Orono High School
Class of 1971
Reunion Invitation

Please join us for our 50 year reunion on Saturday August 28, 2021

Main Reception
4:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Dinner at 6:00

Purgatory Creek Park Lambert Pavillion
(a large, open air shelter with restrooms)
13001 Technology Dr, Eden Prairie

Social hour, dinner, music, program, more social hour

  • Featuring:
    • The Jeff Dayton Band
    • Program with Master of Ceremony Terry Tollefson
    • Picnic dinner: barbecue, salads, soft drinks, beer and wine provided
    • TAT Productions

Suggested Price: $35.00 per guest
(more if you can, less if you can’t– refundable if you can’t make the event)

Regarding COVID: we will be following the Minnesota State guidelines for outdoor gatherings. There is no mask requirement but if you are not vaccinated, wearing a mask is recommended while maintaining social distance. Hand sanitizer and masks will be available to all guests. If you show symptoms of illness, you are advised to stay home.  We will miss you; your payment will be refunded.

Schedule of activities

Class of ’71 Reunion Kick-off

Coffee and Donuts at the Orono Activities Center
795 N. Old Crystal Bay Rd, Long Lake MN
(This is a 2019 addition to the high school campus with a community fitness center, pool, and gym)

Tours of High School and Activity Center

12:15 – 1:00pm
Lunch in Long Lake (on your own, invite a classmate!)
or BYO picnic on High School or Pioneer Museum grounds

Museum talk with staff member and Orono alumnus Bob Gasch
Pioneer Museum – Western Hennepin History Center
(former Long Lake Elementary School building)
1953 West Wayzata Blvd
Long Lake MN

The museum will be open that day from 10:00 – 2:00 so people can visit over lunch. Their website offers a preview of community history and artifacts.

The Reunion Reception and Dinner
4:30 – 10:00pm
Purgatory Creek Park Lambert Pavillion
13001 Technology Drive, Eden Prairie MN

4:30 Registration
Find your nametag, social hour, snacks and refreshing beverages

5:30 Introductory comments and group photo

6:00 Dinner
BBQ buffet, beer/wine/pop/water
Music by Jeff Dayton and friends
More mixing, reminiscing and telling of stories

10:00 Park closes
Formal reunion ends (but private parties can move to other venues)

To be part of this once-in-a-half-century event, register online now!

Registering helps us plan for food and drinks, but even if you forget to register, or decide at the last minute, you will be welcome. Please come!