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Lamar 59:               reunion for 26-28 October 2012  !  

All of the pieces are now in place for our “casual” reunion in Fredericksburg so it’s time to sign up and get on board!  Please print and complete this registration form and mail it to Larry Hitt (address is on the form) with your check as soon as you can make your plans but no later than Monday, October 8, 2012.  This is the deadline for Rockbox Theater but we can wait until October 19 for the restaurant commitments. 

Here are the plans for our “Hill Country Rendezvous”:

Accommodations - 30 rooms have been blocked for us at The Inn on Barons Creek and Spa, 15 double queens and 15 single kings at the reduced rate of $139 per night plus tax.  Of course you can share the cost with a roommate.  You can make reservations now by calling 1-866-990-0202 and referencing “Lamar High School Class of ‘59(that’s what the reservation agent looks for on the Inn’s computer).  Please note that the hotel provides a full breakfast for guests each morning.  The Inn on Barons Creek will be our base hotel but there are other options in Fredericksburg including many B&Bs if you’d prefer something different.
On September 26 the hotel will release any of our rooms that have not been booked.  After that date the rate will increase from $139 to $179 so please make your plans and give them a call ASAP. 
For anyone who is interested, the hotel has also blocked out the Presidential Suite which includes two bedrooms, a living room and kitchen.  The rate is $500/night.  See the hotel website for details.

Friday, Oct. 26 – gather in the Nimitz meeting room in the hotel at 4 pm (change to 4 pm due to earlier dinner reservation )  for a welcoming cocktail party where we will have a cash bar for beer, wine and soft drinks. We will be able to buy our own wine, beer and soft drinks so the cost will be reasonable.  If you want to drink something different, just BYOB!  We will distribute tickets for dinner and Rockbox Theater at the cocktail party.

For dinner we have made group reservations at 6 pm (change to 6:00 in order to make Rockbox on time) at Friedhelm’s Bavarian Inn, an excellent restaurant serving German specialties.  See their website hereNote changes to the updated registration form including minor entrée pricing changes and addition of non-alcoholic drink pre-purchase.  I’d used an incorrect gratuity % on the original form and learned later that they wanted tea and soft drinks pre-paid.  If you’ve already sent in your registration we can collect from you at the cocktail party.  As before, you will be able to pay for alcoholic drinks on a separate tab. 

Then at 8 PM the Rock Box Theater has a live performance revue with music of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s.  We’ve had nothing but good reports on their show and have reserved 50 seats for classmates that are interested in attending.  Take a look at their website hereIf you are buying a ticket at the Nimitz Museum on Saturday, show your Rockbox ticket stub and they will give you a $5 discount.  Pretty cool, eh?


Saturday, Oct. 27 daytime  ...many options for you during the day:

  • There are many shops and antique stores to explore
  • Are you a golfer? Let us know if you’re interested in playing the Lady Bird Johnson municipal course and local classmate Bain Williams can help make arrangements
  • Wine buffs know that Becker Vineyards in Fredericksburg is one of the top wineries in the state.   If you are still interested, please contact the winery and ask if there is a planned tour you can join.
Our Classmate Wayne Allison, who lives in the Fredericksburg area, also suggests:
  • One of my favorite places for lunch is the Airport Diner.  This is a unique 50's  style Diner with an aviation theme. It is located, of course, at the Airport just South of town off Hwy 16, aka South Adams in town.  Not only do they have excellent food but there is usually plenty of entertainment with small planes landing and taking off as one enjoys lunch.  They tie-down just outside the diner so everyone gets a good view.  They always have a "blue plate special" for less than $10.00 which includes drink and desert.  They even make their own potato chips. 

  •  On the way to the airport is Street Dreams  This Sales/Showroom is a must for all the guys (and gals) who love Vintage cars: antique, custom, hot-rods and restored.  There are probably 30 to 40 vehicles in the air conditioned Showroom.  Most of these beauties our class will remember.  It is 1 block off Hwy 16 (also called S Adams in town) at FM 2093, (Tivydale Road).


Saturday night  -  Social hour and dinner at the excellent Fredericksburg Herb Farm starting at 5:30.  See the website here (their 360 degree virtual tour is almost like being there!) and our menu details on the registration form here


Sunday, Oct. 28 –  breakfast at the hotel for guests so come by and visit before heading home.

Who is attending?   The following classmates said  "Count me in!"    Maria Butler, Betsy Johnson, Mary Moody, Jeremy Wicker, Lou Gorski, Bain Williams, Jeriann Kolber-Reeder, Cathryn Conrad, Carol Childress Turner, Barbara Pickard, Ron Brieger, Sidney Johnston, Kay Segrato, Brooks Nolan, Mike Blackledge, Kay Johnson Bednarski, Malcolm Bell, Tom Henderson, Lee Chatham Seureau, Larry Hitt, Jon Hugh Fleming, Rollo Storey, Tish Compton Hale, Kathleen Much, Kay Clark Daigle, Bob Sternenberg, Wayne Allison, Nick Kuntz, Laura Jane Winfrey Viverette, David Harris, Johnny Dull, Dan Moody, Karen Ashmore Taussig.  There are an additional 8-10 “maybes” that can’t commit just yet.

 Spouse’s names have not been included.  As classmates sign up the list will be updated here and in future emails.

By the way, Lee Seureau is on the alumni board and has told us that the Lamar 75th anniversary celebration will be on October 20 Those of you coming from out of state may want to make both events!

Who is arranging? 

Your casual reunion team:

  • Maria Butler - who brought us the idea
  • Rick Lilliott – treasurer
  • Jeriann Kolber-Reeder - our “boots on the ground” in Fredericksburg
  • Mike Blackledge – webmasher and erstwhile voice of reason
  • Larry Hitt - collector of registration forms and complaints
  • Jeremy Wicker - sounding board and sage

The weather should be beautiful in late October and we’re looking forward to seeing you so get on board.  If you have any questions just let us know.


About Fredericksburg The Inn on Barons Creek
Fredericksburg Food and Wine Festival Rock Box Theater
Admiral Nimitz Museum of the Pacific The Herb Farm
Luckenbach Texas
Friedhelm's Bavarian Inn, Restaurant, and Bar

Last Updated:  17 Oct  2012                Return to:                Send email to:     Larry Hitt            or to:            webmaster