Class of '73 Reunion
MAY 7-10, 2023
Save the date,
    Book your rooms,
               & Register!

SEPTEMBER 22 | 23 | 24 2023 
Welcome fellow classmates!  It's been 50 years since we all stood at graduation ready to embark on our lives. We have so much to celebrate and the reunion committee has been hard at work planning a great weekend.  We've created this site to help us all stay up-to-date on all the fun events, get answers to your questions and register for the reunion.

There is no overall registration fee, however the separate events have overhead Venue costs we need to cover. No worries though, there is something for everyone! Of course, we hope that you choose to partake in  ALL of the events. We promise you it will carry new memories for you for the next Fifty!

You will be able to prepay for all of the events on this website with Venmo, Zelle, or a credit card of your choosing. If you are still the ‘check-writing’ type, that option is also available.

We would appreciate all registrations to be complete as early as possible, but no later than August 15, 2023.

We are your reunion committee and have really enjoyed reconnecting with each other. We invite you to offer to help, encourage other classmates to join us, and come with an open heart! We can’t wait to see you!
Terri Kuhl, Kathy Kirby Eide, Dick Koch, Brad Schaeffer, Greg Schmitz,
Jane Mairose, Tish Lien, Barbara Thill, Dave Jansa, Kathy Reeve, Ted Thie & Tom Atkins

DO NOW:  Reserve your rooms now to take advantage of the group rate.
Call 605-444-4700 to book your room or click link below to go directly to hotel website.*

Discount code: 50CR


*Note: If you want to extend your stay and would like to receive the discounted rate you'll need to call 605-444-4703.

Hilton Garden Inn
Sioux Falls, Minnesota
Friday, sept 22, 2023
Saturday, Sept 23, 2023
Sunday, Sept 24, 2023
Event & Room Check-In at the Hilton Garden Inn  | 3pm - 5pm
Check into your room and stop by the welcome table
to receive your name tag/tickets for the weekend or
pick it up at Prairie Green check-in.
Welcome Gathering | 5:30pm - 11pm
5:30pm - 6:30pm check-in with your name tag at Prairie Green
Chili, dogs and the sounds of the Crab Grass Crew
Details: Cash bar, casual attire

Cost: $25/per person pre-registered or $30 at the door
(Prairie Green Golf Course, Sioux Falls SD)
O'Gorman High School Guided Tour | 10am
Meet in the lobby of the high school at 9:45am for a guided
tour of your old stomping grounds and see how it's changed.

Cost: Free but MUST preregister!
(O’Gorman High School - 3201 South Kiwanis Avenue, Sioux Falls SD)
Food Truck Event | 11:00am - 2pm
Fun, frivolity and a food truck!
Details: Various golf related activities and other lawn games.
No golf clubs required but bring them if you have them.
Bring your own lunch or purchase from the food truck.
A short "real" golf experience will be available to purchase. Please indicate interest
in the registration form when you sign up for the Food Truck event.

Dress: Outside weather attire
Cost: Free will offering and if you want to enjoy the "real" golf experience,
green fees (with cart) are around $25 (payable on Saturday)
(Hidden Valley Golf Course, Brandon SD)
The Main Event | 4pm - 11pm
4pm - 5pm Check-In with your name tag/ pickup your name tag
4pm- 6pm Appetizers, Cash Bar, Meet & Greet, and Class photo (5:30pm Sharp!)
6pm- 11pm Dinner & Event
Details: Opening program, dinner catered by CRAVE, walk down memory lane,
video by Dick Koch, live music by Tom Bierer and his Big Jazz10 Swing Band.
Cash bar, buffet (which includes hand-carved prime rib and other
entree options).

Dress: Business casual/Semi-formal attire
Cost: $100 per person (limited seating—so RSVP asap)
(Hilton Garden Inn, Sioux Falls downtown)
Sunday, SEPTEMBER 24
Until Next Time Farewell Gathering | 11am - 3pm
11am Mass at St. Joseph's Cathedral
Details: Celebrant is fellow classmate Father Terry Weber—be sure to scroll down for a special
invitation from Fr. Terry (opportunity to sit together) followed by optional tour
1pm - 3pm Picnic at Falls Park

Cost:  $20 for pre-order box lunch or bring your own
Check-in for the Reunion
Friday September 22, 2023
Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Sioux Falls, SD
3:00pm - 5:00pm
You will need to be registered to receive your name tags and tickets.
Hotel & Reunion
Hilton Garden Inn
Sioux Falls, SD
Reserve your rooms now to take advantage of the group rate.
Call 605-444-4700 *to book your room or click link below to go directly to hotel website. FREE PARKING.

