Class of '61
September 2006 - A


Reunion dates ― October 6 & 7, 2006

Dear Classmates,

Small signs of autumn can be observed even as we experience the balmy, humid weather of late August in Minnesota.  We are reluctant to give in to the inevitable waning of summer and so we spend as much time outdoors as we can: enjoying evenings at a favorite outdoor restaurant, going for long walks after supper, eating the bounty of our gardens or going to the farmers market, perhaps even mowing the lawn.

For many of us who have grown up in the Midwest, seasonal transitions are a special time and we have learned how to move into the next season by looking forward to it’s special qualities that we love.  Autumns in Minnesota can be spectacularly beautiful as well as brimming with activities and events for every interest.

This autumn we celebrate a special event in our lives by coming together to recognize our 45th anniversary of our college graduation.  We look forward to your company at the events planned for our class and encourage you to make your reservations for both or either of the events BEFORE SEPTEMBER 29.


5:30 p.m. Social and Dinner with program ― $ 36.00 per person

Radisson Hotel and Conference Center, 3131 Campus Drive, Plymouth, MN  55441

Note:  must reserve dinner by 9/29 through Gustavus.


To make a reservation for the Gustavus rate on Friday night please call:  763-559-6600 ext. 6011 or 800-333-3333.  Guests should ask for the “Gustavus College 45-year reunion block of rooms” to get this special rate.  NOTE:  This rate will only apply if you reserve by 09/29/06.  Check in is 3:00 p.m.

LOCATION:  The hotel is located at:   3131 Campus Drive which is west of Northwest Boulevard.  Northwest Boulevard goes north/south between Hwy.55 and Co. Rd. 9 and is just east of Hwy. 494.  Hwy. 55 can be reached easily from Hwys. 100, 169, or 494 approaching from the north, south or airport.  Check online maps.


11:00 a.m. ― 1961 Class Lunch ― $12.00 per person

Banquet room, Jackson Campus Center, Gustavus

See all of the different Homecoming Activities and make luncheon and dinner reservations via the Gustavus reservation form sent in August 18 or online at:  Hotel reservations must be made directly through the Radisson Hotel.

See you in October!

Kathy Bunde Thorsell

Reunion Committee Member