IHS Class of 1978

40th Reunion:
July 13 & 14, 2018

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NOTES from the Reunion Coordinators

40 years! How can it be? Just yesterday we were watching classmates fill H courtyard with all those beer caps, or was it pop top tabs, in one of the better class pranks. Remember the plastic bags of freshly shaved hair from the heads of our football team left on Union Endicott’s bench before that football game? I am sure you all have your favorites. Here is a wonderful chance to pull out those memories, dust them off and share them with dear old friends that will actually know and care about what you are saying! Right after you get done with those memories you can pull out your iPhone and start showing off your new grandchild (or child if you are one of the brave and few still procreating), your new hunting dog, your new retirement home or how swollen your feet got during your last episode of gout.

We seem to all carry our memories in our hearts and our loved ones on our phones. This is amazing when you realize as the last of the baby boomers we were raised in a yellow pages world and come into our own as the google world developed. I like to think the transition from getting information out of the phone book or an encyclopedia to looking on line is akin to switching from yards to metric. Well done fellow classmates, we have made it!

So here is another challenge that I know you are up to: journey back to Ithaca for a few days of memories shared and memories to be made right here where it all began. Your 40th high school reunion committee has put together a wonderful few days to facilitate your celebration of all that has passed and all that is to come.

Currently there are only two activities that require you to pay ahead of time, one is the Friday evening cocktail party and the other is the Saturday afternoon picnic. This is because we have to reserve the caterers and facilities ahead of time and pay a deposit. Some events are free.

We have several ideas for additional events, and hope you'll suggest some too!

Reunion Details


Friday July 13

5pm Friday evening cocktail party at the Country Club of Ithaca

Includes heavy appetizers, non-alcoholic beverages, wine and beer.
There will be a cash bar for other adult beverage options.
Music and a photo montage to get you in the spirit.

Location: Ithaca Country Club
189 Pleasant Grove Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850

Saturday July 14

Saturday afternoon picnic: catered by Maxies at North Shore Pavilion Taughannock Falls State Park (entry fee) menu includes, Southern Fried Chicken Breasts, Maxie's Pulled Pork with Eastern Carolina MOP sauce, Vegetarian Jambalaya, Caesar Salad, Creamy Slaw, BBQ Beans & Cornbread.

BYOB with ice, coolers, mixers, cups etc provided.

Food served at 2:00 -come early to enjoy that park, hike to the Falls or just lounge around.

Location: Taughannock Falls State Park, North Pavilion

Evening hang out at the Moose Club in Ithaca: 367 Elmira Rd

Sunday: July 15

Brunch @ 9:30 am --  Clarion/Ramada 2316 N. Triphammer Rd.

Hotel special deal
If you didn't register in time and want to
we still want to know you are coming so we can plan for food and make name tags!

register for paid events

Click Add To Cart buttons below to pay with PayPal. You'll probably get sent to a new browser tab on the PayPal site, from there click back on this page to add more events, then View Cart to check out.
just the Friday evening cocktail party
just the Saturday picnic
voluntary donation: choose your level of support
sponsor a classmate (let us know who you are sponsoring, or let us choose for you)


We have several sponsorships available - please let Allison know if you would like to take advantage of this opportunity. AAHogue@gmail.com

And if you are a classmate that finds the cost of attending prohibitive please send a confidential request to Allison at AAHogue@gmail.com. We want you to be able to attend!

If you prefer, you can print this page and mail in a check to:
Allison Hogue 
7366 Wyers Pt Rd
Ovid NY 14521

If you haven't heard from us, we might not have your correct info, so please
update your info!