Reunion is OVER!! The memories live on!!
All Class Reunion Special
Sunday, October 8th, 2000
It's over. It happened. Beavers rocked at
mini-reunions all over town on Friday. An estimated 2200 Beavers filled the Rawhide
Pavilion Saturday evening. Seven hundred Beavers, husbands, wives, kiddie Beavers and
friends continued Beaver Bash 2000 celebrations at the PERA Club in Scottsdale. Water
balloon toss was a splash.
October 6-8, 2000
Well, Folks, you don't get much
closer than this. Updated 10 pm Sunday the day after the Grand Reunion and the day
of the Grand Picnic.
I met a lot of friends, made new friends and enjoyed the celebration of the century in
Scottsdale. Good friends. Good company.
And be sure to check out this web site for
the latest Beaver News as we move into the new century. More class reunions to come in
2001, 2002 and 2003.
Mini Reunion Special Report
The classes of
67 to 72, and maybe some earlier, and maybe some later, rocked the night away Friday at
the Coast, a popular Scottsdale night spot. An estimated 250 Beavers packed the Coast from
stem to stern and overflowed into the street. Host and owner Butch Logan ('69) provided
his own, special concoction, the Beaver Shooter, comprised of secret ingredients and
lovingly hand-crafted. Squeals of "Oh my gosh!" and "I can't believe it's
you!!" punctuated the evening. As the night rolled on, garage band players from the
70's treated the partygoers to tunes from decades past. The more or less well-behaved
Beavers required only one visit by the local Police to complete the evening.
80's Sizzle at the Buzz!!
Chris Boileau put on a great show and
spread at the Buzz Funbar where more than 120 Beavers from classes 1980 - 1984 and beyond
celebrated the reunion.
A special thanks to Dawn (Tracano) Clifford and Lorri Swann for helping Whitney Sorrell
make the event a success. Thank you also to Cyndi Peterson for lending her pom pom outfit
and other decortions.
Kippy Neilson edged out Mark Bethal and Elaine Petrolacus in the beaver jeopardy event,
winning a beaver beanie baby. The event asked questions such as "what Scottsdale
Mayor was also a SHS gov/econ teacher?" (Wild Bill Jenkins), "what is the name
of the SHS yearbook?" (the camelback), "name a Camelback mountain party
location" (Sage, Wonderview), "what teacher did all the guy;s want to sleep
with?" (Ms. Cheney), and "who was hands down the sexiest girl in the class of
1981?" (Lisa Casanova).
Beavers came from far and near, and many stayed until closing time. SHS always has the
best parties! Thanks for the fun and memories.
-Whitney Sorrell, cub reporter
Beaver Band, over 25 strong, under the direction of Mr. Hanson entertained thousands last
night with marches, favorites and music special to Scottsdale High. Starting the
festivities with the National Anthem the band performed crisply and with great precision.
A pom pon squad accompanied several verses of Beavers Forever as the crowd joined in
singing. It was a memorable performance enjoyed by all.
black balloons decorated the cavernous Rawhide Pavilion Saturday evening as thousands of
Beavers spanning six decades poured in. Long rows of tables organized the party goers by
year with over half of the space occupied by the 70's and 80's. There were souvenirs to be
purchased, door prizes, several bands, photographers, great food and drink, but the
greatest entertainment of all came from socializing with fellow Beavers. Groups of Beavers
gathered throughout the pavilion and conversation was continuous throughout the eight hour
were made to many of the 42 strong reunion committee headed by Mary Keltner ('60). Special
guests were also present including Rachel Ochoa who's newspaper report on the fate of
Beaver alumni sparked the creation of this web site.
including the Blues Brothers and Tina Turner entertained the crowd all the evening
providing music from the 50's through the 80's. Beavers spilled out on to the dance floor
and grooved with the tunes. All in all a good time.
more to come with the Beaver Picnic tomorrow, er, today, er, that is, last Sunday at
high noon. More reporting later.
loves a picnic and today was no exception. Food, games and beautiful Scottsdale weather
combined to cap off the Beaver Bash 2000 celebrations. Over 700 Beavers and family members
enjoyed the sunshine, hot dogs and an outstanding band Sunday afternoon at the PERA Club
in Scottsdale. A highlight of the festivities was the presentation of a $12,000 check to
the Scottsdale Historical Society from proceeds raised at the Saturday night reunion
event. Well done Beavers!!
Connie and Jim Reynolds, thanks, it was real!! Mary Keltner, get some sleep!!
October 6-8, 2000
The crowd went wild:
|If you put a link on the
website for comments about the reunion- I want to be one of the first. My husband, Dan
Bradford and I (Kathy Baker Bradford) had an awesome time at the reunion.
We want to congratulate and thank all those on the committee who made it possible. I'm
sure it was not an easy task planning this shin-dig. The organization was wonderful. Our
hats off to all of you.
And.... Bill.... thanks to you for taking so much time putting together the website....
That helped make the reunion such a big success.
It was fantastic seeing old friends and teachers and reminiscing about days gone by, but
defiantly not forgotten !!
BEAVERS FOREVER !!!! Rah Rah
Baker Bradford and Dan
Get Ready for Beaver Bash 2023. (you think I'm kidding?)
|My trip/vacation was really one
to remember the rest of my lifetime. Gosh you did yourself under on the successful reunion
the weekend of Oct 6,7,8 2000. A great a time was had on the beginning of the weekend at
Los Olivos Mexican Food restaurant on October 6,2000 when if there was a capacity of 300
for the restaurant there must have been at least 600 shoulder to shoulder bodies enjoying
the good ole days of Scottsdale High School.
The following day after helping moving coffee cups for the chairperson Mary
Keltner (my talented sister) from Scottsdale to the Pavillon at the Rawhide and by the way
the cups were empty of coffiee of which I could have enjoyed drinking on my excursion.
Prior to the start of the festivities at Rawhide and arriving early to help out I must
have helped blow and distributed dozens of balloons but was well worth it as the reunion
was 110 % successful and I had an enjoyable time at the Saturday festival as did the mass
of people who were in attendance. You could sure tell who the newest graduates were as
they were the last to vacate the premises. Everything was perfectly organized and the food
was awsome. Being one of the many many beaver graduates has always been and always will be
a part of me and wish I could come back and do it all over again.
The final day at the Picnic was great as I
have never seen such a large tent with so many people enjoying themselves. Lunch was great
and the festivities were great with a couple of prizes won at the raffle.
I only want to commend Mary Keltner (White)
in every way for all the hard and dedicated work putting this never to be forgotten all
year reuinon together for all of the SCOTTSDALE HIGH SCHOOL BEAVERS. Also the hard work
that Connie Reynolds (Matteson) is to be commended as well. A job well done by all
involved in the weekend Reunion of the Beaver Bash 2000 reunion.
Malcolm (LeRoy) White
Class of "61 Graduate
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