attendance of our group.

**Remember, because it’s an early game, there will be plenty of time to attend the game AND the Mixer at the Boat Club.

Casual Mixer – BOAT CLUB RESTAURANT: 7:00 pm – 11: pm

The BOAT CLUB is located in the lower level of the Fitger’s Complex 600 E. Superior St. When you arrive please sign in at the registration table, pick up your name badge (if you haven’t already) and receive a free drink ticket - Compliments of the BOAT CLUB! Parking in the Fitgers ramp is free when you tell the attendant you were at the DHS event upon leaving.

Appetizers will be served 2 times during the evening. Once at 7:00 p.m. and again at 9:00 p.m. to accommodate people arriving a little later after the football game.

The Boat Club menu includes:

BBQ Meatballs
Swedish meatballs
Sweet Potato Chips with Aioli
Fruit, Cheese and Cracker tray
Vegetable Crudite with dip
Vegetarian pinwheels
Tomato Basil Crostinis
Popcorn / Candy Buffet
Water and Coffee Station

CASH BAR available

The outdoor terrace will also be open for our use. Our Photographer, John Center, will be on hand to take candid pictures, as well as any small groups that would like a picture together. This is a great venue, with our beautiful Lake Superior right outside the door. It’s the perfect place to mix, mingle and listen to the music of our time.

SATURDAY EVENTS -- September 16, 2017

Golf Scramble at Enger golf course. - 9:30 a.m. tee time

Located at 1801 W. Skyline Parkway. All golfers should be at Enger by 9:00 am to check in with Bob Spehar at the clubhouse. RAIN or SHINE Questions? Call Bob at 218 – 349-5051.

Greens fees with shared cart - $29 per person for 18 holes: $24 per person for 9 holes. Players with season passes will be able to use them in lieu of the event fee. Applicable Season Pass cart fee will apply.

Duluth Waterfront Cruise aboard the VISTA STAR: 12: 25 p.m.

This is a 75 minute cruise. We will gather at the VISTA Fleet Dock; 323 Harbor Dr. (Across Harbor Dr. from the DECC.). Because of the large number of people signed up – the Vista Star reduced the price of each ticket from $18 to $16 a person.

Park in the East Lot by the Irvin Ore boat/ (Duluth 10 movie lot.) or the DECC ramp and walk through the skywalk to Harbor Dr. Keep your parking ticket – it is good for parking Saturday evening. Cruise is RAIN OR SHINE!! The boat is enclosed so weather isn’t a problem. Purchase tickets at the ticket office/gift shop on harbor drive. Ask for the Denfeld discount. Sign in with Diane Gustafson Bester and Arnelle Thorp Drouillard.

Boarding begins 30 minutes prior to departure so PLEASE plan to be at the Dock ticket booth by 11:45 a.m. A Cash bar, Vista Grill and full concessions are available on board.

Saturday Evening Celebration at the DECC Horizon Room 5:00 – 11:00

The word for our DECC event is golden. This is our 50 year “golden” reunion.

5:00 – 7:00:
Social Hour with Cash Bar
Music provided by the duo JOHN & ANDY
Class Pictures

Group pictures begin at 5:15 pm. Be sure to check the PICTURE SCHEDULE included in your registration nametag envelope that you will receive at the first event you attend. Parking in the DECC ramp is the most convenient. Take the stairs or elevator the second floor (skywalk) and walk straight to the HORIZON ROOM. All is enclosed in case of rainy weather.

* Photographer, John Center will be available throughout the evening to take candid pictures as well as any other small group that wants a photo taken. (locker partners, class officers, prom date, best friends, lab partners, band mates etc.) Information on how to view and order pictures
to follow.

7:00 – 8:30 - Dinner and Dessert

**We are so happy that a number of our former teachers and faculty will be joining us for dinner. They include, Mr. Marv Heikkinen, Miss Jean Endrizzi, Mrs. “Pete”, Mr. Don Michaels, Mr. Jerry Klun, Mr. Rudy Voelkner, Mrs. Elaine Mundle and Mr. Marv Johnson.

Dinner will be served Station-to-Station style. The menu includes:

Station 1; Chicken Minnesota-Chicken breast stuffed with wild rice & country sausage

Station 2; Northern Waters Salmon with crackers Grilled Marinated Vegetables

Station 3; Penne Pasta with assorted peppers, mushrooms, red onion with light Alfredo sauce

Station 4; Roast New York Strip, Served on Grilled Ciabatta

Station 5; Dessert – Moist pound Cake with Blueberries, Strawberries, Raspberries, Crème Angaise, Whipped Cream, Coconut and Cinnamon

Coffee and Water Station

We will have a BRIEF program during dessert. In keeping with tradition from
past reunions, Tom Blackburn will say a few words as a representative of the
lower 25% of our class.

8:30 – 11:00 pm Music – dance if you want to – a dance floor is available to
twist and shout! Or… just sit back and listen to the great tunes. Be sure to check
out the Memorabilia Table with scrapbooks, programs, pictures etc. from our
High School days. If you have pictures, programs or other things to contribute to
the table please contact us –

The Way We Were… movies highlighting our days at Denfeld as well as our
continued good times at past reunions, will be shown in the banquet room after
dinner for anyone wanting to view them.

SUNDAY – September 17, 2017

11:00 am – our FAREWELL Brunch at West Duluth Sammy’s Pizza.

403 N Central Ave. Enjoy Sammy’s Sunday Brunch or order off the menu.
There’s no better way to end a Denfeld Reunion weekend than getting back
to our roots at West Duluth Sammys!!

Thanks everyone…..See You Soon!