Our 50th Reunion

Old Central

“We’re the Best there is Alive, We’re the Class of ’65”

Getting together with classmates, spouses, and guests

September 19, 2015

Chattanooga Golf and Country Club

1511 Riverview Road, Chattanooga, TN 37405

Social Hour from 6 – 7 p.m.

(Drinks available at bar with tickets sold for cash only)

Buffet Dinner from 7 – 8 p.m.

(Prime Rib or Grilled Salmon Filet)

(More about veggies, etc. to follow)

Short Program, Music, and Dancing from 8 – 12 p.m.

Dress is Spiffy Casual

Cost is $55 per person payable by check, money order, or cash to

Treva Jay Schlosshan

4017 Caine Lane, Chattanooga, TN 37421 by August 31, 2015

Check out details about informal gathering on Friday the 18th previously posted on this site and the Class Facebook Page.

Friday Night Social in Conjunction with Our 50th

Dear Central Class of 1965 Classmates:

You are invited to our Friday Night Informal Social 9/18/2015 from @ 6:00 PM to @11:00 PM at 2022 Marina Cove Drive, Hixson, TN.  (A Map is Attached).  The Theme of our social will be, “Support Your Team”.  Please wear the colors or emblem of your favorite High School, College, or Professional team with shorts, or other very casual wear.

Your hosts and hostesses for the evening will be Elaine Tate, Loretta Harless, Sandra Denton, Diane Simmons, Phillip Metcalf, and Earl Kelle.

Please bring enough food for yourselves and one other person and either soft or adult beverages (please imbibe responsibly).  All plates, utensils, napkins and ice will be provided.

1960s era music will be played all night and a photographer will be on hand to take candid photos and a group picture.  It will be a very casual evening to relax and catch up with old friends.

Bathing suits are advised for those wanting to swim.  No skinny dipping at our age (that means you W.L. !!).

There should be ample parking in our subdivision.  Please do not block driveways (a lot of “old people” live in here and they can be cranky and crotchety).

Please come enjoy a fun evening with us.  We are very excited about our 50th class reunion.

Looking forward to seeing all of you,

Elaine, Loretta, Sandra, Diane, Phil, and Earl



From Highway 153 to North (right) on Hixson Pike (Highway 319)

Earl Kelle's Home


Stay on Hixson Pike (Highway 319) past Middle Valley Road and Valleybrook Golf Course to traffic light at Big Ridge Road

(between Kangaroo Express/BP Station and Rite Aid)

Earl Kelle's Home2


Right onto Big Ridge Road

Big Ridge Rd



Stay on Big Ridge Road to left onto Hixson Marina Road.  Take first right onto Marina Cove Drive to 2022 on right

Earl Kelle's Home3



The Year of Our 50th Reunion

Hard to believe it’s 2015 and nearly 50 years since we graduated.  I excited about our 50th Reunion–airline tickets already purchased.  Feel blessed I have several options for a place for Kathi and me to stay.  Please talk to every classmate you come in contact with about or 50th.

Mark Your Calendars for Our 50th Reunion

Message sent on behalf of Patti Averitt Gross:

Date and venue are set!

Main event for our Big 50 will be September 19, 2015 at the Chattanooga Golf and Country Club.  Mixer with no-host bar will begin at 6:00 p.m. with dinner and other activities to follow.

There will be a informal gathering in conjunction.

More info and details on both events to follow.

Big thanks to Carol and Mickey McCamish for hosting our main event at Chattanooga Golf and Country Club again!

Please get the word out to all, especially those who do not communicate on the Internet and social media.

50th Reunion

We are just a year out.

Word of mouth is really important in that all do not have e-mail and Facebook.

Rest assured we will use mail to communicate with those for which we have only mailing addresses.

Rest assured we will call every classmate for which we only have a phone number.

Anybody interested?

Best Alive Spring Break in Gulf Shores in 2015

If you’re interested, the Committee needs to hear from you, or the idea will pass away for lack of interest.

There have been rumblings indicating my (Bob Johnson) involvement in Class of ’65 affairs has been dysfunctional–not my intent, and I will disengage if that is the your opinion.

Your feedback is important to future efforts of the Class of ’65 Committee.

50th Reunion Planning

The Class of ’65 Committee conducted a meeting on September 14, 2013 to initiate planning for our 50th Reunion in 2015.

The following motions were made and unanimously approved:

  • Location to be Chattanooga Golf and Country Club (thanks to Carol and Mickey for agreeing to host us there again).
  • Format to be essentially the same as for our 45th.
  • Committee will strive to keep the cost to $75 or under per couple.
  • We will seek a DJ who plays music only (no announcements unless asked to).
  • We will poll classmates to determine if there is enough interest for a late Spring (after spring break) gathering in Gulf Shores, Alabama for a “Best There is Alive Spring Break.
  • Primary date for main event at Chattanooga Golf and Country Club is Saturday, September 19th.  Alternate date is October 17th.
  • Informal gathering at a location to be determined will be held on Friday evening, September 18th or October 16th.