Wingate Hotel: Check-in time is 3:00 P.M. Checkout time is 12:00 Noon. Late checkout is between 12:00 and 2:00, but no later than 2:00. If you desire a late checkout, please notify desk clerk early, so they can notify maid service.
Alcoholic beverages: This is just to remind you that if you want alcoholic beverages Friday night, you will need to bring your own. Mixers will be provided.
Dress: Friday night and Saturday morning events are casual-dress events. Memorial Service / Mass / Banquet require dressier. Men, coat and tie are not required, but suggested. (We do want to make a good impression). J
Memorabilia: Please bring any memorabilia that you might have. Have it organized with your name on it. We will have a table set up Friday night in Mississippi Room at hotel for display. We ask that you take it with you when you leave Friday night so that it does not get misplaced. We will have a table set up for it on Saturday at SCHF should you choose to bring it with you.
Group photo: I hope to have photographer from Vicksburg Post take a group picture of us in front of the Auditorium at 10:45 Saturday morning. Please make every effort to be there for it. I will then email each of you a copy. For those of you who do not have email, I will mail you a copy. My husband, Gary, will be taking candid photos and has offered to put on a CD for anyone who would like one.
David Ellis was kind enough to send me a CD with candid shots from 1980 and 1985 reunions. Gary has downloaded on his laptop, which he will have set up running slideshow Friday night in Mississippi Room.
Memorial Service for Deceased Classmates: This will be held in the church at St. Paul’s Saturday at 4:30. All of the readers will be from the boys’ class, since all of the readers / Eucharistic Ministers at the 5:30 Mass will be from girls’ class. Please make every effort to attend.
Updated Contact Information: Please provide me with your updated contact information: Name(s) / Mailing Address / Telephone #s / Email Address so that we can compile a current Class List with accurate information and distribute to classmates and Alumni Association.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Friday evening, April 23, 2010
7:00 – 10:00 P.M.
Mississippi Room, Wingate Hotel
115 Cypress Centre Blvd.
Heavy hors d’oeuvres, soft drinks and iced tea/
Reminder: BYO Alcoholic beverage – Mixers will be provided
Saturday, April 24, 2010
10:30 A.M. – 1:30 or 2:00 P.M.
Southern Cultural Heritage (formerly S.F.X.A.)
10:45 A.M. – Group photo
11:00 A.M. - Tour of entire facility, including School,
Cobb House and Convent by Sr. Paulinus, followed
by tour of *Sr. Isabel’s Garden by
Mary Nell Garvin McMaster.
– Boxed lunches at 12:30 P.M.
Memorial Service for deceased classmates at St. Paul’s Catholic Church
– Fr. John Vollor, officiating
Alumni Mass at St. Paul’s Catholic Church
– Fr. John Vollor, officiating
Happy ½ hour followed by Alumni Banquet
St. Michael’s Parish Hall
100 St. Michael Place
Sunday, April 25, 2010
9:00 A.M. – $6.99 Breakfast Buffet at
Ameristar Casino (Don’t be late –
they stop serving at 10:00 A.M.)
Exit 1A, first traffic light, turn left – park in new parking garage to the right at the bottom of the hill. Take elevator to 3. Followed by teary goodbyes.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~*Mary Nell Garvin McMaster’s Garden Club has taken on the project of reclaiming / restoring Sr. Isabel’s Garden at SCHF. The shed there has an amazing story that goes back long before Sr. Isabel. Mary Nell has volunteered to give us a tour of the garden and tell us the history. She will apprise us of their long-term plans.
We know that breakfast is included in your room rate, but we would like to have one last get-together with you at the Ameristar Casino Breakfast Buffet. Please consider foregoing your already-paid-for breakfast and having the breakfast buffet at the Ameristar, which would allow your Vicksburg classmates to join you for breakfast and a teary goodbye.
We look forward to seeing each of you on the 23rd.
Pat Millett Murphy
SFXA Class of 1960