APRIL 2018 


Sadly, we have lost another friend and classmate.  Robert Sjoberg passed away on February 4, 2018.  He was a resident of Green Cove Springs, Florida. 

WRAP-UP- 2018 Sunshine State East Coast Get-Together
The March 1, 2018 event in Port St. Lucie went very well.  Attendees gathered at former McKeesporter Chuck McLaughlin's restaurant - Bonefish Mac's Sport Grill in Port St. Lucie.  The weather cooperated and all attending had a great time.  Unfortunately, several people planning on coming had to cancel at the last minute due to scheduling conflicts, minor maladies and injuries, etc., but those who made it enjoyed themselves.  We plan to continue this annual winter tradition and Chuck already is looking forward to another party in 2019!  Consideration will be given to hosting an event on the west coast of Florida in 2019 after receiving a number of requests from Gulf Coast residents and vacationers.  A decision will be made in the fall.



FRIDAY - AUGUST 17, 2018STRATIGOS BANQUET CENTRE, 131 Colonial Manor Road, North Huntingdon –
6:00 – 10:00 pmBirthday Party and Dinner.  Our 70th birthday party will go on as planned.  The party will be a casual affair with NO FORMAL PROGRAM…just an evening of food, music, and socializing with old friends. We will provide the menu in the next update as well as how to request accommodation for special requests for those with food sensitivities/allergies.  

If you would like to attend our 70th Birthday Celebration and your name is NOT on the Attendee List, simply send me a note using the "Contact Us" tab on the left indicating the number attending (1 or 2) and I will add your name to the list.  If your name is already on the list and you find that you are no longer able to attend, once again, send me a note using the "Contact Us" tab and I'll remove your name from the attendee list.


The cost to attend the Birthday Party is $35 per person.  Please make your check payable to:  MSHS '66 and send to:  Jim Duffy, 226 Main Street, Irwin, PA 15642.  Payment deadline is July 1, 2018.


We recently learned that CELEBLAST VI will be held on Saturday evening, August 18 at the Boston Waterfront Restaurant beginning at 7:00 pm.  Several classmates coming from near and far to attend our 70th Birthday Celebration indicated that they are "on the fence" about attending our class picnic opting instead to attend CeleBlast.  And, let's be honest--we're not as young as we used to be and partying from noon when the picnic was scheduled to begin until midnight if attending CeleBlast is probably not happening for the majority of us!  After the Committee members took into consideration the time, effort, and cost to hold the picnic coupled with only moderate interest, it was agreed that we would forego the picnic featuring instead Celeblast as a great option to extend the opportunity to socialize with not only our Class of '66 friends, but many old friends graduating in the years before and after us! Within the next week or two, refunds will be sent to those who have paid for the picnic.  

Many of you may remember a terrible flood a couple of years ago demolished the old Boston Waterfront Restaurant BUT rebuilding is underway!  The new Boston Waterfront Restaurant is scheduled to reopen for business in early June!  No advance reservations are required, there is no charge for admission and food and drink will be plentiful and available for purchase.  With both indoor and outdoor gathering places, there will be plenty of room to munch, mingle and dance to your favorite Oldies.  Our classmate, Tom Katona, is taking the lead in planning the details for CeleBlast VI and will post updates on Facebook throughout the next couple of months.  The Boston Waterfront is located at 2422 St. David Drive, Boston, PA 15132.  The facility will have handicap parking and accessibility.  I will continue to keep you informed in future updates as I learn new information.  

Things to keep in mind

  • If you have not yet responded to our 70th Birthday Party, please do so as soon as possible...you won't regret attending...we always have a great time when we are together...AND we'll miss YOU!!
  • It's official! The dates for International Village 2018 are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thrusday August 14, 15, and 16!  Thank you to all who answered the call and provided me with the correct dates!  I knew you wouldn't let me down!  Much appreciated!
  • Although our blast email list still continues to grow, we still have many classmates not on the list and unaware of upcoming events.  When you speak with or run into former classmates, please share information about our upcoming 70th Birthday Party Weekend and encourage them to visit our website to learn what the MSHS Class of ’66 is up to!  


ONGOING - Consider dropping by the Twin Oaks Lounge on the first Wednesday of every month (6:00 hour) to spend some time with former classmates and McKeesporters while enjoying a bite to eat.  Twin Oaks is located in the Rainbow Village Shopping Center in White Oak.    

Change of Address – If you have a change in your contact information (address, phone number or email address), please drop me a note and I will update our records.   
If you have ANY questions, please contact me using the "Contact Us" tab on the left.  Your message will come only to me and I will respond promptly. 

I hope to see many of you in August and look forward to hearing from you anytime!

Donna Juhasz Bruce