Posted on: May 10, 2012 10:24 am

AAHS Class of '82 - Thirty Year Reunion

Ladies & Gentlemen ….. AAHS CLASS OF ’82 ……


It’s time for our 30 – Year Reunion!!!!


After receiving input from a fairly large number of our fellow grads, the following is what I have put together –


The reunion will take place on Friday, August 10th & Saturday, August 11th!

You can take part in one or the other, OR BOTH!!!! It’s up to you!


Friday, August 10<sup>th</sup> will be ‘Family Night with The Curve!’

Here’s the breakdown …. The Altoona Curve will be playing the Trenton Thunder (NY Yankees AA team) at 7pm.

We have 200 spots open for an ‘All You Can Eat Buffet Picnic!’

(I will include the menu at the bottom)

The cost for this event is $23 for Adults & $18 for Children 12 & under …

If we run OVER 200 people, there will be ‘Game Tickets’ available for $9 each (any age). You will be responsible for your own food & beverages if you either choose this option or we run out of space with the picnic.

The PICNIC is going to be ‘First Come, First Serve!’, based on when we receive your response!

If you JUST want to attend the game, and get your own food & drinks, you may choose the $9 option.

If we hit 200 and you have requested the picnic, I will contact you with the option of attending the game w/o the picnic. You will then receive a refund of any overcharges.

UNFORTUNATELY, the MAX number exists, and I apologize for that, but we may not even hit the 200#.

The ‘Picnic’ begins at 6pm and food will be served until 8pm … as I wrote above the GAME begins at 7pm. BEER is available on a CASH ONLY basis and is NOT included in the price!

Please also be aware that there WILL BE a fee for parking, depending on where you choose to park … so please bring some cash!

To sum up :

Picnic – Adults $23, Children (12 & under) $18

Game Ticket Only - $9 (regardless of age)


Saturday, August 11<sup>th</sup> is ‘The Class of ’82 Gathering!’

This will take place at ‘Baby Boomer’s Celebration Hall’ in Sinking Valley!

(address & menu will be at the end of this announcement)

This is an ‘Adult Only Event’ for ’82 Grads and their significant other.

{Note: IF you wish to bring an Adult Child of yours (over 21 years of age) as your ‘plus one’, that’s fine, but if you are married or in a relationship with a fellow Class of ’82 Grad, please don’t take advantage of this stipulation. THANK YOU!}

‘The Gathering’ will take place from 3pm to 7pm, with a buffet dinner, dessert, chips & dips, soda, cookies and AN OPEN BAR!!!!

The cost is $47 per person, and includes all tax and gratuity!

We will have music, dancing and, if the weather cooperates, areas to socialize outside. A ‘VEGETARIAN MEAL’ will be available, but I NEED to know in advance!!!! So please indicate this in some way … ONLY THE AMOUNT of vegetarian meals requested will be available.

The dress is casual, but PLEASE, no T-shirts. Shorts and a golf shirt (short sleeve or blouse), jeans or dockers with a button down shirt, sundresses if you choose …. Etc. No need for BALL GOWNS & TUXEDOS!!!! 8-)

In an effort to establish a PERMANENT FUND for future reunions, we will also have a couple of ‘fundraising efforts.’ We will be holding a ‘50/50 Drawing’, and will also have ‘Basket Raffle!’ Participation in the fundraising efforts is completely voluntary, but would be GREATLY APPRECIATED! If you are planning to participate, bring a little cash along!

I have already received some feedback from a few grads who will be bringing baskets, and if anyone else is willing to provide a basket (again) it would be most appreciated! We would like to have around 20 baskets. If you have any questions about providing a basket, you can contact me at the email address provided.

To sum up - $47 per person covers EVERYTHING (except the fundraising efforts)

3pm to 7pm!


We will also have a table set up to encourage the members of the Class of ’82 to join the AAHS Alumni Association.





