The Chesterton High
School Mini committee has announced the annual 2019 all-class reunion, known
as the Mini, on Monday, July 8.
This year’s events
will kick off with a golf outing at 9 a.m. at the Brassie Club in
Chesterton. The evening’s gathering will be at Gelsosomo’s Pizza and Pub on
Indian Boundary Road where people will start to gather at 5 p.m. The
gathering usually starts to thin out about 10 p.m.
This is the seventh
annual Mini and is expected to be the most well attended yet. The first ever
Mini was held in 2012 in Porter and drew a crowd of 20 mostly from the
classes of 1961 and 1962. Over the years the attendance has grown to where
the crowd in 2018 exceeded 100 classmates. Classes represented in 2018 were
from 1955 through 1967.
“This year we hope
to have many more classes represented as we have had interest from classes
planning 50th and 55th reunions”, said Joe Drozda ’61 who is on the
organization committee for the Mini.
The Mini was set-up
to have no requirements, no fees and no real formal programs like a standard
class reunion. Each person comes when they want, and each only pays for what
he or she want to eat or drink. All food and drinks are ordered by
individuals, off the menu. “It’s just a good chance to see all those people
from your class and some before or after you that you remember from the
halls of CHS. Younger classes are encouraged to attend as well, as all
people seem to like the chance to catch up with their friends and
class-mates”, said Drozda.
Awards are Trojan
Medals (pictured) and given to the oldest class participant, the person that
traveled the farthest, the Alumni VIP, the winners of golf, and a few
grads and fans can go to chsmini.org for details and to sign up for golf and
or let the committee know that they are coming. While on the mini site
people can watch short videos of last year’s mini and a video of the history
of CHS from the perspective of the class of 1961.