Hazel Park High School Class of 1988 20 Year Reunion
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20 Year Reunion
Hello Fellow '88 Grads!

It is hard to believe that it has already come and gone, but I had a great time at the reunion.  It was great to see so many familiar faces and reconnect with old (no pun intended) friends.  I was fortunate to get re-acquainted with a few of you while planning the reunion and I feel very fortunate to have you all in my life again - you guys are the BEST! (again, no pun intended (Amy)).

I look forward to seeing you all again at the 25th reunion (if not before then).

Take care!
Heather (Morway)
Heather (Morway) Pastorino
Below is the e-mail I received from the photographer regarding ordering copies of photos he took at the reunion (including the full class photo):

An album is now online with your photos from Ray Pachuta.

To view the photos click the link or copy the URL link into your browser's address bar:


It is a pleasure to service your photography needs Please contact us directly if you have any questions.

Enjoy your photos!

Ray Pachuta
Ray Pachuta
23674 Thornton
Clinton Township, MI 48035
For those of you who didn't know, there is construction on I-75 and the Northbound
Crooks Road exit is closed (Southbound is open). Alternate Route -- You can exit at
Big Beaver Road West and take to Crooks Road; go North on Crooks Road a couple miles
to get to the hotel. See you soon!!
In case you missed the last one!

Meet me at Barnes & Noble!
I was hoping you could join me at Barnes & Noble for the event below.
See you there?
Frank Anthony Polito

Author Event
Frank Polito: Band Fags
Where & When: Saturday, September 27th, 4:00 PM
Barnes & Noble
Main Place of Royal Oak
500 South Main Street
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Can Alumni Teachers Attend?
First, Congratulations on everyone putting together this reunion!  Amy, you have always been the "Best".  Paul Kline here.  Now retired from public school teaching but still working with students in the music field.  It would be fun to see my students as adults and wondered if other teachers have ever attended or asked to attend a reunion.  Frank and Eva let me know about the event so I checked out the website.  I plan to be at Frank's book signing earlier in the day, so I thought I would pose the question.  I am currently living in Grand Rapids, still married (35 years), and have two terrific adult children both in education.  (I tried to talk them out of it).  My son, Ian, is just recently married, living and teaching in Illinois with Valerie, an English teacher (talk about hard-job teaching!).  My daughter Leigha, is looking for her first teaching job in middle school science.  If the reunion does not work out, email contact is possible at pdksaxman@comcast.net.  Thanks for the message!
Paul Kline
The Pre-Reunion Mixer will be held on Friday, 9/26 at the Black Lotus Brewing Company, 1 East 14 Mile Road, Clawson, MI (across from Kim Dao's soon-to-open Da Nang Resturant). Come join the fun any time after 7:30pm. CASH BAR (no freebies here - sorry!), and snacks (chips, pretzels, etc.) will be served. BLBC does offer its own menu as well. Check out the website if you have a chance:
http: //blacklotusbrewingcompany.typepad.com/my_weblog/index.html. Hope to see you there!!!
Steven Vargo says Hi
Hey gang - looking forward to seeing you all.  It's amazing how many people I have reconnected with just by putting my profile on Facebook.  Take care and I will see you in September.  Drop me a line if you want to:  Powercub74@yahoo.com.

Take care,
Steven Vargo
Come on guys! There is less than 1 month until the ticket deadline. We need to get moving!! Please purchase your tickets ASAP. If you are not able purchase your tickets until the end of the month, please drop me an e-mail so that I can at least get a better head count.


Amy (Best)


Our next meeting will be held on Friday, 7/18 @ 7:30pm at Amy (Best) Szostek's home in Dearborn!

The August meeting will be held on Friday, 8/15 @ 7:30pm at Mike Rushing's home in Clawson!

The September meetings will be held on Fridays, 9/5 & 9/19 @ 7:30pm (locations TBD)


Please e-mail with any questions or for directions.

