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For making this the best reunion ever.  As we were working through the planning of the 50-year reunion – we wondered if we were over-planning.  You know a party just isn’t a party if no one shows up.  We should have known that with our class of 1967, the response would be overwhelming with almost 300 classmates in attendance.  We had a few glitches but you all seemed to take it in stride. Thanks to all of you who attended and helped to make this such a wonderful event.  It was such a joy to see all of you.

AND a very special thank you to the following folks who donated time, materials and money and were critical to making this event what it was.

Al Dieckman and Mike Willis – for organizing and managing the Golf Event, dinner and get together on Friday.  Still not sure who won, but a fun event to kick off the weekend festivities.  This is an annual event, so check the website for the next one.

Lynn Peterson Crandall, Odin Rondestvedt, Dale Rhotehamel, Sue Risedorf – for being the Meet and Greet for the event.  Your organization and smiles were a great way to start. 

Kay Carlson Pillo – for doing a spectacular job with the flowers and donating her time.  The arrangements were beautiful and they really brighten up the tables.

Steve Evans – for once again being our perfect MC and dancing partner extraordinaire (with several partners at one time – so talented).

Scott McClellan – for making sure we had a playlist from our youth and finding us a talented, fun DJ in addition to being our ‘financial manager’.   He was instrumental in us being able to put on a truly memorable event.

Nikka and Kyle Dieckman – for managing the Photo Booth and all the photography.  This was such a fun thing – hope you all had a chance to participate.  We will be posting the pictures on the website soon.

Jim Peterson – for assisting in so many ways from conducting the memorial for our deceased classmates to cooking burgers at the picnic, in addition to whatever Marilea need additional help with!

John Holms – for putting together the memorial sideshow.

Melody Peterson Robinson – for designing and painting all the signage.

Christopher Carlson – for tirelessly scanning all the classmate and yearbook photos for the displays. 

Paula Blanchette and Melanie Byrne Kennedy – for putting on a great picnic Sunday that included a fun quiz about our high school years.  They ordered perfect weather and fun was had by all.  It was a nice way to end a great weekend.

Classmates that donated extra money to the event – we know who you are and can’t tell you how much we appreciate it.  This was an expensive event and every dollar was used.  We do have very generous classmates.

Reunion Committee husbands – it is hard to say how much your support meant over the months of planning and execution.    

It was the pleasure of the Reunion Committee to plan this reunion for the BEST CLASS ever – Renton High School 1967.

If you have questions, don't hesitate to contact one of your reunion committee members

Michelle Cooper Dieckman 425-226-8065, Gaye Faull McClellan 206-270-8777, Claudia Buck Carlson 206-498-3646, Kris Lund Whiteaker  925-876-8175, Marilea Peterson


I wanted to send a thank you to the whole committee who put together the reunion. You did a fabulous job and please know I recognize all the work it must have taken and the time you put in to make It such a memorable event. I was having trouble walking around and was bummed I didn't get to visit with a lot of people. Come to find out I had a slipped disc which is why standing and walking was so hard. Bummer. Hoping to be more healthy at the next one down the road. Anyway, enough of me. Again, thank you to all for the great reunion! It was special. Love, Tanya Toschi


It's been almost a week and I'm still aglow from the fabulous time I had at the Reunion. Once again a huge thanks to all of you that made this possible. I couldn't sleep after I got home and spent most of the night keeping Linda awake. The Class of'67 lived up to it's billing. Linda was so impressed with everyone she met and saw the warmth that makes this class the Best In Show. The evening was nothing less than enchanting. Never to be forgotten. Steve Harer


Thank you to the entire crew who drove this great event: Thank you all for a wonderful evening and picnic! It warmed my heart to see those I was able to visit with. Thank you all so much for the Herculean effort! If possible, could the Attendees be reposted? I'd like to see those I missed. Thanks again so much! Carla VanOrnum Bramble


Let me start with an apology for not making it to the picnic, which I had fully planned on attending and leaving the reunion earlier than I had planned to. Suffice it to say, I received a text message and had to leave to drive back to Arizona Sunday morning. Three days sooner than I had planned. I didn't get a chance to say goodbye to a lot of people that I would have liked to spend more time with.
I always have a great time at our golf outing. Always fun to see old friends. To all of those of you that organized the reunion, what a great job you did. Kudos to whoever put together the PowerPoint presentation of the memorial of our classmates that are no longer with us. I had to step outside for a breather. I really got choked up watching it. I will treasure the memories of the last two days, till the day I die. Thank you for everything, Larry Samples


The 50th Reunion Picnic was very enjoyable. With such a large class it is difficult to have known a large percentage of the group. But you are all delightful and I enjoyed visiting with all that I could before heading back to Vancouver WA. And the spread was amazing. Thanks Melanie and all who organized all the food. Darryl Nash


What a great 50th reunion!!!
Thanks to Claudia,Gaye,Kris, Michelle and Marilea....the core organizing team...a job well done!!! and thanks to many more "helpers" that worked on the set up and tear down. Kay Carlson Pillo


Hi and a million thanks,
The best reunion ever--except for the major Charley horse I got in the middle of the night. I think the dancing part I did Ok but it was that damn conga line that got me. The whole night was great and the picnic was wonderful. It was the most fun I've had in ten years. I'll be there (I hope) for the 60th even if I'm in a walker.
See ya next time and again thanks for all the hard work. Carole Bogh Scott =================================================