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Reunion Information

Updated June 24, 2024

New information has come to light, so the Reunion Team has moved the location for our Ice Breaker event. Come say "hello!"

 

Friday, July 26, 2024
6:00 p.m.
Silky Sullivan's Restaurant & Irish Pub
10201 Slater Avenue
Fountain Valley, CA 92708

 

 

Updated June 22, 2024

The Reunion Team is pleased to announce that we have hired a professional photographer to commemorate our event. He will begin by taking a group photo under the pergola in the Wedding Garden at 7:00 p.m., steps from our room. The lighting should be optimal at this time; what photographers call "The Golden Hour." We will make an announcement when it is time to gather outdoors.

As a reminder, check-in begins at 6:00 p.m.. Dress is "California Casual." If you have a song request for our DJ, you may send it now via the "Contact Us" link. He will also take requests during the evening. Finally, if you have memorabilia to share during the evening, please bring it with you. We will have a table for displaying your items.

We are looking forward to seeing you soon!

 

 

Updated June 17, 2024

May you grow up to be righteous
May you grow up to be true
May you always know the truth
And see the light surrounding you
May you always be courageous
Stand upright and be strong
May you stay forever young

Bob Dylan released his song "Forever Young" on January 17, 1974. The reunion team was recently reminded that some of the lyrics were used at our commencement ceremony. Still today, this song epitomizes for me the hopes and dreams we have for our youth. It takes me back to a time when the possibilities seemed endless.

As a reminder, the Class of 1975 has been invited to join us at our 50th Reunion. The best way to get the word out is to tell those from both classes with whom you have kept in touch. The Class of 1975 has set up a website, so if you know anybody from that class, please direct them to fvhs1975.org.

Ticket sales for both classes continue apace. To all who have registered, thank you for your enthusiasm. We look forward to seeing you.

Ticket sales will continue until July 26. We hope more of you will decide to join us!  ~Pam Beard

High School Reunion Truth: Where everyone shows up older, and then grows young again.

 

 

Updated June 13, 1974

I hope that date got your attention! Believe it or not, 50 years ago today we graduated high school. It was an auspicious occasion, to be sure. Take a moment to recall your feelings on that day, and to celebrate the fact that we are still here to look back and reflect on our lives then, and since. What a long, strange trip it's been!  ~Pam Beard

 

 

 

Updated June 12, 2024

New information regarding events during our reunion weekend

Sixteen golfers have signed up to play in our golf tourney the day before our 50 Year Reunion. There is now room for 16 more players to join in the fun. Ladies, the gentlemen have issued a challenge! Show them what you got!! Here are the details:

Kevin Shaw has reserved four tee times starting at 11am on Friday, 7/26, for a two-person scramble tournament at Mile Square Park. Former Barons or Reunion attendees only!

There is room for 16 golfers. If we get enough early entrants we can likely expand the size of the group. The tourney entry fee is $30 per player. Final numbers are due to the course on 7/10.

Green fees are $71 and are paid the day of the event in the Pro Shop. If you commit to the tourney but don't make it, the $71 is still owed since the course will be charging us.

To hold your spot in the tournament we will need the $30 tourney entry paid in advance by 7/10:

Zelle $30 to Kevin Shaw @786-222-7391

Prizes:

• Closest to the Pin on all par threes

• 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place using a Callaway Format (4 holes will be randomly taken out for a Net score)

 

Any questions??? Reach out to Kevin at 786-222-7391.

If you prefer to mail a check, reserve your spot with Rick Hatfield at hatfieldricky@gmail.com, or Criss Brainard at crissbrainard@icloud.com. They will provide you with a mailing address. Fore!

 

Kevin Shaw (Class of 1974)

Glen Holmes (Class of 1975)

 

 

 

Updated May 24, 2024

"Growing apart doesn't change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled. I'm glad for that." — Ally Condie

Did you know that you can view who is attending our 50 Year Reunion from our Classmate Profiles page? https://www.fountainvalley74.com/class_classmates.cfm

Clicking on the two "Attending" links will generate a list of the classmates who have purchased tickets thus far, but does not list their guests. You may need to scroll down a bit to see the list.

Is there a friend with whom you have lost touch, but would like to see again? Alternatively, is a classmate waiting to see whether or not YOU will be attending before deciding? Check it out!

 

Updated April 23, 2024

50 Year Reunion Tickets available to purchase!

Hello, fellow Barons! Can you believe that we are celebrating 50 years since graduation soon?

Your reunion team has spent months meeting together, discussing possible events, calling vendors, getting quotes, and deciding on plans for what we hope will be a fun weekend of activities for us all.

Thanks to many generous donors, we have had the funds available to mail out postcards announcing the main event, secure a venue with a deposit for our reunion evening on 07/27/24, and pay for a covered shelter at Mile Square Park for a family picnic on Sunday 07/28/24. Several volunteers have stepped up and are organizing a golf tourney for Friday 07/26/24. None of this would have been possible without the help and contributions afforded us. Thank you all!

While we are still fleshing out plans, we feel that the time is now to start registration for the main event at Mile Square Park Clubhouse. We know some of you are anxious; we are excited, too!

A link has been added to our website to sign up and pay for the reunion dinner/dance. You will find the link on the top of the gold bar that runs vertically along the left side of any page on our site. If you plan on attending, please register early so that we have funds coming in to continue our efforts to make this a weekend to remember.

