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Reunion Schedule

The schedule is set – get ready to reminisce, Class of 1973!  See the complete schedule below, or download the schedule here.  See this weekend’s itinerary here!

View a printable map of all of these locations and other places of interest here!

Findlay Rocks the 60’s

Hancock Historical Museum
Program: Friday, 4 – 6 p.m.
Museum Open: Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Did you visit the Teen Center, hang out at Porter’s Music after school, or frequent The Pub? This exhibit at the Hancock Historical Museum looks at the most popular local bands and the venues where they played their music to dancing crowds of teens.

Judge Reg Routson (FHS ’71) will present his memories of the era. Reg is one of the founding members of the Reunion Band, a Findlay favorite. The program begins promptly at 4:00 pm and is estimated to run for about 90 minutes (leaving just enough time to walk to Findlay Art League for the FHS ’73 artists exhibit). Feel free to move in/out of the presentation to enjoy the full exhibit.  

This is a free event! Just tell the admission desk you are from the class of 1973.

The Art of FHS

Findlay Art League
Private Gallery Reception: Friday, 5 – 7 p.m. 
Public Gallery Reception: Friday, 7 – 9 p.m.
Coffee with Classmates: Saturday, 9 – 11 a.m.
Public Viewing Hours: Saturday, 12:30 – 4 p.m.

FHS ’73 artists will be showing their work at a special 50th reunion exhibition in the Findlay Art League Gallery. Some studied art while in high school and continued their art studies in college. Still others are self-taught, and some didn’t start creating art until later in life. We guarantee there will be an interesting variety of art, and some of the work is literally “out-of-this-world.

There will be a vote for the People’s Choice Awards (no cash, just bragging rights and fun). Be sure to vote for your favorites. Winners will be announced Saturday at The Main Event.

Featured artists include Carol Abbott, Vickie (Sheffel) Aller, Janna Arras, Greg Chatelain, Sue (Sheaffer) Ford, Deb Green, Carol (Rader) Kimmel, Craig Line, Leni Mueller, Jim Pelphrey, Scott Sherman, and Shirley Jo (Cook) Thomas.

A special part of the exhibit will be a Christmas afghan and Christmas stockings created and donated by Nancy (Schulz) Stephani to be raffled with proceeds going to the class reunion fund. Tickets will be sold during the art exhibit, and the winning ticket will be drawn at The Main Event .

On Friday, from  5:00-7:00 pm Classmates and guests will enjoy a private gallery reception to view the creations of our classmates and more importantly, mix, mingle and catch-up with friends old and new. Light refreshments will be served. At 7:00 pm the reception will be opened to the public. Classmates are encouraged to stay as long as they wish…a great chance to meet other art lovers in the area.

On Saturday, from 9:00-11:00 am, Carol Abbott will be hosting a casual coffee in the gallery for artists, classmates, and friends. We have invited FHS art teachers and their students to stop by. Final public viewing hours for the exhibition will be Saturday 12:30-4:00 pm.

A big thank you to Carol Abbott for her enthusiasm and leadership for this fun event. She has been assisted by fellow classmates/artists Sue Sheaffer Ford, Scott Sherman, Leni Mueller, and Jon Stealey.

This is a free event!

Football – FHS v Anthony Wayne

Donnell Stadium
1300 S. West St.
Friday, 7 p.m.

While there is not an official reunion event focusing on the game, we wanted you to know there is a home game. This is a great chance to check out the latest  generation of athletes, musicians, cheerleaders and of course…Trojan Spirit!

Tickets may be purchased at the gate.

Mix & Mingle

Findlay Brewing Company
Friday, 8 p.m. – Close

Here’s a chance to enjoy a fall evening while you mix, mingle, and catch up with friends. There will be a dedicated area on the patio for the FHS Class of 1973. I’m sure you’ll find us – we were never known as the “quiet class!”

Food and beverage available to order off the menu

Fifty years ago, Captain Craig Vandlik led the 1973 FHS Golf team to the Sectional Championship and finished 6th in the District. Other seniors on the team included Pat Jaqua, Dick Coleman, Lee Phillips, and John Beall.

FHS ’73 Golf Outing

Louden Meadows Golf Club
11072 W. State Rt. 18, Fostoria
Saturday, 8 a.m. reverse shotgun start

Mike Webber is coordinating this casually competitive golf outing for our classmates and partners/friends. All teams start at the same time on different holes, 1, 2, 17, 18, 7 and 8, depending on the total number of teams we have.

We have a patio reserved at the course so we can meet after the round to trade stories over beverages, sandwiches, and snacks. Don’t have a foursome? Please join us – we’ll match you up.

$40 per person, 18 holes with cart

FHS Tour

Findlay High School
1200 Broad Ave., Findlay
Saturday, 2 – 4 p.m.

Look for the Class of 1973 sign at the main entrance! 

A lot has changed in the last 50 years…and our alma mater is no exception. Come see what’s new and what has stayed the same since the largest class in FHS history wandered the halls (and courtyard and parking lot and sports fields). Is there still a “senior lounge”? Where is the sculpture? And what are the new buildings for? How do today’s athletic facilities compare with 1973? And what about the nationally renowned music department? We hope to see you there.

This is a free event

The 50th Reunion

The Hancock Hotel
Saturday, 6 p.m. – Midnight

Register here!

It’s hard to believe it has been FIFTY YEARS since the Class of 1973 graduated and moved onward into independent lives. We are so excited to look back at the memories while celebrating the unique individuals we have all become.

The event is designed to provide maximum opportunities to reconnect with old friends and even make new connections with classmates we never had the chance to meet in school (after all, there were only 718 of us!). Our DJ will start the evening with easy background music while we are getting re-acquainted. Later in the evening, he’ll ramp up the evening with a mix of our favorite tunes from high school days.

Registration begins at 6:00 p.m. To encourage mixing and mingling, a buffet of delicious hors d’oeuvres (hot and cold) will be available throughout the evening. The cash bar will be serving your favorite beverages.

Class Photo At 7:00 pm:  As we have done the last several reunions, photographer Randy Roberts will capture this “golden” moment in time with a class photo. Prints are available for $15 each (cash only). Randy will deliver the prints to us before the end of the evening.

WELCOME at 8:00 pm:  After the photo session, we’ll have a brief program featuring a “Blast from the Past”  video of 1973 “happenings” by classmate Roger Kranz. We’ll also announce the People’s Choice Awards for the art show and draw the winning raffle tickets for the Christmas afghan and stockings created and donated by Nancy (Schulz) Stephani (raffle tickets available for purchase at the FHS ’73 Art Show).

After this brief interlude, it will be back to reminiscing, dancing, and making new memories until the stroke of midnight…and then the evening is up to YOU!

Register here!  Cost is $45/person by August 25, $50/person after August 25

Download the schedule here.

View a printable map of all of these locations and other places of interest here!