If you have an inquiry about the KHS Reunion 2000 or 2005 or about
the next Reunion, please submit that question. The steering
committee will attempt to answer any question you may have here on the
"Frequently Asked Questions" page. Submit your questions to your class's
representative (found on "Contacts" page). No names will be used on this page. If you have a query you prefer to have answered directly,
please send that question to your class's representative or to any committee
person, either by e-mail, telephone, fax, or USPS mail and we will respond
Question: Any updates on another
possible multi-class Reunion?
Answer: Finally, in late 2015, it
looks like the KHS Class of '64 is generating some interest in a 1960-69
multi-class reunion. For information, check out their
Question: Any activity regarding
another KHS Reunion?
Answer: Interestingly, as of the
summer of 2011, it looks like there is a groundswell of support to do
another. Check back here to see what is happening or go to Facebook
and follow the fun at "You
know you're from Kingsburg when . . . ."
Question: I remember an old
Swedish cheer about Kingsburg High. Do you know where I might find the
Answer: You can download and print a
copy right here. This cheer
was written by Florence Larson Schaffer from the first KHS graduating class.
The yell is probably most closely associated with Mr. Harold Renfrow, the
principal of Roosevelt School.
Question: What happened to the guestbook?
Answer: Unfortunately, daily we were swamped
with dozens of pornographic posts to the guestbook. As much as Vikings
seemed to enjoy having a place to exchange greetings, it became impossible
to have both an open guestbook and a family-friendly one at the same time.
We are investigating a secure guest registry that will allow you to sign in
once again while keeping the riff-raff out. We hope to resume this
popular page again very soon. Thank you for your patience.
Question: What's happening as far as another
Reunion is concerned?
Answer: As you can see on the "Other Reunions"
page, a number of classes are having their own reunions. However, that
does not mean that there won't be another multi-class Reunion sometime in
the not-too-distant future. And it's entirely possible that this next
one will be even larger (!) than the last two.
Question: Great googly moogly! Time has
slipped by so fast and I really want to go this Reunion. Can I still
send in my reservation?
Answer: You are in luck! Since people
are so busy and time has a way of getting away from us, you have until noon
on Monday, June 13 to get your paid reservations in to your class
representative. The caterer must be given a final count at that
time so they can prepare enough food for all the hungry Vikings. So,
there's still time, but don't wait a moment longer. If you snooze, you
Question: Are we going to have assigned
seating for the dinner at the Reunion? My spouse graduated from KHS in
a different class from mine and we'd like to sit together.
Answer: It will be open seating .
. . you may sit wherever and with whomever you choose. Remember, this
is a multi-class Reunion and we are just one big happy Viking family!
Question: I'm really getting jazzed up
about the big Reunion. Can you tell me how many people have signed up
so far and from what classes are they?
Answer: We sure can do that. Just
click on the button below and you'll be able to view how many people, listed
by class, are going. Now that the invitations are mailed, you
should see a steady increase in numbers, almost on a daily basis. Make sure you
are among those counted by returning your paid reservation and RSVP card as
soon as possible. We believe that the Reunion is going to be huge!
Question: I heard that the invitation to
the 2005 Reunion is truly outstanding. Is there any way I can see one?
Answer: As always, we can find a
way. And we agree that both the front
insignia and the text
script are extremely classy (in keeping with the theme of the
Reunion!) Just click the above links to download Adobe PDF files of
Question: I recently heard that there was
an article about the Reunion in The Kingsburg Recorder. I live
out of town and don't get the paper . . . could you reprint the article?
Answer: We would be delighted to have you
read the March 23, 2005 article from The Recorder. Just
here to download the article in the Adobe Portable Document Format
(PDF). You'll need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view or print it;
just click on the Adobe logo below to download your free copy of this useful
program (if you don't already have it).
Question: What does the Reunion activities
schedule look like?
Answer: The logistics for the night of June
18 are taking shape. Tentatively, it looks like the doors to the
Convention Center Exhibit Hall will open at 4:45 PM when the Reunion packets
for each individual class will be available. Beginning at 5:00, a
no-host cocktail reception will be held in the foyer for all guests.