Amy (Best)

Making Travel Arrangements?
Our "official" travel agent for any of your travel needs is Melody Harris
with The Travel Department. You can reach The Travel Department at 313-585-7011 or
traveldepartment@ameritech.net. Be sure to tell Melody you're with the HPHS Class of
1988 20 Year Reunion!

Our next meeting will be held on Friday, 5/2/2008 at Heather (Morway) Pastorino's home in Sterling Heights. Thanks for the great meal at the last meeting Kim! It was nothing short of awesome!!! Let me know when the "plans" are final, and we will post a message about it here for ALL to see.

Please e-mail with any questions.

Amy (Best)

Hi everyone!

Please be sure to complete the "Questionnaire" section of the website so that we know what information you want posted in our memory book. If you look at the tabs to the left, it is close to the bottom of the list. Some of the information is the same as your registration info, but it is the Questionniare where you can write a bio about yourself or leave whatever other information you want published. You can also let us know if you don't want your personal information in the memory book.

Thank you!

Your Reunion Committee
Hi everyone!

It's been quite a long time...hope everyone is happy, healthy and having fun!  Has anyone heard from Heather Campbell?   I would like to get in touch with her and see how she is doing. 

Kelly Nixon (Burt)
Kelly Nixon
Tom Ferris
Has anybody heard from Tom Ferris?
Timothy Byars

Our next meeting will be held on Friday, 3/14/2008 at Kim (Dao) Waldis's home in Lake Orion!

Please e-mail with any questions.

Amy (Best)

We will be adding a list of missing classmates to the website very soon. ANYONE who has not registered as a Classmate will be considered "missing". We know there are some of you out there who have visited this website, but have yet to register. Registering doesn't obligate you to anything. It only lets us know that you are aware of the reunion. In order to cut down on costs, and since we know that MOST graduates are no longer at the addresses they were when we were in high school, we are not planning on sending out any mailers. We are relying solely on word of mouth, this website, our myspace page, classmates.com, and a few other forms of advertisement. So, if you haven't already, won't you please take a moment to register. It will, literally, only take you 2 minutes to do so. Your committee would appreciate your doing so. :)

Thanks to those who came to our second meeting!

We have chosen a location -- The Troy Hilton on Crooks in Troy

Once again, please feel free to join us at the next meeting which will be held on Friday, 1/25/2008 at Tina (Taylor) Travis's home in Macomb!

Please e-mail with any questions.

Amy (Best)

The DJ will be playing songs from the '80s, as well as current hits. Be sure to visit
the "Reunion Song Requests" section to provide your input!
What a great turn out!!!!

 How great is that to see a strong MALE influence to help out with the planning. Or were they there to drink beer and say "yep, sounds great" Whatever the case...i am giddy like a school girl and i cant wait to see everyone.              Rich V                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

rich vandervlucht

Thanks to those who came to our first "meeting".  We had so much fun, it was more like a little party that broke up for about 15 minutes to discuss reunion business.    Do you recognize everyone??  The committee (which, of course, is subject to change if anyone else wants to join us at the next meeting) consists of: Left to Right -- Back row: Kristin (Frank) Masi, Joe Carene, Lance Greene; Middle row: Mike Rushing, Heather (Morway) Pastorino, Nancy (Spiewak) Studer, Lori (Turpin) Waldis, Tina (Taylor) Travis, Kim (Dao) Waldis; Front row (sitting): Lana (Hargrove) Hollifield, Karen (Lense) Betzing, Amy (Best) Szostek.  Once again, please feel free to join us at the next meeting!

OK -- on to the important stuff!!!  A confirmed date of 9/27/08 has been set for the reunion, with a casual mixer event to happen on 9/26/08.  We will confirm the location and other details at the next meeting.  However, you are free to begin RSVPing now!  The price will be $90 per person, with an early bird price of $80 per person if you RSVP prior to 4/1/2008.

The next committee meeting will be Friday, 12/7/08 at 7:30pm -- once again at Heather (Morway) Pastorino's house.  Thanks again Heather!  We appreciate you opening your home to us.

Please e-mail with any questions.

Amy (Best)