"Class Reunion, Part II"
Postponed until further notice
Apologies to fellow
classmates who may have been looking towards the weekend of
October 18-19 2013 as another gathering. It's been simply
a lack of time and assistance for planning and organizing this
event. However, there is a chance there will still be a
small gathering for this particular weekend. Please visit
our Facebook page at
https://www.facebook.com/groups/palatine1983/ for all
real-time updates regarding future events. Once something
is confirmed, it will be posted here too.
30-Year Class Reunion Dates are set for
July 26-27, 2013
Friday July 26: Durty
Saturday July 27: McGonigal's Pub (Barrington)
Please visit and join our official
PHS Class of '83 Group page on Facebook
for all the latest updates!
PHS CLASS OF ’83 30-YEAR REUNION, PART I:
July 26-27, 2013
[July 25, 2013]
A little clarification on Saturday evening at
our upstairs - where the majority of the event is taking place
(food, entertainment, etc) - will be reserved exclusively for
those who purchase either the cash bar or full bar package.
Anyone that wants to attend without buying one of the packages
is of course more than welcome to come to the Pub and The
Annex... after all it is a public place. However, you just won't
be allowed to go upstairs to the private party. Please note that
the event costs we came up with are less expensive then our past
couple reunions and you have TWO options - actually THREE if you
count "just showing up" - and this was never available to us
before. The package deals cover my cost of business, plus both
options are a great deal anyway! Hopefully everyone understands
and I look forward to a great turnout. In the fall we may do
something similar but reverse the efforts (Pub event Friday,
Nellies Saturday after the PHS football game).
Friday evening at
is completely "no-frills", we just thought it would be nice to
keep the tradition going. Myself and a few others who are
helping out will be there early Friday to give out name tags.
The plan is to meet outside on their 2nd level patio but if the
weather turns ugly we'll be in the main band room. When you get
there simply ask the hostess where the PHS Class Reunion people
That's it for now... see you this weekend!
[July 17, 2013]
First and foremost,
I would like to extend this invitation to Palatine High School
classmates from the years 1980 – 1986
to correspond with people who were in school with our 1983
classmates. Having said that, if you’re above or below those
years and really want to attend, you’re still welcome. Second,
PLEASE HELP SPREAD
on this event! No formal invitations were mailed, so I’m hoping
that all of you can get the news out to people that will have
been missed by this event. It would be greatly appreciated if
you could take a few minutes to forward this message or talk to
other classmates. The more the merrier!
FRIDAY JULY 26th
Starting around 8 PM there will be a general gathering at
in Palatine, our old “haunt” so to say, though we can’t really
call it the “new” Nellies anymore as it’s been there for almost
ten years (yes, we did have our 20-year Friday night gathering
at the “old” Nellies and they moved to the new location later
that year). The band that night is “Second Hand Smoke”, a
Sublime tribute band, and cover is only $5. Probably no
specials for our group, but I will contact Nellies and see if
they can more or less map off an area for us. Updates on what
we’re doing will be posted here shortly.
SATURDAY JULY 27th
This is the main event at
& The Annex in downtown Barrington (these establishments are
both connected). The Pub’s 2nd level and Annex
upstairs conference rooms will be exclusively used for our
event, but everyone can roam around both places… there will be
plenty of room! Here’s what we’re doing:
The event will start at 8:00 PM and run until closing (2:00
Casual, comfortable attire is recommended. If you want to
dress up, that’s fine too, and good for you!
Plentiful (heavy) appetizers will be available until
midnight and there will be a special discounted menu for
those who want to have a full dinner.
Morgan Fingleton will be playing live for our event, 9 PM –
1 AM. He’s one of our more favorite acts; though he is
Irish he plays mostly power pop & dance rock, all the stuff
WE grew up listening to as he was a 1985 high school grad!
Time permitting we’ll organize some giveaways and raffles
for prizes (I may need some help with this to make it
TWO different options
$65 per person
includes 4 hour premium bar package, food and entertainment
(best deal for the drinkers).
$35 per person
includes food, entertainment and cash bar.
Soft drinks, coffee and party favors are complimentary for
We are NOT selling tickets in advance, you can simply pay at
the door (which will be in the Pub 2nd level).
Cash or credit card is fine, no checks please. Also, if you
could please RSVP on the Facebook reunion page or via this
Event Invitation, that will give us a good idea of the crowd
coming for organizational purposes.
More information, a bit of housekeeping stuff but important
I will need a few volunteers to help with general stuff
– minor decorations, nametags, organizing, etc. If you can
provide assistance at Durty Nellies on Friday and/or the Pub
on Saturday, please email me at
a Facebook message w
We also WILL do “PHS Class of ’83
30-Year Reunion, Part II” in the fall
centered around a PHS football game, probably the same type
of setup that we're doing for round #1. Hopefully this will
allow myself and a committee to reach out and capture more
fellow classmates. If you can attend both,
great! More on this will be posted later as a date is
If you’re not familiar with downtown Barrington, we are
located in an old brick bank building that’s a block east
of Rt. 59 (Hough Street) and ¼ block south of Lake-Cook Road
(Main Street) right off of Cook street. We’re actually
about two blocks from the Barrington Metra train station;
that’s the Union Pacific Metra that also stops in Palatine
by Durty Nellies (a 6-7 minute train ride)! Maps & location
information is on our website, and there is plenty of
parking available. Check us out at
The closest hotels to us are:
Hampton Inn, Deer Park
W. Lake Cook Rd, 847-726-0500)
Holiday Inn Express Lake Zurich (197 S Rand Rd, 847-
America’s Best Value Inn, Barrington (405 W Northwest Hwy,
888- 315-2378). I’ll be honest with you, this one is very
close to the Pub but is definitely a “budget” hotel if you
know what I mean.
Finally I am going to apologize for the poor planning of this
event. I am aware that there are many of you who would have
liked to come to this but can’t due to such late notifications
and no formal invitations. I more or less put the weight of
this reunion on myself with no delegation; with the ridiculous
hours I spend working and of course trying to balance in some
life/family time, I just couldn’t make it properly happen.
However, excuses aside, this should be a great time and planning
the “Part II” fall event should hopefully attract more
classmates. YES, I’ll need help for that one if we want it to
be a big success!!!
More updates will be posted here shortly, and the
website will be updated too. Hope to see you at our reunion
of the above information is available by
Some general updates and more specific details on the events
will be posted here soon, but due to time and assistance
limitations this site won't be frequently updated.
Interactive correspondence will be handled directly through the
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