Promptly at 7:00, dinner will be served. This sit-down dinner will
feature a double entree of beef and chicken, coffee, and dessert.
Following dinner, dancing and socializing will continue until 12:30
A.M. As you can see, there will be more than seven hours to enjoy that
Viking Spirit once again!
Question: I can't wait for the
Reunion! How do I make a reservation for a discounted room at the
Comfort Suites in Visalia?
Answer: Great question! First, you will
need to call the Visalia Comfort Suites local telephone number (559)
738-1700, rather than their '800' number, and tell them you are part of the
"Kingsburg Class Reunion." You should then get the
$72.00+tax rate for one of the 50 blocked rooms for Saturday night.
They have also saved 12 rooms for Friday night too at the same rate.
Early indications are that the hotel has already taken several Reunion
reservations . . . you'd better hurry. Also, the Radisson Hotel at
(559) 636-1111 has accommodations as well. Both of these fine lodging
establishments are within walking distance of the Convention Center.
Question: The Visalia Convention Center
looks like a great location for the Reunion. I have never been there .
. . how do I get there?
Answer: You are quite right, the Convention
Center will be an outstanding location for R2K5. Just enter your
location information in the blanks on the form below, select whether you
want the fastest or shortest route, hit the "go" button, and
then follow the directions to get there.
Hope this helps.
Question: I am getting really excited
about the 2005 Reunion. Can you tell me what the dress code is going
Answer: It's great to hear that you're
getting excited . . . it isn't too far away now! As far as the mode of
dress is concerned, the best advice to follow is the same as they used to
say in the daily bulletin when announcing the after-game dances:
"Dress is casual, but sharp." Hope that clarifies things.
Question: I'd love to see some of my
"old" teachers. Are former faculty members going to be
Answer: Absolutely! The
search is on to find as many KHS faculty members from the 60s and 70s as
possible. If you know any KHS teachers from that era, be sure that
they know about the Reunion and also let the Reunion Committee know about them so
they can be contacted.
Question: I just received my Reunion 2005
flyer. What should I do with the enclosed postage-paid information
card? Do I need to return if you already know how to find me?
Answer: Glad to hear the mailing found you .
. . you're not lost! You should fill in the card with all the
requested information so your class knows your current address, phone number,
e-mail, etc. and return it as soon as possible whether you plan to join us
for Reunion 2005 or not. Of particular importance is listing a contact
person. This is someone (like a brother or sister) who will probably
know your whereabouts when the NEXT Reunion rolls around in case
you move, change phone numbers or Internet provider, or have a change of
name. We want to be able to find you and this contact gives your class
a good trail to follow. The card is not a reservation . . . it
is only for informational purposes.
Question: The KHS Reunion 2005 sounds like
a very classy event. Do you have any idea how much tickets are going
to be so that I can budget for the event?
Answer: The Reunion is indeed going to be a
very nice evening! Tickets are priced at $48 per person. This
amount covers the cost of hors d'oeuvres, the elegant sit-down dinner,
desserts, the beautiful Visalia venue, music, decorations, printing and
postage, this Web site, and a bit left over to serve as seed money for
the NEXT Reunion. We hope you agree that this is a very reasonable
amount for such a wonderful event. Tons of memories are being thrown
in for free!
Question: Having the 2005 Reunion at the
Visalia Convention Center is a great idea. What can you tell me about
the Exhibit Hall?
Answer: We agree that the VCC Exhibit Hall
will be an outstanding site for our Reunion. The best way I can tell
you about the venue is to send you to their very nice Web site. Check
out the Visalia Convention Center Web site by clicking
Question: I graduated from KHS in the
Class of 1977. Could my class participate?
Question: I graduated from KHS in the
Class of 1978. Could my class participate?
Question: I graduated from KHS in the
Class of 1962. Could my class participate?
Answers: Absolutely! The Visalia
Convention Center Exhibit Hall is large enough to accommodate your
classes. Your first step should be to contact the Reunion
Chairperson to voice your intentions. Then, start spreading the
word and getting your mailing lists in order. Please note that there
may be a slight bias toward the older classes when it comes to music.
