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50th Reunion  -  August 2011

A 2-day reunion!!  Friday and Saturday.

 

Three events are planned for Friday afternoon, August 19th:

 

1. A narrated bus tour of the Summit Hill area on an old, 1954 bus.

    Depart from Marshall Avenue, across from the school parking lot.

    25 cents per person. Please bring coins.

    Last names, departure times:  A-J: 1:45 pm.    K-Z:  2:15 pm.

    Max passengers per bus ride: 50.

    The bus should return in time for the school tour.

    Sign up with Jan Rinkey Godes.

    Jan -  Email:  jrgodes@gmail.com      

 

2.  A tour of the remodeled school is set for 3:00 PM.

     We will meet at the Marshall Avenue main door at 2:50 pm.

     Sign up by using your RSVP form.

 

3. Party after the school tour at Dixie's on Grand, 695 Grand Avenue.

    Grand and St. Albans, 1 block west of Dale.  Starts around 4:30 or 5:00 pm.

    Look for the Central crowd in the back room.

    No reservations needed.  Buy your own food and drinks.    

    Southern-style cooking from the heart of Dixie.

 

   

                       

 

          

 

                                  

                                         Friday Afternoon

 

 

 

The Town and Country Club has been reserved for our 50th

reunion dinner on Saturday, August 20th, 2011.

 

                      

                                   Saturday Evening

                        

The Club parking lot entrance is on Otis Ave.

 

If you are on our mailing list, you should have received:

    ●  An invitation for the reunion dinner, and for a tour of the remodeled school.

    ●  An RSVP form to return.

    ●  A Memory Book form to return.

 

$50 per person for both days.  See your invitation for details.

 

Please return the 2 forms - RSVP and Memory Book forms - by

July 15th, 2011.  Don't forget your check for $50 per person.

 

Included in the price:

    Tour of the remodeled Central High School on Friday afternoon.

     Reunion dinner on Saturday evening.

     Memory Book.

 

The deadline for payment and forms is July 15, 2011.

Sign up now!!  Be there or be square!!

 

Some teachers have been invited and will attend.

 

Be sure to check the Missing Classmates list on this website, and contact us

if you know someone's address or e-mail who's missing.

 

POSSIBLE additional events:  Other events may be planned in the future

for grade school reunions, private parties, etc, so keep the weekend open.

 

To attend all possible events - Central and non-Central - we recommend

blocking out Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (Aug 18th - 21st).

Official CHS events:  Friday and Saturday, August 19-20.

 

 

 

 

                         Lodging Suggestions

 

We have no special arrangements with the hotels.

You are on your own.

 

Near the Mpls/St. Paul               

International Airport                                        Downtown St. Paul

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Embassy Suites Airport Hotel                         Crowne Plaza RIverfront Hotel

7901 34th Ave South                                       11 East Kellogg Blvd

Bloomington, MN  55425                                 St. Paul, MN  55101

952-854-1000                                                  651-292-1900

                                                         

Embassy Suites Bloomington Hotel                 Embassy Suites Hotel

2800 American Boulevard West                      175 East 10th Street
Bloomington, MN  55431                                 St. Paul, MN  55101
952-884-4811                                                  651-224-5400

 

 

Near the Mall of America                                Near the State Fairgrounds

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Holiday Inn Bloomington Airport                      Radisson Hotel - Roseville

1201 West 94th Street                                    2540 Cleveland Ave North

Bloomington, MN                                             Roseville, MN  55113

 

Park Plaza Hotel                                              Best Western Bandana Square

4460 78th Street Circle                                    1010 Bandana Blvd West

Bloomington, MN                                              St. Paul, MN  55108

                                                                         (between Snelling and Lexington)

Hilton Hotel

3900 American Blvd West

Bloomington, MN

                                                                         Days Inn - Roseville

Country Inn and Suites                                    2550 Cleveland Ave N

5120 American Blvd                                         Roseville, MN  55113

Bloomington, MN  55437                                 651-636-6730

952-831-9595                                                  No frills.

 

Country Inn and Suites at MOA                       Midway Motel

2221 Killebrew Drive                                        901 Snelling Ave N

Bloomington, MN  55425                                 St. Paul, MN  55104

952-854-5555                                                  651-646-4584

                                                                         No frills.

 

 

                                                                         Near the Event

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                                                                         Days Inn - Midway

                                                                         1964 University Ave West

                                                                         University and Prior Aves

                                                                         St. Paul, MN  55104

                                                                         651-645-8681

                                                                         No frills.

 

 

Rental Cars - MSP Airport Main Terminal (Lindbergh Terminal)

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Hertz          651-698-9585

Avis            612-726-5220   

National     651-695-3900                      

Enterprise  612-727-3313

 

Current recommendations from various travelers: 

* Hertz, Avis, National, Enterprise: Yes.

* Budget, Alamo: No way.

* Book in advance.

* Completely fill out the "pre-existing damage" form and have the attendant

   sign it and give you a signed copy. Document every scratch and ding.

   Retain the copy for several months.

* Take pictures of your rental car before you pull out of the lot.

   Save the pictures for several months in case they try to bill you later for

   pre-existing damage.

* Gas up at a gas station, before returning the car - not at the rental car location.

   It's a lot cheaper.

*  Don't exceed the allotted daily mileage listed in the contract, unless it's unavoidable

   or you don't want to be bothered with such pesky details. Rates for excessive mileage

   are hefty.

* If you're not booking a package deal of airline/car/hotel, book through AAA or AARP

   for better rates,

* Insurance:  Maybe.  If your home or auto policy covers a more expensive rental

   car, then use that. But if it doesn't cover rentals or MORE EXPENSIVE cars,

   you'd better purchase insurance from the car rental company to be sure you're

   covered. If you're not sure, check your policy or check with your agent.

   If you're still not sure, buy the insurance. Better safe than sorry.

* Wear your seatbelt and turn on your headlights.

* If abducted by aliens, be sure to check the date and your gas gauge upon your return.

  It may be later than you think, due to "missing time", and your rental car may be overdue

  and low on gas.