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 Reunion Plans and Reviews
Class of 1961

East High School, Memphis, Tennessee
Plans for & coverage of the Reunion of the East High Class of 1961 will be posted here.

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2016 Gathering
2011 Reunion

The East High Alumni Page would like to post photographs from the 2016 reunion and post a narrative about it. If any participant would like to submit those, please let it be known to editor@EastHigh.org.

[posted April 28, 2016]

Saturday, October 8
6:30 PM
Home of Chloee and Dan Poag

For more information and RSVP:

Please respond to Bob Archer & Anita Kay Bolton Archer by July 1,
at  with:
Mailing address • email address • home phone • cell phone

[Previous reunion coverage:]

50-Year Reunion Photos Posted

new photos added November 9, 2011. –  Full size, full resolution viewing and downloading also made available as of Nov. 5 -- see the reunion photos page for the link.
East High School Class of 1961 - 50 Year Reunion, October, 2011

The East High Alumni Page would like to include a  narrative of your reunion and your photographs of the reunion on these pages. If you would like to contribute a text story about the reunion or pictures of it, please send that to editor@EastHigh.org

Snapshots taken by The East High Alumni Page and photos by class members are posted.

[Previously Posted on September 9, 2011]

The Class of 61 is planning their 50th reunion for Oct 29 & 30, 2011. For information contact Bill Strong at

August 26, 2011

Dear Classmate,
We are progressing with plans for our East High Class of 61, 50th year reunion on October 28 & 29, 2011. We have gotten a great initial response and are looking forward to seeing over 110 attendees. Some folks that have never come to a reunion are planning to come to this one. It is just two months away.

Show me the money

I thank those of you that have already paid ($100 per person for all events.) Thus far we have received payments for 65 people. That means we are over half way home. If you are coming, go ahead and send your money so we can get an accurate head count. If you can only attend one of the events just send $50 per person and tell us which event you plan to attend. If you aren’t going to be able to attend, please also let us know that. I thank those of you that have already told us. We will miss you and may talk about you!

Where to stay

Some of you have asked about hotel recommendations convenient to all of the events. I have checked out several of the East Memphis hotels along I-240. The hotel closest to all of our events would be the Hampton Inn – Walnut Grove/Baptist East. It is just off Walnut Grove just east of the Baptist Hospital. (I-240 exit 13) We have been offered a rate of $79 single or double plus tax. (Their regular rate is $114.) This includes a full breakfast each morning. Call your reservation into 901-747-3700 and tell them you want one of the rooms held for the East High Class of 1961 Reunion. If you plan to use this hotel please let me know so I can try and get them to set aside and hold enough rooms for us.

Send me some pictures

The disc jockey, Alex Ward, doing our music Saturday night has a video presentation of familiar scenes of Memphis in the 50’s & 60’s. He will be happy to customize it for our class, if we can provide him with pictures of ourselves while we were in school and out. The simplest way to do this will be to scan the pictures and e-mail them to me. You probably won’t even have to remove the pictures from an album. If you can’t do this, ask your kids or grand kids. Somebody close by will surely be able to do this.  FedEx Kinkos can do it for you. If all else fails, send me the photos by US Mail and I will scan them and try to return them to you. Be sure to have your name and address on the back of each picture you send.

Who’s Where

Please fill out the attached “Who’s Where” form and return it to me. Even if you are not planning to attend the reunion, your classmates would like to know where you are and a little about what you have done over the last 50 years. If we have enough money in our pot we will put together a printed booklet of these sheets. You should be able to save this document and fill it out on your computer and then e-mail it back to me. Otherwise print it out and fill it out and snail mail it to me. (We plan to put your picture from the annual in the upper right corner of this form.) Or write us a letter. We will try and use whatever you send us.

What are we going to do?

Friday Night, October 28, 2011

        Informal cocktail party and Barbecue Feast at the home of Chloee Kasselberg Poag
        Beer and wine furnished. Chloee is married to Dan Poag, East High Class of 1959.

Saturday Noon, October 29, 2011

Lunch (Compliments of the owner)
at Cruiser’s High Point Hub, Cheffie’s Café 485 High Point Terrace (Chas Mc Vean’s bicycle shop)    Free demo rides available

Saturday Night, October 29, 2011

            Dinner (Heavy Hors d’Oeuvres) at the Germantown Country Club
            Music and entertainment by Alex Ward, long running radio show, “The Pig and Whistle”
            Cash Bar

 Sunday Brunch, October 30, 2011

            Some have suggested getting together for lunch on Sunday. If you are interested, please coordinate with Bobby                     Walker at (901- 682-4870) for exact time and location.

The cost for all events will be $100 per person. If you can only come to one event the price is $50 per event.
Please mail a check payable to East High Class of 61. Please mail it to:

[e-mail for address information]


We are looking forward to seeing you in October.

Class of 1961 Reunion Committee

Bobby and Anita Kay Archer
Barbara Boone Hanemann
Jean Ann Morrison Goodson
Cholee Kasselberg Poag
Martha McCool Young
Max Ostner
Dodson Roberts
Suzanne Smith Henley
Harriet Watkins Porter
Bill Strong
Bobby Walker
Lois Ann Parrish Whittington
Lyn Scheinberg Yukon

Any Questions, contact :

Bill Strong

[previously posted in 2002]

A considerable number of the members of the Class of 1961 joined the Class of 1962 for thier reunion October 5, 2002. Photographs of that event ae posted and can be found with a link on  Class of 1962 Reunion Page.

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