The music of the 60s is far superior to that of the 70s. (How's that
for a provocative statement?)
Question: I notice that the classes of
1964 and 1965 aren't involved in the 2005 Reunion. What gives?
Answer: Both classes opted out this time
around since the Class of '64 celebrated their 40th reunion in 2004 and the
Class of '65 is going to have a 40th reunion for just their class in
2005. Of course, any members of those classes who want to attend the
multi-class Reunion in Visalia are more than welcome to do so even if their
classes aren't "officially" involved. This
just in . . . both '64 and '65 are back in the pack. They are
going to be an official part of the big Reunion as well as have their own
Question: That's great news about the 2005
Reunion being held in Visalia. Do you know yet what kind of music will
was such a big part of the 60s and 70s that the Committee put a high
priority on finding a good source of tunes. Already booked is a
well-known Central Valley DJ, Greg Mancini of Mancini Entertainment and
Productions from Visalia. And we guarantee that he will
play "Louie, Louie"!
Question: When and where will the 2005 Reunion be held?
Answer: The next multi-class Reunion is
scheduled for Saturday, June 18, 2005. As of this writing, we don't
have a location pinned down (it's a little bit difficult to find a place
that can accommodate more than 1,000 Vikings) within a reasonable radius of
Kingsburg. This just in: The Reunion will be at the Visalia
Convention Center Exhibit Hall. Stay in touch with your class's representatives (or the 2005
Reunion Chairperson) so that you can be kept apprised of the unfolding
details as well as checking this Web site often for updates. One thing
is certain . . . it will be a blast! Be sure to circle this date on
your calendar now so you won't miss this event.
Question: I'm really getting excited about
the next Reunion. What can you tell me about plans being made and what
can I do to help?
Answer: Glad to hear you want to help.
Right now, it looks like the prevailing thought is that the next multi-class
Reunion will be held sometime in 2005. No definitive plans have been
made as to the exact date or location, but those details should be nailed
down soon. Those plans will be posted here just as soon as they are
confirmed. The best way for you to help at this time is to contact
your class representative (listed on the Contacts
page) and let them know where you can be reached and of your interest in
being a part of this fun event. Also, be sure to let them, or the Reunion
Chairperson, know of your thoughts on when and where you'd like it to be
held. We want as many Vikings as possible to be able to attend
(surpassing the 901 who were at the 2000 Reunion), so we want a time and
place that is convenient and conducive to a large attendance. Again,
thanks for your interest; the 2005 Reunion is going to be outstanding!
Question: Is the Class of 1973 going to have
a reunion in 2003?
Answer: Like every other class that
participated in the multi-class Reunion in May 2000, the Class of 1973 has
opted to NOT have a 30th reunion and will wait until 2005 to join with the
other twelve classes in the next BIG Reunion. Any classmates (and this
is true for any class's members) should keep their representatives notified
of their whereabouts (address, telephone, e-mail, etc.) And be sure to
check this Web site for the latest news on the next Reunion.
Question: Our KHS class is having a
reunion soon. Is there any way to have this Web site post our
Answer: Easy enough to do! Just click
on the link at the bottom of any page ("Other Reunions") or just
click right here! We hope you have a great
reunion and as much fun as we had on May 20, 2000.
Question: I graduated from KHS in
19XX. Why isn't my class included in the multi-class reunion?
Answer: When the original Reunion was planned
for May 2000, the host class of 1970 chose to invite the classes surrounding
theirs in order to have sufficient numbers (at least 500) to allow them to access the
Chaffee Zoological Gardens. To keep the numbers somewhat manageable as
well as having a fairly homogeneous group, the years 1965 through 1975
were selected. Later, the classes of 1964 and 1976 joined in.
