Dear Horace Greeley Class of 1974 Classmates,

Happy 60th birthday to most of us!!!!  Turning 60 is a milestone, and we hope many of us can celebrate this special occasion together.   We are planning our 60th birthday party for Friday, October 28th through Sunday, October 30th at the beautiful Margaritaville Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida.

Please plan to join us for three (or more) days of sun and fun.  There is an optional head start on Wednesday, October 26th and Thursday, October 27th.   If flying, Ft. Lauderdale International Airport is the closest airport.  Car rentals are available; or you can take a bus from the airport for approximately $5.00.

We are reserving a block of rooms at $229.00 per night plus Florida taxes.  There is a $15.00 per day charge for beach towels and chairs.   Each room at the hotel has a water view (ocean view, intracoastal waterway, or both).  The rooms start on the 11th floor.  The views are beautiful.  All rooms have a private balcony.  Parking is about $30.00 per day.

Carolyn Curto has graciously offered to organize a golf outing for Friday or Saturday.
Friday evening we plan to meet at the “License to Chill Bar” at the hotel.  We are planning a midnight walk on the beach.  Hollywood has one of the best boardwalks in the country (known as the “Broadwalk”).  Hollywood Beach is a safe beach.

We are planning our birthday bash for Saturday evening – cocktail hour, dinner, dancing, and karaoke on the 11th floor balcony and ballroom.  Sunday we are planning a recovery brunch.

Please try to tie in a mini-vacation to celebrate our 60th birthday together.  Life is short.  We all have a lot in common.  We were lucky to go to Horace Greeley High School.  Let’s celebrate life together in 2016 in Hollywood, Florida.

We are trying to get an indication of your commitment to attend this fun event by the end of February or early March.  Please let us know about your commitment, so we can make the necessary arrangements for this great event.  The party will cost about $125.00 to $150.00 per person.

We look forward to hearing from you soon and can’t wait to celebrate with all of you.


Peter Ruppert (203-895-3202)
Elaine Stoia Feldman (914-494-6233)


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