December 11, 2018 - Wa-Hi Class of 1959 - 60th Reunion Plans

The Reunion Committee met on November 30th in the Board Room of the Walla Walla School District.  Decisions were made as follows:

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 -The Big House, formerly Mill Creek Brew Pub, located on the corner of Palouse and Main Street.  Casual gathering - No Host  - (outside, weather permitting) - Time to be determined.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - Casual Ladies No-host luncheon at the El Sombrero Restaurant located on North Second Street - 11:30 AM. 

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - Bud Kinzer and Roger Muller will be planning a golf outing for anyone interested in playing golf that day.  More info to follow.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 5:00 ish - Dick and Mary Ann Gray will host an informal gathering at their home prior to the evening event at the Walla Walla Country Club.  Details to follow.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 6:00 - Walla Walla Country Club - social time, dinner, program, dancing, visiting, etc.  Jim Reid, member of our class and his Band, The Gems, will entertain us with their wonderful music from 7:30 to 10:30. 

Elaine and Steve Knapp have been in contact with the Walla Walla Suites and have reserved a block of fifteen rooms for the Wa-Hi Class of 1959 classmates at a discounted rate of $118.15 per night for King room (regular rate is $139) and $109.65 per night for one queen bed (regular rate is $129).  If classmates are interested, they should call soon to make a reservation, specifying they are with the Class of 1959 and Steve Knapp has them spoken for and put that room in their own name.    We do have to use these fifteen rooms or the rate will not be discounted.  Steve will need to take his name off of the reservation probably a month prior to our reunion date, so we encourage everyone to make their reservations early.

We will be emailing this information soon to those who have email addresses.  For those who do not, but have a physical address, we will be mailing to you as well.  If you have had cnanges in your profile, or know someone from our class who has, please notify us and we will update our master list. 

We hope you will share this website with others so we can keep in touch with one another.
Wa-Hi Class of 1959

We will be having our next 60th reunion planning meeting on Friday, November 30, 2018 at 1:30 PM in the Board Room of the Walla Walla School District Administration Building, 364 S. Park, Walla Walla, WA    Please join us!
October 29, 2018

I know it is hard to believe, but time has passed quickly and we are once again planning another fun reunion.  This time it is our 60th.  We had a meeting last Monday and actually set the date.  I'm hoping we can get a letter out to everyone within the next month with more details.  Until then, here are the dates we have reserved.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - casual event - visiting, etc.....
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - casual event with dinner and possibly music by Jim Reid and his band.....and lots more visiting!

You are probably wondering why we would choose to do a midweek party.  Other classes who have done this recently have shared very positive comments with us.  So we decided to try it too.

Please mark your calendars and save these dates so we can gather once again and share friendships, stories, and updates about our lives.  If you have any news and would like to share it, please feel free to add something to our website.  Any questions, please give me a call or send an email.  Also any updated email addresses, phone numbers, or physical address changes.

Patty Herring Lucarelli
(509) 525-2821
October 14, 2014
On September 26, 27, & 28 we had a very fun and enjoyable 55th year reunion.  Some of the ladies gathered on Friday for lunch at Southfork Grill and had fun getting reacquainted and shared stories with one another.  Friday evening was our informal get together at the Walla Walla Brew Pub on East Main Street.  It was very well attended!  On Saturday there were various activities – golf, wine tasting, visiting, shopping, etc.   Late afternoon many of us went to Dick and Mary Ann Gray’s home for a pre-party function on their deck.  It was very gracious of Dick and Mary Ann to open their beautiful home once again to all of us.  Saturday evening our barbeque dinner at the Country Club was a huge success.  The atmosphere seemed more relaxed this year and everyone appeared to have a great evening.  During the program there was discussion and a vote taken to pay from our accumulated account the following:

$449.99 to continue our website for another five years

$500.00 donation from the Wa-Hi Class of 1959 to the Walla Walla Public High Schools Scholarship Fund.  The Walla Walla Public High Schools Scholarship Fund was designed to offer College Scholarship assistance to graduates from Walla Walla Public High Schools.

We invite you to go on line at and read more information about this fund.

The remainder of the evening we were entertained by a band, The Gems, including classmate Jim Reid, who is a band member guitarist.  They played songs from the 50’s and 60’s and a lot of us danced until the band finished around eleven P.M.  Our committee heard many praises for how much everyone enjoyed the weekend, and most commented it might have been the best one ever.  So, yes, we will plan to gather once again in five years to celebrate our 60th! 

Check out the pictures in the photo section of this website.  We did not do a group picture this year, but some snapshots were taken.  If any of you have more, please post them on this website.  It is very easy to do, but if you have any problem, give me a call or email the photos to me and I will be happy to post them for you. or 509-525-2821
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