Obviously, there had to be some arbitrary line of demarcation; that is, some
classes would be included and some excluded. However, it should be
noted that any KHS graduates were welcome to attend, even if their
class was not an "official" part of the Reunion. In fact,
there were Vikings from the 1940s through the 1980s attending. If it
were to become a Reunion for every class that had ever
graduated from Kingsburg High, the numbers would be astronomical. (As
it was, the 2000 Reunion of 13 classes had over 900 people attending!)
The logistics of accommodating such an large group would be
monumental. What venue could hold a group of that size? How
could you feed so many people in a reasonable amount of time? Also,
the common threads uniting these classes would become tenuous at best if you
had people, for example, who had graduated sixty years ago mingling with
people who had graduated last year (Generation Gap?) What music would
the band play? Guy Lombardo or Kid Rock? Again, no one should
feel excluded since all are welcome. But the committee feels there
must be some structure to who is officially participating. Please
note that the Reunion 2005 has "pushed the envelope" to include
the classes of 1960 through 1963 as well as 1964 through 1976.
Question: What are people saying they want
at the next reunion?
Answer: Although oversimplified, a trend
seems to be developing that indicates most respondents would like to have
another Reunion, in the year 2005, possibly at Wolf Lakes near Clovis, and
have pretty much the same food/entertainment/structure as the first
multi-class get-together. Some of the changes requested or suggested
include better lighting, longer hours, more classes, and cooler
temperatures. So far, everything seems to be "do-able"
(including the weather . . . Reunion 2005 is going to be inside the
air-conditioned Visalia Convention Center Exhibit Hall!)
Question: I have some ideas for the next
reunion that I'd like to share with the Committee. To whom should I
send my comments?
Answer: We'd love to get your thoughts!
You may contact any of the persons listed on the "Contacts" page,
write to the post-office box listed, or (the easiest way) send an e-mail to
the Reunion Coordinator of Classes
who will direct your suggestions to the proper authorities. Thanks for
Question: I only see class photos from
five classes taken at the zoo. Where are the others?
Answer: The classes you see were the only
ones who chose to have class portraits taken that evening. At the next
(!) Reunion, we hope every class will come together for full-class
Question: Is there any action to report on
plans for the next Reunion?
Answer: The KHS Reunion 2000 of May 20 is
still "the talk of the town," but preliminary informal discussions
are being held and fact-finding inquiries are being made regarding a future
gathering of Vikings. While no definitive plans have been solidified,
it is clear that another reunion will be held some time in the
not-too-distant future. If you have suggestions or requests for the
next conclave, be sure to share them with the Committee or with your class
representatives. We want the next reunion to be even bigger and better
than the last one (if that's possible!)
Question: The Reunion in May 2000 was so much
fun and I'd sure like to help with the next one! How do I volunteer?
Answer: In advance, thank you for the
compliment and for your willingness to help. The best thing you can do
at this point is to keep tuned to this Web site for details concerning
preparations for the next one. And I can also tell you that
"working" on the event was almost as much fun as the
Question: I took some photos at the
Reunion. Would you be interested in them for the Web site?
Answer: As they say in Swedish, "Yah,
sure, you betcha!" Everyone sees things from a different
perspective so photos from many sources will give a more-complete picture of
the Reunion. If they are digitized, you can e-mail them to this
site's address or U.S. Post Office mail copies of prints to me or to the
Reunion Committee's P.O. Box address. However
you get them here, we'd love to help you share them with your fellow
Question: Would it be possible to look
again at the guest book from before the Reunion so that I can find email
Answer: Your wish is our command. Click
here and you'll go directly to the pre-Reunion Guest Book. Hope
you find everything you're looking for!
Question: How long will this Web site be
up and running?
Answer: The Reunion Committee has funded the
site through November 2001. It will be here at least until then (and
possibly well beyond then). NEWS
FLASH!! The KHS Reunion Web site has just
been underwritten through November 2005! You'll be able to get all
your KHS Reunion news right here.
Question: Was the Reunion the coolest thing
ever to happen to KHS?
Answer: There is no question about that!
(Assuming you don't mean the weather that night)
Question: How many people were at the KHS
Answer: If you'd like to see how the count came out, click
the button below to
get a class-by-class tally in tabular form.