Decatur, Illinois

Decatur, Illinois
Curve-In, Fairview Avenue

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Reunion: Couples and More

Shelia Blankenship and Jim Roppa

Millie McCaddon and Keith Rogers

Hank Billingsley and Sandy Bralley

Rick Livesay and George Slater

Margy High and a red Corvette

Upfront is Lynn Calhoun. In back are Del McCoy, Pat Ryan, Jeff Messmore, Mike Davis, and Al Cowgill

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Reunion: Car Cruise

Here are some random images from the June 24th car cruise event at the Reunion of the Class of 1965.  More pictures will be posted in the coming days.

The surprise guest of the evening: Donna Camp was able to schedule a command performance appearance by the newly rediscovered and fixed Elam's Silverfross Root Beer sign. Donna adds: "We have Dan Brintlinger to thank for finding the sign and Steve Trebacz for buying it and restoring it."

Beautiful vintage cars abounded. And a couple new retro ones too.
Crowds of alumni gathered like cicadas outside...chattering away.
Talking and telling tales from high school.
Rick Livesay, Reunion Chair, was still hard at work during the car cruise.

Meanwhile, inside, late into the evening, more Mac folks visited with each other.

As the night stretched long beyond our bedtimes, the glow of the Elam's sign merged with the mumblings of MacArthur men and women, as the nighthawks flying above could be heard overhead. It was a perfect night in the Midwest.

Saturday, June 18, 2011


Countdown to the Reunion...

Need more info on the book produced in conjunction with the event. See here.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Reunion Car Cruise

Are you coming to the MacArthur Class of 1965's Friday Night Car Cruise and Show on June 24, 2011? Organized by Donna Camp Maddox, it will be something to behold. Needless to say, come watch the cruising of the vintage cars, but would you like to show your own?  It's not too late to get involved, and bring your old auto along with your young body...or memories.

Please call Donna at 618-594-8460 or email her at donna.maddox.65 {@} gmail  (see below for full info).

See you there!

Douglas MacArthur Class of 1965 will be hosting a car cruise at the Decatur Conference Center and Hotel west parking lot Friday night -  June 24, 2011 for the class of 65,66, and 67 class reunion. All members of those three classes and any MacArthur alum that has an old or interesting vehicle needs to contact Donna Camp and Wayne Maddox at 618-594-8460.
There is no charge to display a vehicle during the evening. There will be special reunion dash plaques for the first 100 cars. The DJ will have  lots of 60’s music, a 50/50 drawing, good food, and lots of fun.
Please do not bring  alcohol in your vehicles, radios off so the DJ can do his thing, and no burn outs. 
We will start parking cars for the cruise at 4:00 pm. Dress is casual and feel free to bring your lawn chairs. 
At 5:00 pm those who have paid to attend the reunion are to start registering inside the hotel. Cost for that will be $15 per person or $25 per couple. 
At 7:00 pm the reunion room inside will open. 
Anyone interested in participating in the Saturday morning golf outing June 25th needs to contact Pat Ryan at 429-9252 or John Renner at 429-0448.
The Revisit Mac Tour journey back in time will be Saturday afternoon. Call Pat Ryan for more details  if you are planning to attend.
Saturday evening registration and the meet and greet start at 6:30 followed by welcome and dinner at 7:15. Cost for that will be $45 per person or $85 per couple. 
Members of the Class of ’65 should send checks to Millie McCaddon and Keith Rogers at 1936 S. Fairview Avenue, Decatur, IL. 62521. For more information, call 817-372-6125. Members of the Class of ’66 should send checks to Barbara Burns Phillips, 3991 Park Lane, Decatur, IL. 62521. For more information call 423-5729. Members of the Class of ’67 should contact Bill Van Alstine at 428-3522.