Class Reunions are a wonderful event where classmates can enjoy time together and catch up on the years gone by, reminisce and renew old acquaintances.
The Foundation Office at Eastern Christian School encourages classes to celebrate their milestone reunions. If you are thinking about planning a reunion, we are happy to help you out with the process.
Please call Beth Milkamp, Alumni Relations at Eastern Christian School at: firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 973-427-9294 for further information.
Class of 1945, 1950 and 1955
On Wednesday, June 25 classmates gathered in Eastern Christian High School’s cafeteria for a delicious luncheon and time of fellowship. Everyone had a great time renewing old friendships and seeing former classmates.
Future Heritage Years reunions will now take place during Homecoming Weekends in October.
Class of 2005 – 10 Year Reunion
During Homecoming weekend on Saturday, October 24th, 24 graduates from the class of 2005 and their guests gathered at the Taphouse Grille in Wayne, NJ for a 10 Year Reunion. Everyone enjoyed good food, drinks, and conversation. It was great to catch up with those that could make it!
Class of 1975 – 40 Year Reunion
The Class of 1975 gathered for a reunion on November 28, 2015 at Portobello’s Restaurant. Classmates traveled from California, Michigan, Vermont, New York and Virginia. It was a wonderful evening reconnecting.
Class of 1965 – 50 Year Reunion
After an hour of mixing it up over appetizers we sat down and laughed about Ron Steiginga’s list of 10 best reasons to attend (and NOT to attend) the 50th class reunion. AnnaMae Bush offered devotional reflections on “Family Resemblances” based on our physical DNA and our spiritual DNA in the family of God, focusing on Colossians 3:12-16. Rich Higby offered prayer and then we enjoyed a wonderful meal with entree choices of prime rib, salmon, or chicken marsala. Before dessert we took a group photo and Ellen Simpson distributed 8 CDs of the most popular songs from the mid-60s to the classmates who came the farthest, were married the longest, had the most grandchildren, lived in the most places, parented the most foster children, worked for the same employer the longest, served the longest in the military, and worked the longest in a political office.
It was a festive atmosphere. The tables were beautifully decorated in blue and gold, with balloons, live goldfish, appropriate confetti, gold scrolls with important information about life in 1965 (top hits, movies, TV shows, cost of bread, gasoline, postage, phone calls and candy bars, important events), and prescription bottles filled with Bible verses as an Rx for “Strength for the Journey.” Place settings also had chocolate candy for a 50th reunion. A display table in one corner included a copy of the 1965 yearbook, additional photos, and more information about the 60s. A memory table in another corner contained framed photos and a lighted candle for each of the 14 class members who are deceased.
The four hour event came to an end too quickly to recapture 50 years, but a group of us gathered Saturday morning for a tour of the high school with David Visbeen. Some class members also arranged to meet with each other at other venues. The reunion booklets contained over 50 pages of biographical updates on 69 class members, current photos, contact information, and a few scanned photos from the original yearbook. The book will provide hours of reading pleasure and many opportunities for reconnecting. Class members applauded AnnaMae and Ellen for all their work in organizing a memorable event and reunion book.
Upcoming 2016 Reunions
Eastern Christian School’s 2016 Homecoming Weekend will be Oct. 21-23, 2016.
There are no homecoming activities planned for Saturday (10/22) evening to allow classes to gather and have their own event. For more information email email@example.com
Class of 1976 – 40 Year Reunion
When: Saturday, Oct 22
More details to follow
Class of 1966 – 50 Year Reunion
When: Saturday, June 4, 2016
Where: Portobello Restaurant, Oakland, NJ
For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org