If you any trouble figuring out how much you would owe, please contact me at the email address.


An example would be, if you will be attending the picnic with 2 other adults (that would be 3 total) and 1 child, and there will be 2 of you at ‘The Gathering’, your total would be $181. {3x$23=$69, 1x$18=$18, 2x$47=$94


If there are 2 of you JUST buying the game tickets and attending ‘The Gathering’ your total would be $112. {2x$9=$18, 2x$47=$94



PLEASE make a clear distinction with your remittance as to what parts of the reunion you are taking part in, and how many people will be attending!


PLEASE mail your CHECK or MONEY ORDER made out to:

‘AAHS Class of 1982 Reunion’



AAHS Class of ’82 Reunion

PO Box 111

Davidsville, PA 15928


Deadline is June 30<sup>th</sup>, although this is not necessarily a HARD DEADLINE. But you’re taking a chance after that date …..


Refunds for cancellations will be provided if notified BEFORE July 14<sup>th</sup>.

Special Circumstances will be considered after that date.


ANY questions at all, please contact me at aahsreunion82.gpc2@yahoo.com



George Conrad



Menu for Picnic:

BBQ Ribs



Hot Dogs

Potato Salad



Soda (remember, cost of beer is NOT included!)


The Curve game will be played at -

‘Peoples Natural Gas Field at Blair County Ballpark’

1000 Park Avenue

Altoona, PA 16602

(just off of the intersection of I-99 and Frankstown Rd)

If you are taking part in the picnic, plan to arrive at the ballpark no later than 5:45pm as the food will be put out promptly at 6pm and be available until 8pm. Picnic is ‘Rain or Shine!’

For those just attending the game, it is scheduled to start at 7pm.


Menu for ‘The Gathering’

Open Bar (Beer, Wine and Mixed Drinks. If you wish to bring something SPECIFIC, please present it to the Bar Staff upon entering the venue.)

Chips, Pretzels & Cookies will be available before the buffet and throughout the afternoon as long as they last!

Chicken Breast

Penne Pasta with Marinara


All the normal sides

Cake for Dessert

NOTIFY me with your remittance if you require a ‘vegetarian meal.’


‘The Class of ’82 Gathering’ will take place at –

Baby Boomer’s Celebration Hall

248 Stoney Point

Altoona, PA 16601


Depending on which direction you are coming from, turn toward Sinking Valley onto ‘Kettle Road’ at the intersection ‘East Pleasant Valley Blvd’ & ‘Kettle St’ … there WILL be a sign!

Drive 6.2 miles … this is a bit of a windy road, so please give yourself 15 minutes for this part of the drive …

Baby Boomer’s is on the right side of the road coming from this direction … there is a large sign on the right and a small sign on the left … the turn WILL be clearly marked!!

If you need different directions, or get lost, please contact –

Lynn Brown at 814-944-8952



FINALLY … I am attempting to set up a tour of the new Junior High School for those of you who have moved away (or even locals who have never seen it all) for Friday afternoon before the game. There is no charge for this tour, but we do NEED a minimum of 20 people to set up the tour. No time has been set for this, as I want to see what the interest level is before finalizing. Please note your interest with your response …..



Category: General
Tags: AAHS
Posted on: February 13, 2010 9:24 am

2/13/10; What Now? (Post Super Bowl Rut)

We are now one week removed from Super Bowl XLIV. What now?

