DHS '71 50th+1 Reunion Information

Last Updated: May 18, 2022

Everyone must complete the DHS '71 50th+1 Reunion Registration Survey! Login from the home page first and then select the navigation link to the survey. You can always change your selections later if needed.

Hotel reservations need to be made by July 1st to get the bulk rate.

Payments for the Informal Meetup and Main Event are due by July 15!

DHS 1971 Class 50+1 Reunion Weekend Info

*** August 19-21, 2022 ***

Important Update: Dearborn Hills Golf Club had to close for the year sue to extensive flood damage repairs. We were able to find new locations for our main dinner event and golf. See Reunion Details below. Due to cost increases, the cost for Saturday’s event was increased by $5.

Friday, August 19th, 2022

3:30 pm Dearborn High School Tour (max 30) - more tours can be added if needed

7:00 pm Informal Meetup at Ford’s Garage – 21367 Michigan Avenue in West Dearborn (next to the Train Station.)   The evening includes light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar with our party having two banquet rooms to ourselves to hang out and catch up.  For those who haven’t been to Dearborn lately, Ford’s Garage is modeled after a 1920’s historic gas station complete with vintage Model A’s out front and has great food and a large beverage list, which should satisfy the tastes of all.  Cost: $30/per person.

Saturday, August 20th, 2022

1:00 pm Current Dearborn tour given by Mike Kirk. This tour of Dearborn will be available during the day.  It will be a bus trip from West to East areas featuring artist’s studios, unique bars, markets, shops, etc.  Cost: $30/per person


6:00 pm Dinner at Park Place Banquet Hall - 23400 Park St,, Dearborn is the main event where you will see the many who are coming.  We will have a great three entrée buffet with side veggies, salads, breads, rolls and desserts, plus a cash bar with an outdoor patio. After the dinner program, enjoy a DJ and dancing. Cost: $60/person.

Sunday, August 21th, 2022

Reunion Golf Outing -  Our golf outing on Sunday has 9-9:30 am tee times and will be using a  Captain’s Choice or Best Ball Scramble format. Cost is $48 which includes a cart. No prepayment is required as you will pay at the course. Location is Whispering Willows Golf course in Livonia at 20500 Newburgh Road, 248-476-4493. Steve Bird will contact those who submit an interest in participating with additional information.

11:00 am Lunch at Leon’s - 23830 Michigan Avenue (just east of Telegraph Road).  We have arranged for the banquet room at Leon’s for a late morning brunch for those interested in continuing to chat after our Saturday night gig!  Cost: Individual payment.


Accommodations

We have arranged a block of rooms with a group discount at the Hampton Inn (3 stars) at 22324  Michigan Ave. in downtown West Dearborn for $159 per night plus a modest parking fee. Reservations must be made by July 1st to get this rate. For reservations, contact the hotel at 313-562-0000 and tell them you are part of the Dearborn High School 1971 Reunion. The block code is "DHS". We are sorry for any confusion about the hotels and rates specified earlier. No evening shuttle service is available.

There are many new restaurants and bars within the downtown West Dearborn district, including Mint 29, Dearborn Brewing, Jolly Pumpkin, Great Commoner, Modern Greek, Paradise Biryani, Blue Fish, Buddy’s, Malek el  Kabob, Sheeba’s, Unburger, Qahwah Coffee House, Famous Burger, Mongolian BBQ, Dave’s Hot Chicken, Buffalo Wild Wings, Lue Thai, Moose Martini, Common Grace Coffee House, Red Martini, Bar Louie, Le Cigar, Frida’s Mexican, Don Taco, Biergarten, The Himalayan Flames, District 12, and many others (like the old New Place Lounge!).


We Need to Know If You Can Attend

Let us know your plans: If you are interested, please complete the survey on this website at https://www.dearborn71.com/member_survey_form.cfm?SurveyID=37985  A registration form will be emailed shortly for you to complete and mail which will help confirm everyone's planned attendance and finalize payments.

Payments

Payment to confirm your attendance will be due no later than July 15, 2022. You can make a payment by sending a check payable to Nancy Siwik, 2425 Banner, Dearborn, MI 48124 or you can pay via Zelle, Venmo or PayPal to nancyswork@aol.com.  Please include “DHS Class of 71 Reunion” in the note section so Nancy will know it is for this event.  Costs for the Current Dearborn Tour will be shared so everyone will be notified by June via email of the expected cost for payment after people submit their interest.

Questions?

Call Alice Thornton Lopez at 313-303-6474.or email the Reunion Committe at: dhs1971reunions@gmail.com.


Your 50th Reunion Committee

Gary Gardner (Chair)
Shelly Bell
Steve Bird
Craig Butler
Catherine Copp
Barbara Hilbert Kaier
John Kazanowski
Mike Kirk
Alice Thornton Lopez
Suzanne Noland
Nancy Swick
Colleen Terry