October 20, 2019

OHHS All Class Reunion- Celebrating 40 Years of Ogemaw Heights!

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Ogemaw Heights All Class Reunion

Alumni, Staff and friends

Celebrating 40 years

1969-2009

July, 2nd -5th 2009

Update #6

June 25th, 2009

Email Address- OHHSReunion@westbranch.com

7 Days to go!

We hope these updates have been helpful, as we would like to make this an annual event, around the 4th of July. Next Year’s tentative schedule is July 1st thru 3rd 2010, with the Reunion scheduled for Friday, July 2nd. Save the date!

This year marks the 40th Anniversary of Ogemaw Heights. What a great time to celebrate this community milestone together. All Alumni, Staff and friends of Ogemaw Heights are invited to attend this first All Class Reunion.

We continue to hear great stories of people connecting in anticipation of this event. Such as, friends who have not seen or communicated with one another in 20+ years, but are planning on meeting at this event and for the weekend. This may not seem like much to those of us who are local, but there are many people coming back to this area from almost every state - just to attend this event! We even get some international emails! You may be one of them with plans to meet a friend. The key point is to urge you not to miss this. This is supposed to be a simple, fun event. The planning process has not been overly difficult for anyone. The email/word of mouth communication seems to have worked. This is simply a time and a place to get together. We are expecting about 1000 people for this first year. If you are local to the area, please make a point of stopping by and seeing some old friends. We do have banners in the tent to help various classes find one another. We would like to have everyone meet at the tent at 5:00 pm, get your entry badge and your name tag, then go to a local restaurant for dinner and come back for the reunion around 7 pm.

The Beer Tent has been officially relocated to 4th Street, directly in front of West Branch City Hall. In addition to the usual tent, the West Branch Area Chamber of Commerce has also rented a 2nd tent. This site has about 4 times the space of the other site. It is also the site of the “original” beer tent that began during West Branch’s Centennial Celebration in 1975. This new site plan will allow for the traditional beer tent bar/DJ/dance floor, while the 2nd tent should be a little quieter for catching up. There will be 2 bar’s set up for convenience as well as the bathrooms in two locations. There are also many non alcoholic items to choose from. Think of this as no different as going to any other venue, that happens to serve adult beverages, any restaurant, ball game, golf course etc.

Rich Heavlin, Class of ’84, Moonlight Productions will again be the DJ for the event. Rich is also hosting a Teen dance on Sunday, July 5th from 8 pm-11pm. The tent will also be used by the Creative Arts Association Thursday and Friday during the day for an Artist exhibition.

Local Restaurant Deals-Must have your badge!

G’s Pizza (owned by Chris Galea, Class of 1978)

July 2nd and 3rd, 5pm-7 pm

10% off food purchase, with Class Reunion Badge

Logger’s Depot

July 2nd and 3rd

½ off price of 2nd dinner (lowest priced meal ½ off)

Lumberjack (Managed by Curtis Artman, Class of 1982 and Janna Healy Class of 1971)

10% off dinner with Reunion Badge

Willow Tree

July 2nd and 3rd

One Free Appetizer with 2 dinner purchase.

Rau’s Tavern (owned by Dennis Rau, Class of 1983)

Dinner specials

Matthew’s at the Club

Buy 1 lunch or dinner entrée, get the 2nd ½ price

Hungry Howie’s

1 free 1 topping medium pizza with purchase of large pizza

Taco Wagon (Mark and Cathy Ehinger, 1983)

Will be on site

Other Alumni Specials- Must have your badge!

Branham's Jewelry Store Free ring cleaning and inspection

Corner Treasures 20% off (excluding sale items)

Crust & Crumb 10% off merchandise

Edith M's 10% off merchandise

Green Briar Golf Course 20% off cart & greens fee (tee time required)

Ink & Thread 10% off merchandise

Morse Clark Furniture and Flooring $50 off a $399 purchase or more

Quality Inn 10% off room rate (excluding other offers)

Sara's Scrubs 10% off merchandise

Scrapbook Nook 20% off (excluding sale items)

The Silver Lining 10% off merchandise

West Branch Country Club 20% off cart & greens fee (tee time required)

West Branch Napa Auto & Truck 10% off merchandise

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