Twenty-five years ago at this time, I would be in a rut. I might be watching some NCAA College Basketball, I was REALLY into Duke back then. The NBA could hold my interest for half a game or so. If it was an Olympic year, like this year, I would catch some of that as well. I rarely watched hockey, heck, it was rarely on TV anyway. I would not be all that interested in The Daytona 500, although I would watch a few laps and try to catch the end of the race next week. Perhaps a little PGA golf would make its way onto my set. And even though the Pittsburgh Pirates were going through a downslide, I would be paying attention through my local sports page (The Altoona Mirror). There were periods when some of my friends would rent a court and we would play a little hoops, but as far as spectating, I guess my main interest at that time would have been catching AAHS boys and girls basketball games as they neared post-season play.
Post Super Bowl RUT? YES

Twenty years ago was even worse. College and NBA basketball held about the same place in my heart. There was more hockey on the tube and Mario Lemieux finally was getting some help. The winter of 1990 was a prelude to the back to back Stanley Cups the Pens would win the next two seasons and this was the first time I really paid any attention to the NHL's regular season. It would be another five years before I developed any interest in NASCAR beyond the 'catching a few laps' mode. And even though the Pirates were playoff favorites during this time, I paid little attention to the off season. Even local high school sports held little interest for me during this period.
Post Super Bowl RUT? YES

Ten years ago, I began to find sporting events that grabbed me during the winter lull. I had finally started getting into NASCAR racing and looked forward to Daytona nearly as much as the Super Bowl. I finally had the internet, so this time of the year was full of paying attention to everything that was going on in MLB leading up to Spring Training. I watched every Duke basketball game that was on the air, which led me into watching more games of many varied teams. The NHL was in its own lull for me personally, Mario nearing the end and Sydney Crosby not even on my radar yet. But, I would begin to chart the NFL draft within a week of the Super Bowl. I watched quite a bit of golf and had somehow morphed into this guy who loved watching the Winter Olympics. My kids were getting to that age, and I was spending time watching and coaching my son play basketball in addition to taking him to local games. Truly, my children filled the void for the most part.
Post Super Bowl RUT? Yeah, I guess I still had it

Now I find myself in 2010. I have absolutely no interest in the NBA at all. College basketball does not hold my interest for long either. As I age, I find the lack of discipline and teamwork to be a shameful development in the sport. I still enjoy watching high school basketball when there is no "I" in "TEAM". I am paying some attention to everything leading up to Daytona, but it does not hold a place in my life or heart that it once did. Golf has become boring if they are not playing in a Major Tournament, so this time of the year is bland. I am no longer that guy who charts the NFL draft constantly, I'll wait until a week or so before the draft.

So WHAT DOES hold a former sports junkie's attention as I face middle age?

I am VERY into The Winter Olympics. For some reason I find the winter portion of 'The Games' to be more interesting than the The Summer Games. I love watching hockey now, and not just the Pens. As I age I find this game to be refreshing, I guess it's the fact that even though there are 'superstars', no team is successful without involving the WHOLE TEAM. I am watching what is going on in baseball, every team. And yes, I am the eternal optimist, hoping and praying that this is the year the Pirates break through and win at least 82 games. And lest we forget recruiting for NCAA football!

The thing is ...... I am soon turning 46 years old. I am remarried with six children between us. I have my work, and dreams of starting my own business. I find myself starting to plan where I would like to live when all the kids are self sufficient (Myrtle Beach, here I come). My priorities have changed. I still love sports, but there is just so much more to life. It took me all of this time and one failed marriage to learn this. If it sounds pitiful or stupid that it took me so many years to get to this point, please do not judge me. I have friends, and know of many others, who are so locked into sports that it takes precedence over everything else. I look outside of my home here in Central PA and see a driveway that badly needs attention after three feet of snow has fallen while I have been at work all week. There is college and high school issues concerning the kids to deal with. And I still need find time to make sure that my wife knows that she is the most important person in my world.

2/13/2010, Post Super Bowl RUT? I love the NFL & The Super Bowl, but I know that there will be another year (God willing), and football will return. I don't even miss it. So ......

In a rut? Well, yea. Snow, snow, snow and work, work work will do that to a man. But not because of sports. Please take my advice, if you ever find yourself in a rut because your favorite sports season has just ended, open your eyes and look around. The worst 'RUT' one can ever find themselves in is the type that isolates your world .... and as great as sports are, there is so much more out there.

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