58 years and counting
At a meeting at Jim Beal's home in Pueblo West on Thursday, March 30, 2023, the planning of our 60th Reunion continued and some decisions were made. The dates set for a three-day reunion are Friday, September 20, 2024, Saturday, September 21, 2024, and Sunday, September 22, 2024.
An informal mixer followed by a casual dinner at the River's Edge Restaurant is planned for that Friday evening. The venue is located near the Riverwalk area in Pueblo.
On Saturday, Sept. 21, we can arrange for a casino bus to transport the gambling enthusiasts who would like to travel to Cripple Creek and have some fun. Please complete the questionnaire below to give us feedback on how many might like to do that.
And, on Sunday, golfing 9 holes together at Elmwood Golf Course will be on tap for those who choose to participate. Please indicate your interest in spending time together on the links by completing the survey form below.
We are contemplating creating a high school days fun facts and trivia based calendar as a fundraiser. The cost of the calendar would be $20. If we spend the time to create it, would you be interested in purchasing one? Please let us know by completing that item on the form below.
For specific, detailed, and updated information about reunion plans as the planning continues, click on the "Age Is Just A Number" 60 Year Reunion page link in the menu at the top of this website.
We also need some input on plans for our Double 7's Birthday Celebration planned for September 11 to 14, 2023. One possibility is a trip to Branson, Missouri. Lodging in Branson would run from $371 to $456 for a single occupant and $500 to $594 for double occupants. Additional costs would be for transportation, activities while there, such as entertainment shows or golfing, and meals. Package deals are available if there is enough interest.
Another possibility is a trip to Santa Fe, possibly to a casino resort area such as Buffalo Thunder. We will explore costs if interest in this possibility is indicated.
The next planning meeting will take place at Nachos Restaurant on Santa Fe Dr. in Pueblo on May 17 at 10 a.m. if you would like to attend and help with more planning.
Please use the electronic form below to provide your feedback. Just type in your name, your email address, enter "Reunion Plans" as the subject, and then enter your responses. Click submit when you are finished. If you would prefer to contact any member of the committee to share your ideas, all committee members' contact information is listed on the Contact Us page of this website.
TO THE 2017 SOUTH HIGH COLTS FOOTBALL TEAM WHO CLAIMED A FIRST EVER COLORADO CLASS 4A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP!
OUR CLASS HAS DONATED $500 TO OUR ALMA MATER TO PURCHASE A GIANT FRAMED TEAM PICTURE OF THE NEW STATE CHAMPS!
TO VIEW A STUDENT PRODUCED VIDEO
OF THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME,
CLICK ON THIS BUTTON.
SAD NEWS FROM 2021
RUTH TARAVELLA'S BELOVED HUSBAND JOE PASSED AWAY THE MORNING OF JAN. 2, 2021, DUE TO COMPLICATIONS FROM COVID19.
For more details about how classmate John Reinert, an avid cyclist, came to be featured on the cover of a new book by his trainer Chris Hendren, visit the NEWS FROM CLASSMATES page. John has found one of the secrets to a long healthy life in a form of exercise he truly enjoys.
On Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021, classmates Bennie Swanson, Sharon Griffin, and Bill Genovese, along with his wife Billie Jean, visited Ruth at her home to deliver a remembrance gift of a bracelet and a framed photo of committee members. The gift was our way of letting Ruth know she will always have our support and love. Bill had been very ill with Covid in late 2020 while he was in the hospital for another medical issue, and we almost lost him to the virus as well. We are all so relieved that he pulled through and is looking great in this photo!
South High Class of 1964
BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE NEWS FROM CLASSMATES PAGE FOR EXCITING NEWS ABOUT YOUR FELLOW CLASSMATES!
***Classmate Claude "Butch" Chavez was inducted into the South High School Alumni Foundation Hall of Fame on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, in a ceremony at Pueblo Community College. Butch, a Vietnam War vet himself, has worked tirelessly to promote the causes of our generation's war veterans. To see pictures taken at the ceremony as well as at the South High School assembly on October 25, 2019, visit the NEWS FROM CLASSMATES page.
Early in the summer of 2019, Butchannounced that the Pueblo POW/MIA Memorial was to be recognized August 16 to 18, 2019, at a HUGE salute to American Veterans rally in Cripple Creek. Go to the NEWS FROM CLASSMATES page for links to information about that event.
Butch's veterans' organization has a website entitled "The Pueblo Seven." A link to it is also included on NEWS FROM CLASSMATES page.
***Two original paintings by Sheryl Hutchings were accepted into the Fine Arts Exhibit at the 2019 Colorado State Fair. See them and access a link to her body of work as a budding artist by going to the NEWS FROM CLASSMATES page!
***Ruth Power Taravella was inducted into the South High School Hall of Fame on November 3, 2018. See the whole story on the NEWS FROM CLASSMATES page.
***And, Ruth, Bennie Swanson, and Jim Beal were featured in the Pueblo Chieftain as part of its GENERATIONS series of feature articles! See pictures and get linked to the stories themselves by visiting the NEWS FROM CLASSMATES page!
We have received word from the South High Alumni Foundation Board President Michael Carlisle that two of our esteemed classmates of 1964 have been selected for induction into the South High Hall of Fame: LESTER GARRETT, posthumously (nominated by Bennie Swanson and Sheryl Hutchings) and JOHN REINERT (nominated by Ruth Taravella).
This exciting and prestigious occasion will take place on April 15, 2023, at the Country Club between 5:00 and 9:00 P.M. Tickets are on sale now. The price is $55 per ticket. Buy tickets by visiting the Pueblo South High School Alumni Foundation website: www.shsaf.org. Or, call 719-242-5620.
In case you are willing and able to either make a monetary or silent auction donation or become an underwriter at any given level, click this button for more information.
The dinner and auction to recognize Hall of Fame recipients is in its 16th year of existence and is the number one fundraiser to support the students' needs of our alma mater. Your donation and or pledge to be an underwriter would be greatly appreciated.
COVID put a stop to class birthday celebrations for awhile, but not forever!
A possible trip to Branson, Missouri to celebrate together our 77 years on planet Earth is one possibility! New committee member John Sandoval has looked into for that. Another possibility is a trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico to a casino resort.
Please read the article to the right for more info on both possibilities.
September 11 to 14, 2023 is the time period scheduled for a birthday celebration trip.