20th Reunion Recap
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2005: The Twenty-Year Reunion
Like Gaul during the time of Julius Caesar, the 2005 reunion was divided in three parts.
I. The Golf Tournament
The golf tournament was held on the afternoon of Friday, June 17, at the Eaglewood Golf Course, in the middle of what was described as "a hurricane without the rain." Seventeen golfers braved the wind to swing their mighty clubs in order to get a small ball into a slightly bigger hole. Only one team could emerge victorious, and when the dust settled (or rather, as the dust kept getting blown by the wind after they finished nine holes) that elite team consisted of Ryan Gold, Steve Bryson, Nate Leishman and Keith Ludwig.
But team honors were not the only ones to be had. In a solo performance that will be remembered as long as this web page remains, Brett Balderston got the lowest score, edging out stiff competition. Meanwhile, Ryan Gold (and please note the restraint used by the author here in not making a cheesy pun on Ryan's last name, such as "went for the gold" or "won the gold") covered himself in glory by winning not only the longest drive competition, but also the closest to the pin contest.
Those interested in a statistical breakdown of the golf game can download an Excel spreadsheet here.
II. The Informal Get-Together
Due to the aforementioned wind, the informal get-together on Friday evening was moved from the baseball field into the Bountiful High School lobby. We hope everyone who arrived saw the signs and made it over, but it's possible there are still some members of the Class of '85 wandering the baseball field, looking for the free soft drinks.
Despite the change of venue, turnout was good. Several cases of mistaken identity were soon resolved by the use of nametags. Check back here for pictures which will be uploaded soon.
III. The Reunion Dinner
The reunion dinner was held at the Little America Hotel in Salt Lake on Saturday, June 18. The doors opened at 6:00pm and soon nearly 200 people had arrived. Prior to the dinner, classmates and their spouses socialized, looked at the memorabilia display, and entered the raffle for various prizes.
Shortly after seven, dinner was served. The buffet featured roast barron of beef, chicken teriyaki, parsley buttered potatos, fresh vegetables and fruits, various salads, and assorted pastries. During dinner, a large screen display featured pictures taken during our high school experience, with music from the '80s playing in the background. Eden Johnson Ellingson presented several awards to various attendees, provoking much laughter.
After the dinner, the awards and the raffle prizes, people lingered in the dining room for hours, catching up with old friends. And that's really what the whole reunion thing's about, isn't it?
Check back later for pictures.