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February 21, 2015


 Please join the fun!!  Our 50th class reunion is planned for Labor Day Weekend, September 4-6, 2015 in Pierre South Dakota.   Lets celebrate and have a good time!

 Current Planned Events:

              Friday, Sep 4th         Social at the Hitching Horse Inn, 4:30 p.m.
                                               Appetizers and cash bar

             Saturday, Sep 5th    Golf Outing at the Hillsview Golf Course, 9:00 a.m.

             Saturday, Sep 5th    River Outing on the Capital City Queen, 2:00 4:00 p.m.
                                             Meet at the Oahe Marina, Ft. Pierre

             Saturday, Sep 5th    Party at the American Legion Club, 7:00 p.m.
                                             Startells will entertain at 9:30 p.m.

            Sunday, Sep 6th        Brunch Hitching Horse Inn, 10:00 a.m.

             Sunday, Sep 6th           Tour of Dakota Spirits Distillery, 2:00 pm.

Costs:   Costs are to be paid at each event, cash only.   Please do not send in cash or checks.

               Appetizers at the Social           $8.25 per person

               Golf Outing                                 Pay standard fee at Hills View Golf Course

               River Boat Ride                          $12.00 per person (capacity 34; first 34
                                                                 people who sign up)

               Party at the Am.  Legion             No Cost except for drinks

                Brunch                                        $15.00 per person

                Distillery Tour                            $2.00 per person (if we have 24 people)

Appetizers at the Social and Sunday Brunch are cash-only.  We (classmates) will be collecting payment at the door.  Please have the correct change.  Join us at the Social even if you decide not to have appetizers.  A cash bar will be available at the Social.  Event addresses are listed below.

Please RSVP by August 15, 2015, if you plan to attend.

Let us know what other activities would be of interest to you such as a tour of the Oahe Dam or the State Capitol Building as a group; recreational activities (tennis, pickle ball), etc.  

We dont have current addresses for everyone, so please help spread the word to your classmate friends. 

Contact us at riggsclassof65@gmail.com if you have questions or just to say hello.  Wed love to have some feedback!   You can also comment on our web site and facebook page.  

Committee:    Ron Walpole, Gerry Boocock, Nancy Carothers, Cheryl Renville, Dave Lindekugel, Diane Larson, Gary Bren, Gaylord Sonnenschein, Larry Kleinschmidt,  Cathleen Pendowski.

Bob, Bob, and Ron (and Dana too) will be at the 50th class reunion!  We hope you plan to join them in Pierre over Labor Day weekend.  This is a photo of the Senior Kiwanians of 1965.  Bob Moore, Bob Brown, and Ron Walpole, not pictured are Dana Erikson and Jack Robinson

Hitching Horse Inn
635 North Euclid Avenue
Pierre, SD
605-280-4093, after 5:30 p.m. 605-494-0550
 Hillsview Golf Course
4201 E. Highway 34
Pierre SD - 605-773-6191
Oahe Marina
20422 Marina Loop
Ft Pierre SD (Take Highway 1806 north from
Ft Pierre Oahe Downstream Recreation Area)
American Legion Post 8
520 S. Pierre Street
Pierre SD
Dakota Spirits Distillery
3601 Airport Road
Pierre SD


Class Website:  www.riggshighclassof65.com
Facebook Page:  T.F. Riggs High Class of 65
Class Email: 

 For lodging information, contact Pierre Chamber of Commerce at 605-224-7361
or 800-792-2034     

Chamber lodging website:  www.pierre.org/visit-lodging.htm

Please RSVP by August 15, 2015, if you plan to attend.

October 20, 2014

Startells to Entertain
Riggs High Class of 1965 50th Reunion Labor Day Weekend 2015

We have great news! The Startells have reunited. The band has very
generously agreed to entertain us with the classics we loved all those
50 years ago.

The Fantabulous Startells will appear at our 50th Class Reunion on September 5th.  Members of the band will include Lyle Stuart, Randy LeBeau, Richard Sayner, Gary Darland, Barry LeBeau, Comet Haroldson, and Gordie Zens.  Well see you there!

Photo circa 1964-1965.  Pictured above:  (l-r) Richard Sayner (Class of 1964), Lyle Stuart, and Randy LeBeau.

Join us at the American Legion party room for a Saturday evening of
conversation, reminiscence, and some Rock'n'Roll.

We are adding more events for the weekend and will send you the info
as soon as plans are firm. Please let us know if there is something in
particular you wish to do. Also, please help us spread the word let
your classmate pals know. Contact us at riggsclassof65@gmail.com .

Sept. 20, 2014

T.F. Riggs High Class of 1965 Golden Anniversary

Mark your calendars for a reunion gathering on September 5th 2015 in Pierre. It will be a casual event at the American Legion Party Room from 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.  Please bring a simple snack to share and enjoy the evening, no admission charge. You may order beverages from the Legion, pay-as-you go.

The reunion is on Labor Day weekend. If you would like to plan other activities during the weekend, please feel free to do so. We will add it to the agenda.

We have planned a Friday night mixer at the Hitching Horse Inn, and a ride on the river boat Capital City Queen!

Weve added a golf outing to our class reunion festivities.  It will be held on Sept 5, 2015, at the Hillsview Golf Course in Pierre.   Please let Gerry and Gaylord know if you want to participate by sending an email to:   riggsclassof65@gmail.com .    Well add your name to the list and send out details as we get closer to the date.   See you on the links!

Check our hotel list for a place to stay or you may contact the Pierre Chamber for lodging information: http://www.pierre.org/visit-lodging.htm

Feel free to post your comments here on the website. Your classmates will enjoy hearing from you.

Please help us spread the word! Many of the postal and email addresses we have are outdated. Please ask those you are in contact with to send us their current address so we can update the list: riggssclassof65@gmail.com Thank you!

Current reunion committee members: Ron Walpole, Gerry Boocock, David Lindekugel, Cheryl Hinsey Renville, Nancy Gilles Carothers, Gaylord Sonnenshein, Dian Davis Larson, Gary Bren and Cathleen Ducey Pendowski. You >may contact us at riggsclassof65@gmail.com.

See you in September 2015!


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