It's not too late to sign up for the Reunion!
THIS IS THE TIME FOR YOU TO ACT!!! We made our reunion plans based on having 100 attendees. As of 8/12 we have 67 paid tickets, and about 10 people who have RSVP'd or told us they're coming, but have yet to pay.  

We understand that a 55-Year Reunion is not the same landmark event as our 50th, but we still expected more interest than we've gotten. If you are planning to come, please buy your tickets NOW. We need an accurate headcount in order to be able to plan food.

We've got about 20 people coming in from out of town who might want to take advantage of a WHS GROUP RATE at the AC Hotel near the airport and Mall of America. Our special rates are $109 for a room with either a King bed or a King bed and sofa pull out, or $149 for a room with two Queen beds. Click on the HOTEL INFO tab for more information and the reservation link. 

Also at the AC HOTEL on Friday night (September 13).  Anyone wanting to begin the reunion early is invited to come to the AC Hotel for a meet-up beginning at 4:30 pm when the hotel opens the bar. They have a huge lobby/lounge with a full bar and plenty of upholstered seating. Everyone is welcome, even if you're not staying at the hotel. You can order small plates (think tapas). Right out the door and sharing the same parking lot is the Hazelwood Restaurant for a more substantial dinner. It's a wonderful restaurant, and it might be a good idea to make reservations.

MORE HOTEL INFORMATION: Here's a link to the Bloomington Convention and Visitors Bureau:
This link will allow you to see other hotels in the area to compare their rates. If you want to stay near the airport and MOA be sure to check the map because Bloomington stretches east and west and you would want to be on the suburb's eastern side. 

Watch for the BROADCAST EMAIL going out on August 12!  

If your email address has changed since 2014, if you didn't receive the email, or if you have never interacted with this website, please click on the "Contact us" tab to provide new contact information. 


4pm to Midnight
$36 per person 

Lost Spur is located across the river from the MSP Airport and Mall of America just south of the I-494 bridge. It's set on a golf course, so feel free to dress casually, This place has a dynamite chef, so the food will be great!!

Subsidy available for classmates. Committee members recognize that some of us are on fixed incomes and may, even at this price, find it difficult to afford. We have a benefactor who is willing to subsidize $16 of the ticket price for any alum who feels the price may present a hardship.  If you are in this category, you need only to send an email request to or Judy Vicars at (or by snail mail to Judy at 4521 Pleasant Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55419). Your request will be held as confidential. We want as many people as possible to attend.

Anyone with a connection to our class or to Washburn is welcome to attend. We're looking forward to seeing our classmates, and any and all guests are welcome. We hope you're interested in coming.

PLEASE BE SURE TO REGISTER for our 55-Year Reunion Dinner BEFORE AUGUST 1st when the price per person will increase from $36 to $46

Our current headcount is 67, but we're hoping to have at least 100 attendees. If we can't attract 100 attendees, this might be our last reunion, so it's important that you join us.

Click on Who's Coming to see the full list, including those who sent their checks by mail. The more people, the more fun!

The event will be casual, low-key and friendly with plenty of time for talking and catching up.

You can register for the reunion dinner online with a credit card right on this website. Click "Buy Tickets" to make your purchase. If you'd rather pay by check and stay off the internet, make your check payable to Washburn Reunion Committee and mail it to Judy Vicars at 4521 Pleasant Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55419. Your name will appear on the "Who's Coming" list when your check is received.

****MORE NEWS****

Cathy Meyer sent information recently about the death of Dave Bast. His obituary was printed in the StarTribune on Sunday, July 7th. Click on In Memory for details.

An obituary was added to our website for Jim Kautz, although it's not recent. Paul Welschinger called to say he knew that Jim Kautz had died in 2017, but his name wasn't on the list. Jim's wife was Janet Dombeck Kautz, and she was also a member of our class. Click on In Memory for details.