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We're trying to keep the event prices to a minimum in order to make our 50th Reunion as affordable as possible.  Your donation will help defray reunion expenses and subsidize event pricing.  You can make a donation to our 50th Reunion either by check, credit card or by PayPal. 

Checks should be made out to "ETHS Class of '64 Reunion" and sent to:                                       Phil Wanzenberg             1854 Woodbine Ct.           Marco Island, FL 34145

For payments by credit card or PayPal, please click on the "Donate" button below.

To help us better manage our program costs, it would be helpful if you could make your donation by May 1.  Thanks in advance for any amount that you choose to contribute.



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Evanston Twp High School
Class Of 1964

“Come Home to Evanston”

ETHS Class of 1964 50th Reunion

September 12th, 13th & 14th, 2014


50th Reunion Reservations

(The time has come!)

Many of you had previously visited the website’s “50th Reunion:  Registration” page and advised us of your intent to participate in the Reunion on Friday and/or Saturday night.  This preliminary information was very helpful in allowing the Reunion Committee to gauge interest and plan for event room sizes.  Now, we’re ready to do this FOR REAL. 

You should have recently received the Reunion “Calendar of Events” and “Reservation Form” in the mail.  You have the option of making your reservation by filling out and returning (by mail) the hardcopy Reservation Form, or you can now go to the website’s “Reunion Reservations-NEW” page and make your reservation online, paying by credit card.

We are hoping that you have interest in coming back to your roots in Evanston where you spent all or part of your childhood.   Being with your grade school, junior high school and ETHS friends should be an important reason for you to come to our ETHS Class of 1964 50th Reunion...and your Reunion Committee has worked hard to stage great events to make this the best Reunion ever.

Following is a summary of the 50th Reunion “Calendar of Events”.  A full detail, including pricing can be found at the “Reunion Reservations-NEW” page.


12:00 pm                    

Hackney’s on Lake - 1514 East Lake Avenue, Glenview (847-724-7171)

For those of you arriving early, there will be a casual lunch at Hackney’s on Lake for anyone craving a world-famous Hackney Burger and their “Original French Fried Onions”.

Classmates, spouses, dates or partners only.  Casual attire.

5:45 pm                     

Single Mingle Kickoff” at the Hilton Garden Inn - 1818 Maple Avenue, Evanston (847-475-6400)

We invite our unattached (not just for the weekend) classmates who are widowed, divorced or unmarried to gather together to break the ice for those traveling alone to the Reunion. 

Classmates only.  Business casual attire.

6:30 to 10:00 pm       

Meet and Greet” at the Hilton Garden Inn - 1818 Maple Avenue, Evanston (847-475-6400)

Everyone is invited to gather and reconnect with your former classmates in a casual reception format.   There will be a Cash Bar as well as hors d’oeuvres and small bites.

Classmates, spouses, dates, or partners.  Guests are also welcome.  Business casual attire.                    



10:30 to 12:00 pm     

A “What’s Changed” Tour of Evanston - Meet at Bacon School Entrance (formerly South Hall)

We have a hired a bus and a guide who is very familiar with what’s changed in our home town over the last 50 years.

Family members welcome.  Casual attire.

Please be aware that we have almost reached the passenger limit for the bus tour, so we will create a chronological wait list for classmates who make a bus tour reservation after the bus is full.


12:15 pm                    

Lunch & Tour at Evanston High School - 1600 Dodge Avenue, Evanston - Use Bacon School Entrance (formerly South Hall)

You will have an opportunity to sit with classmates from your grade school,  if you wish.  After lunch, Kathy Dalgety Miehls, former Public/Alumni Relations Director at ETHS, will lead a tour throughout the school.

Family members welcome.  Casual attire.

6:00 pm                       

Cocktails, Buffet Dinner, Music, and Dancing at the Glen View Club - 100 Golf Road, Golf

We have planned a more relaxed evening, indoors and outdoors, with a cash bar and a buffet dinner, music and dancing.   For those of you who prefer to just chat, conversation areas will be available.

Classmates, spouses, dates or partners only.  Jacket and collared shirt required for men.            


10:00 am                    

Brunch at Bravo! Cucina Italiana - 1701 Maple Avenue, Evanston (847-733-0917)

We’ve included a brunch at an Evanston restaurant for those who would like another “taste of Evanston”, might want to grab a bite before they leave for the airport, or just would like to spend some more time with their fellow classmates.

Classmates, spouses, dates, or partners.  Guests are also welcome.  Casual attire.  


Any questions about making your reservations should be directed to Pat Richey Wanzenberg at phone number 847-814-0942 or at email


Other things you should know:

Website:  If you have not already joined, click “Join Here” at the upper right side on this Home Page.  You need not do much to become a member.  We hope you will find time to explore the website, create your own profile, contact other classmates, and encourage other classmates to join the website.

Hotels:   A list of local hotels is on our website.  Rates are subject to change.  We encourage you to make your reservations as soon as you can.

Lost Sheep:    See “Missing Classmates” on the website.  If you know where any of the missing ones are, please let us know at

In Memory:  You may want to take some time to look at our website page and see some of the comments that have been posted about our deceased classmates.

Photo Gallery: You also may want to check out the Photo Gallery with pictures from high school and our 4 other Reunions. (If you have pictures from any of our reunions, please contact our webmaster via “Contact Us”.)  There are also some great Videos that you might want to watch on the website.


If you have any other ideas or suggestions, please use “Contact Us” on the website or email them to us at eths1964@msn.comIf you change your mailing address, please email us at

Our webmaster, Fred Brostoff, will continue to update the website as plans get confirmed.  We look forward to seeing you in September.

Your 50th Reunion Committee:

Judy Anderson (Co-Chair), Pat (Richey) Wanzenberg (Co-Chair), Phil Wanzenberg (Treasurer), Fred Brostoff (Website Administrator), Arlene (Avery) Burke, Janet (Bengsten) Leahy, Sue (Blumenfeld) Zipkoff, Preston Cook, Kathy (Dalgety) Miehls, Jim Deerfield, Mark Goodman, Pauline (Noznick) Gerstein, Bob Reece, Phoebe (Richard) Bradford, Donna (Salamon) Bree

For your viewing enjoyment, here are a few ETHS memories:

Also, we've posted some memorable 1960s songs/videos on the "50th Reunion - Class of '64" page and on the "ETHS 1964 Photo Galleries" page.  If you have a favorite 60's song or video that you'd like to see posted, send your request to the Website Administrator.

IMPORTANT:  Your participation is necessary in creating a successful reunion website. At this time, we’re asking you to participate by creating your online CLASSMATE PROFILE (see "Edit Profile" on the menu board at left) and spread the word by referring a classmate or two to our website. Questions, comments, or problems? Use the "Contact Us" link on the upper left side of any page to send an e-mail to our Website Administrator.