Discount code: 50CR


*Note: If you want to extend your stay and would like to receive the discounted rate you'll need to call 
605- 444-4703.
Welcome Gathering

600 E 69th Street Sioux Falls, SD 57103
Our first event will be a Welcome Gathering at Prairie Green Golf Course.
A beautiful setting for us all to start the fun weekend and reconnect with friends. We will enjoy great music, food, and a chance to reacquaint yourself with people you perhaps haven’t seen for fifty years!
Bring some bug spray, and if you are local, we’d love it if you could bring cookies or bars. The venue will be offering hotdogs and chili. And of course beverages (cash bar).

Friday, September 22 5:30 pm - 11pm
O'Gorman High School
3210 South Kiwanis Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57103
Food Truck Event
1708 E. Redwood Blvd, Brandon, SD 57005
Fun, frivolity and a food truck!
We will have various golf related activities and other lawn games—something for everyone! You don’t have to play golf—but if you want to? There’s an option for you, too.
A short "real" golf experience will be available. Green fees (with cart) are about $25/person. Indicate in the comment section below that you want to play a round. Tom Atkins will be organizing the golfers. Dave Jansa will be coordinating the crazies.  
Dress for outside weather, bring your own lunch or purchase from the food truck
(Hidden Valley Golf Course, Brandon SD)
Saturday, September 23 11:00am - 2pm
Who's Attending? 
Look who's coming!  We hope you can join.  We've got so many fun things planned.

If you'd like to buy O'Gorman spirit wear click on the link below.
Letter from Father Terry Weber 
Our lives have been filled with gatherings of celebrations, blessings, sadness and obstacles to overcome throughout these years. The joy of the God-moments in your life--whether it be your spouse, special mentors, special experiences, and of course the blessings of new life in our families-- we have many reasons to enumerate our blessings. There has also been great sadness experienced by many of you from losing family members, so many of our classmates, the loss of regular routines in life caused by the Covid Virus, so many natural disasters, and lastly, the crisis in institutions in our country including, for many, the Catholic Church. (As a priest I am very much aware that the Institution of the Church is an instrument of the Holiness and goodness of God. That would be the divine. But it is also a human institution that is imperfect at times. Such as the harm done by priests who made un-Godly decisions and choices.  As a representative of the church and of the priesthood, I ask for your forgiveness.)  
 The one thing that has been the buoy in my life is what I learned from my parents and from O’Gorman--all things are better faced and handled by a supportive community of family and friends. I am proud to have graduated from O’G and was blessed to have had the chance to return as teacher and chaplain for several years. This fall we will celebrate as a class 50 years. Sometimes I have a hard time realizing so many years have gone by, at least until I look at myself in the mirror. Lol.
There are lots of planned events to celebrate this September, including the Mass on Sunday at11:00am at St. Josephs Cathedral. Faith was at the center of O’G and probably one of the big reasons our parents sacrificed to have us go there. Maybe we have consistently celebrated that faith, maybe we got out of the habit during Covid, maybe we have been drawn away by other important things in our lives, or maybe we walked away from the Church because of hurt and bad experiences. I invite you to let that all go and gather on this day with your classmates and family to thank God for the blessings you’ve had over the last fifty years and to honor our deceased family members and classmates in prayer together. I hope to see you at the Mass and look forward to seeing you at the other events.
Your Classmate: Fr. Terry Weber with some input by Terri R Kuhl
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there any hotel accomodations nearby?
We have secured a block of rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Sioux Falls for $159/night.  The discount code is 50HC.  If you wish to stay at a different hotel there are several options available.  
Do you need any volunteers?
We would love as much help as we can get.  As you can imagine as a 3 day event there is much to be done. We will need help leading up to the weekend as well as throughout the 3 days of events.  Please send us an email using the Contact Us page letting us know you'd like to volunteer and we'll reach out to you with different options available.  Thanks!
Who should I contact if I have any further questions?
If you have any questions we're here to help!  You can use the Contact Us form on this website and someone will reach out you.
Who should I contact if I have any further questions?
If you have any questions we're here to help!  You can use the Contact Us form on this website and someone will reach out you.
Contact Us
Please email any questions you might have and someone from your reunion committee will be happy reach out.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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