This letter is going out this week to former classmate. RSVPs due July 27 via snail mail, email, Facebook page or leave a comment on this website. Thanks — see you in September!


                                                                                 July 6, 2015

Dear former classmate and guest,

It does not seem possible, but it’s been 45 years since we graduated.

Hopefully, you have received the “Save the Date” postcard and have marked the 45th class reunion on your calendar for Saturday, Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at Sycamore Hills Country Club, 11836 Covington Rd., Fort Wayne. (For more information visit

We have cordially invited the classes of 1969 and 1971 to join us – the more the merrier! Former teachers have also been invited.

The dress is casual, although no jeans or T-shirts are allowed (shirts should have a collar).

There will be a cash bar, appetizers, a live band, videos and memorabilia, a tribute to classmates who have passed (all three classes), and a few silly awards. There is access to an outside area, so bring a sweater if it’s chilly.

There is no charge for the reunion, although guests will have the option of giving a freewill donation to help fund future reunions. Daytime events, which include a morning motorcycle, ride and lunch and wine tasting at a Roanoke winery (not far from Sycamore Hills) are at the expense of the guests.

Sign up sheets and a Life Brief (for those who cannot attend) is attached. Please fill out and mail back in the enclosed envelope by July 27. You can also go to the Churubusco Class of 1970 Facebook page or website and leave an RSVP in the comment section. We need to know approximately how many will be attending the reunion or the daytime motorcycle ride or luncheon.

For those who wish, reservations for dinner before the reunion will be available – at the guests’ expense – at Sycamore Hills between 5-6:30 p.m. Details are attached.

Anyone with any photos or information on deceased classmates who would like to submit it for the tribute should email it to dawn.ladig@outlook. 

“Lost” classmates1970: Kevin Bricker, Jo Ann Honeywell Diehm,Marcia Beth Jamison, Sandy May Leichty, Brenda Vendrick, Ricki Wildey. Cheryl Meyer Keener. 1971: Mike & Rita Bellinger, Patty Fulk Hanks, Sandy Ebert Smith. 1969: Sue Schumski, Debbie Geiger, Dennis Lamle. Help? Anyone? 



Sept. 19, 6:30 p.m. at Sycamore Hills:

Yes, attending: _______ Just me ______ Me plus a guest______

Sorry, cannot make it: ________

Name and Email address: ________________________________________

  1. Dinner at Sycamore Hills

Between 5-6:30 p.m.

All dinners include choice of coffee or iced or hot tea, salad, rolls, potato and vegetable. Options include: 6-ounce filet with mushroom gravy ($34 ea); Corn encrusted salmon ($28 ea) or Chicken Tuscany ($26)

Chocolate lovers can also order dessert for an extra $6 per serving – a warm chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream and hazelnut sauce.

Reservations are limited. If interested, send in your RSVP ASAP. The meals included at no charge for any former teachers and their guests who are attending the reunion.


Yes, make my dinner reservation(s for (indicate number) 6-oz Filet ________


Salmon_____ Chicken Tuscany _____ Chocolate dessert _____


Name, email: ________________________________________________

  1. Motorcycle Ride

Enjoy a leisurely 2 to 2 1/2 –hour ride through northeast Indiana. Will leave the Churubusco High School parking lot in the morning and ride to Old Trail Road, through Columbia City to Lahr to Lincoln Highway to Warsaw to U.S. 24 to (after a stop at the hot dog stand) Lagro and end at Tom Blackburn’s law office on W. Jefferson in Fort Wayne at approximately 11:30 a.m.


Yes, I will be riding _______ (Indicate number of people)


Name, email: ________________________________________________


  1. Lunch at TwoEs Winery (

Enjoy lunch (and optional wine tasting) and reminisce between 11:30 and 1 p.m. at this beautiful, fairly new winery at 6808 N US 24 E, Huntington (closer to Roanoke and just off 24) Has a large outside roofed pavilion.


Yes, count me (us) in _________ (Indicate number of people attending)


Name, email: _________________________________________________


RSVP – Send to CHS Class Reunion, c/o Churubusco News, P.O. Box 8, Churubusco, IN 46723


Churubusco High School Class of 

1970             1969           1971

(Circle one)

Sorry I cannot attend the reunion in September, but here is a little bit about me and what I’ve been up to.

 Name (include maiden name):

Mailing address:  

Phone or Email address:

What I’ve been doing for the past 45 or so years:  

Employed? Where? Retired? From where after how may years?

Family? Children? Grandchildren?

 Sum it up in five words or less:


Sycamore Hills
SHills CH
Sycamore Hills Clubhouse


Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. —John F. Kennedy

Winery patio
TwoEs Winery outside patio

winery 1


winery 2
TwoEs Winery




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