SAVE THE DATE: September 12-15, 2019,2nd Annual Panther Gathering
When:Thursday, September 12 to Sunday, September 15, 2019.
Where:YO Ranch Hotel, 2033 Sidney Baker, Kerrville, TX 78028.
Who:All classes of Permian High School from 1960-1970 and their guests.
How:You can register to attend on the reunion website at www.phspanthergathering.com.
Cost:The cost is $80 per person plus the discounted cost of your own room.
The Class has reserved a block of 200 rooms at the YO Ranch Hotel at a reduced rate of $99 per night. To guarantee you room at the discounted rate, you must call before NOON, August 13 and identify yourself as attend 2nd Annual Panther Gathering (Permian reunion). The number to call is 830-257-4440 (YO Front Desk) or visit https://reservations.travelclick.com/12007?groupID=2583266. For those with mobility issues, please request a first floor room nearest to the front desk and the meeting rooms.
The cost covers two dinner meals on Friday and Saturday, all hotel facilities, the DJ for the Saturday dance, the websites, and snacks. If we can raise the money from the generosity of Sponsors and Donors, we will add at no additional cost to a third lunch meal on Saturday. The bar at all events with be a cash bar. We have increased the cost because last year's event lost money which the Class of '66 covered. The breakeven point for this year's event at $80 per person is 250 attendees.
Activites/Entertainment- We are still planning the activities and entertainment. The purpose of the get-together and all activities is to provide a venue for people to make and renew old relationships and memories. Check the websites for more information. The events so far include:
DINNER DANCE- Saturday with your favorite '60's music.
MUSICAL SESSION- Talents of many Permian performers. Mike Campbell, John Colgin and Judy Benson Boyer will sing!!!!
COOKING CLASS- A cooking class with Phyllis Hunter '67. Enrollment for the class is limited to ten (10) and is NOW CLOSED, with student chefs at a cost of $50 per person.
YOGA CLASS- A yoga class with Ruth Thomas '64 Friday and Saturday mornings in the YO hotel. Enrollment for the class is unlimited and there is no fee but you must bring your own mat.
GOLF - A golf tournament is on for Friday Sept-13 at Scott Schreiner Municipal Golf Course at 1 Country Club Dr, Kerrville, TX 78028. Arrange your group and call PHIL WATTS ('66) 325-998-1952 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tee times begin at 9 a.m.
PLANNING COMMITTEE - The Class of ’67 is taking the lead this year. Roger Collins and I with a friendly shove from Bill Abel have organized an initial group of volunteers. We are hoping to have at least two representatives from each class to help in getting notice out to everyone with any interest in attending this event. All volunteers are welcome and appreciated.
Web Sites – We have two websites: www.panthers67.com; and www.phspanthergathering.com. Please register to attend the reunion at www.phspanthergathering.com. We will also post there notices, announcements and updates. If you want others to contact you and\or share your life experience with your classmates, send photos and bios to Billy Dale ’67 at BillyDale1@gmail.com. Billy will post your information on www.panthers67.com. If you are reading this message on the website, please familiarize yourself with its many conveniences and information. You can register, arrange payment and choose among many activities. You will be able to keep track of who has signed up from each class. We urge you to contact your classmates to get the word of the reunion to everyone.
Sponsors\Donors – In order to add a meal, upgrade the quality of the experience for all and add other amenities, we are seeking help from those who can contribute an additional amount. Donors can contribute any amount from $1 to $499. We are seeking at least ten Sponsors who can contribute $500 or more. We also invite In Kind Donors who contribute their special talents or door prizes. We will recognize all contributors, regardless of the amount, with a special “Thank you” on the website. The age range of this group is mid-60’s to late 70’s. The reunion is an opportunity to celebrate each other. Help us make that experience a memorable one for all!
JC Nickens ’67 Roger Collins ’67 Bill Abel ‘67