The ticket price of $159.00 has been established, to accommodate credit card processing fees. However, if you pay by check, you will receive the discounted price of $150.00.

This year, we’ve included the ability to contribute to our reunion fund. Any amount donated will be very much appreciated, and used to enhance our events. We thank you in advance!

Friday, July 26 a.m.: Golf Tournament at Mile Square Golf Course

Friday, July 26 p.m.: Ice Breaker get together at Ayres Hotel, FV

Saturday, July 27: Main Event at Mile Square Golf Course Clubhouse

Sunday, July 28: Picnic at Mile Square Park, Shelter #2

 

We really hope to see you there!

 

Updated April 19, 2024

New information regarding events during our reunion weekend:

FVHS Class of '74 Reunion! The day before the reunion evening event:

Kevin Shaw has reserved four tee times starting at 11am on Friday, 7/26, for a two-man scramble tournament at Mile Square Park. Former Barons or Reunion attendees only!

There is room for 16 golfers. If we get enough early entrants we can likely expand the size of the group. The tourney entry fee is $30 per player. Final numbers are due to the course on 7/10.

Green fees are $71 and are paid the day of the event in the Pro Shop. If you commit to the tourney but don't make it, the $71 is still owed since the course will be charging us.

To hold your spot in the tournament we will need the $30 tourney entry paid in advance by 7/10:

Zelle $30 to Kevin Shaw @786-222-7391

Prizes:

• Closest to the Pin on all par threes

• 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place using a Callaway Format (4 holes will be randomly taken out for a Net score)

 

Any questions??? Reach out to Kevin at 786-222-7391.

If you prefer to mail a check, reserve your spot with Rick Hatfield at hatfieldricky@gmail.com, or Criss Brainard at crissbrainard@icloud.com. They will provide you with a mailing address. Fore!

 

Kevin Shaw (Class of 1974)

Glen Holmes (Class of 1975)

 

 

Updated March 30, 2024

Our Save the Date cards were sent by US Mail on March 28, 2024.  

 

Questions?  Please take a look at Questions and Answers.  This section is updated as questions come in.  Some questions and answers were specific to the 45 year reunion.  Updates specific for our 50 year reunion are coming soon...

 

Updated November 11, 2023

  

The FVHS Class of 1974 Reunion Team is happy to announce that our 50 year reunion will be held at Fountain Valley’s Mile Square Golf Course Clubhouse!  Our reunion dinner-dance will be on July 27, 2024.  Additional details on our planned events over the weekend (July 26-28) will be communicated over the next several months.

Watch this space for more details as planning continues!

                                                                                               

 

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Updated May 27, 2023

Get ready!  We are in the early stages of planning our 50 year reunion.  There are a lot of questions to be answered and a lot of moving parts. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our 45 year reunion was viewed as a "dry-run" for our 50th. 

Take a look at the photo gallery for the 45th to see how much fun it was: 45 Year Reunion.  

There are also photos from the 40 year and earlier reunions in the "Previous Reunions" photo galleries!

       

 

                            

      

 

 

 

 

 

This is a 3 minute video that might help to get your interest:

Class Reunion Party | Class Reunion Party Ideas and PlanningClass

 

Watch this space for updates!  We don't know when or where, but are open to suggestions.  Traditionally the 50 year reunions are held homecoming weekend, the first weekend of October near our school.  Our goal is to have a decision on the date and place by one year before the big event...

In the meantime, please help us locate classmates on "Missing Classmates".  A call from a friend that lets them know about www.fountainvalley74.com is the best way you can help!

Go '74 Barons!

 

Those of us who came to FVHS from elementary schools in the Fountain Valley School District came through at an amazing time.  Today, only Cox, Fulton, Newland, and Tamura schools remain.  Fountain Valley elementary, Harper, McDowell, and Nieblas are gone.  St. Francis Assisi also gone, although the buildings are now occupied by the St. Simon and Jude school.  Similarly in Huntington Beach: Star View, Vista View, and Westmont remain (also Dwyer); Crest View, Park View, and Rancho View are gone.  Warner Jr. High in Westminster continues as a "middle school."  If your school is gone, all the more reason to keep the memories alive through 50 year reunions of the classes of 1970!

 

 

Short article on 2018 annual Harper Reunion.  It might be logical to plan the 50 year reunion of the Harper Class of 1970 the same weekend as the 2020 annual reunion...   

Harper Class of '70

                                                                           Park View Class of '70


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Thank you to all who attended and worked to put together our 45 year reunion weekend!  It was FUN!

Debbie, Rick, Linda, and Mike hard at work planning the 45 year reunion.  This was a test run of the "Silent DJ" at Newport Dunes.

 

There is a new photo gallery up where you can see and post your photos from the reunion.  Click here: 45 Year Reunion Photo Gallery  Log in to post or see photos.  If you have photos on your phone and prefer to have the reunion team post them for you, send them by email to 45threunion@fountainvalley74.com.

Please reach out to classmates and let them know about our reunion and this website!

There are a couple of stated objectives for having a 45 year reunion beyond the party.  Take a look at "Questions and Answers."  The first is to develop our contact list for the 50th reunion.  The second is to collect contact information for any of the junior high and elementary school classes that "fed" into our FVHS class.  Next year those classes can plan their own 50 year reunions: 1970 - 2020.