Announcing the 50th Class Reunion

We're Getting Together and You’re Invited!

Friday Evening, August 12, 2016

There will be an informal gathering at Cafe Supreme in downtown Irwin next to the Irwin Post Office at 200 Main Street. Their phone number is 724- 861- 0990. The evening kicks off at 7:30 PM.  Snacks will be provided. Bring your memories and sense of humor and be ready to have a good time. 

Cost: $15 per person

Cash bar

Dress for the evening will be casual

Saturday Evening, August 13, 2016

Dinner and dancing will be held at Banquets Unlimited, located at 544 Caruthers Lane, Irwin, PA.  Leaving Irwin on Route 30 toward the Turnpike, turn right on Barnes Lake Rd just short of the Turnpike entrance, go about ½ mile, and turn on Caruthers. Their phone number is 724-864-1646.

Registration is 6:00 - 6:30 PM
Class Photo is 6:45 - 7:00 PM
Program/Dinner is 7:15 - 8:30 PM
Dancing is 8:30 - 10:30 AM

Sit-Down Dinner Menu
Fresh Fruit Cup
Tossed Salad with House or Ranch Dressing
Chicken Cordon Bleu or Braised Roast Beef with Au Jus and Mushrooms
Twice Baked Potato
Vegetable Medley
Dinner Rolls and Butter
Apple Strudel with Vanilla Ice Cream
Regular and Decaf Coffee and Hot Tea

Cost: $30 per person
Cash bar
Dress for the evening will be casual


A message from Dan Casagrande,

I hope you and your family members are doing well. Can you believe we will be celebrating as the first graduating class from the then “brand new” Norwin High School? I can believe it because I look like my old man on the outside but still feel like a young punk on the inside. Fifty years is special. My intent has always been to hold each of our five year reunions so as many classmates as possible could participate; in short, to keep the event local and the price reasonable. Our 50th is no different. I want all of our graduating class to attend our upcoming Irwin area event in August 2016.  I’m sure we all share the same desire to visit with as many of our classmates as possible.  My twist on making the 50th more memorable was to take a poll once the website was up and running to see if there was interest in doing something special in January or February 2017 together as a class.  Those of us who were serious about spending $1,500+ per person, would collectively decide where to go; i.e. to an all-inclusive island resort or take a Caribbean cruise or some other venue. As background, many attendees at the 50th reunion of Norwin Class or ’65 expressed interest in going to Mexico; but, only 5 couples went on their special outing. Please sign up to come to our August reunion and if you seriously think you would commit to an additional class fling in the first part of 2017, express yourself in the comment section of our guestbook.  Hoping to see all of you in August 2016.


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15 rooms have been blocked at the Holiday Inn Express in Irwin PA by the Turnpike.  See the note below from the hotel regarding details.  Staff told me that reservations can be canceled up to 6:00 pm on the day of arrival.  Also, a Hampton Inn is almost finished next to the Holiday Inn.  Both hotels are very close to the reunion site.  Other hotels that are not too far away are located in the Greensburg and New Stanton areas 

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The following folks have submitted a registration form with payment for the 50th reunion

Dan Casagrande and Maureen O'Neil   Fri & Sat

Roxie (Grasso) and Bob Fontanesi   Fri & Sat

Jack and Jean Zentner   Fri & Sat

Connie (Gray) and Ken Gongaware   Fri & Sat

Paulette (Wagner) and Clint Page   Fri & Sat

Bob and Stephanie (Crall) Martin   Fri & Sat

John (Eugene) and Marge Jadlocki   Fri & Sat

Mary Alyce Frick and spouse,  Gary Chesla   Sat Only


Register now to help with planning and getting things moving.  We will list attendees as forms are received.   If conflicts arise, payments are fully refundable as late as August 1, 2016.

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