JUNE 23rd, 2018



The 20 Year Reunion was a blast but way too long to get together so we have decided to have an annual get together. Come out and join the Class of 97' for our White Hot Summer Solstice Party!


We hope you had as much fun at the 20 year reunion as we did. The laughs, the stories, and simply reconnecting with old friends made the night one to remember. We all agreed that the 10 years from our last reunion was way too long so we have decided to have an annual get together and then a big blow out every 5 years!


This year, we will be meeting at Arlington Race Track on Saturday, June 23rd from 12-4pm, and then the Beacon Tap from 8-12pm. We have established the theme as a White Hot Summer Solstice Party which means you should dress in all white to help us kick off the summer!


If anyone knows, it is extremely hard to get tables at Arlington without reserving and paying for them. We have reserved and paid for several tables in the "Winner's Circle Canopy Tables"  area to ensure we have a place to rest our old bones if needed throughout the day.  Please look for signage in our area. We will be accepting donations the day of to help re-coupe the costs of the table rentals. This will be a family friendly event so please feel free to bring whoever out. You will be responsible for purchasing your admission ticket to the park. Food and drink purchases will be cash as well. If you want to bring in food and drinks, the park allows this, but has strict rules and they do check coolers at the door and a fee applies. Please check their website at

https://www.arlingtonpark.com/plan-your-visit/park-policies for specific rules.









Following the track, we will keep the party going and head to the Beacon Tap in Des Plaines from 8-12pm. Hopefully you can join us in the beer garden to enjoy the summer with your old classmates and keep the good times rollin'! This will be a cash bar as well. If you want, you can show up to this free of charge and just hang out if you just want to catch up. It would be great to see everyone!

Our Area

Arlington Race Track 12-4     The Beacon Tap 8-12

Dress in white to match the theme!

Drop it like it's HOT at the

White Hot Summer Solstice Party!


Saturday, June 23rd

12:00  White Hot Summer Solstice Party Kicks Off at Arlington Race Track

                    Dress in white to fit the theme and celebrate Summer!



4:00    Day at Arlington ends but feel free to stay as the races go to 6:00



8:00    Keep it hot at the Beacon Tap in Des Plaines.

                   We will have a reserved spot in the renovated beer garden Come out for some drinks   
                  to let loose with the Class of 97'.



12:00  Party at Beacon Tap ends



12-?    Grab some classmates and keep the party going! The night is yours!



Saturday 12-4pm

White Hot Summer

Solstice Party

Arlington Race Track

2200 W Euclid Ave, Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Saturday 8-12pm

White Hot Summer

Solstice Party

Beacon Tap

1374 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60018




Mike Chamlin

Tiffany Irwin

Eileen Kerrigan Murdy

Patty Mousel

Brad Petrick

Trinidad Crespo

Patti Ostertag

Steve Bara


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We are looking for any voluteers to plan the get together in 2019. If you,  or a group of you would like to plan the next one, please let us know and we will be happy to pass the torch.