Tuesday, March 27, 2018

March 9, 2018...a sad day for the Class of 1988

Sadly, on March 9, we lost one of our beloved classmates...Chris Gedney...#84 passed away.  I know for many of us...if not all...this news shook us beyond belief.  We all have good memories of Chris...whether we were friends with him, shared classes with him, were team-mates with him, watched him play football or basketball...he was a part of our Liverpool community, our Syracuse community & we were proud of his success.  He was one of our own... many felt connected to him in one way or another.  One of the good ones...always kind, always humble no matter his success, a friend to all...gone way too soon.  For those who wish to read his obituary, this is the link...  http://obits.syracuse.com/obituaries/syracuse/obituary.aspx?pid=188432656 Many have expressed a desire to help & we as a committee have a suggestion... this is the post we posted on our FaceBook page...

 As many of you know & for those of you who are not aware...after our 20th we had some money left over & wanted to use the money to "Pay it Forward" so to speak...so we created the LHS Class of '88 Memorial Scholarship Fund in memory of all of our classmates that have passed & worked with the LHS Dollars for Scholars to offer scholarships to graduating Liverpool Seniors. As long as we had funds available, we were able to participate with this program...& whenever we had "Mini" reunions, we would hold raffles to raise money & we also raised money during our 25th to benefit our Memorial Scholarship fund.
So, when we began planning our 30th this year, we began working to organize a PayPal donate button to help us to raise money for the memorial fund. 
Then... we got the news on Friday March 9th of Chris' passing 😢💔 & we all felt strongly about wanting to do something special in his memory & we knew many of you would too. He touched all of our lives in some way, whether we knew him well or not, we were all proud of him & his accomplishments & like Michelle Lamson said in her post..."he was ours first"😉 When we talked, we all felt strongly about following his family's lead & honoring their wishes about where they would like donations to go. With the release of the obituary last night, we now know that the Syracuse Football Club established the fund to 100% benefit the Gedney children. 💞💞
So...what we would like to do is Two-Fold with one-step...we would like to set up the PayPal donate button to raise money for the Class of '88 Memorial Scholarship to honor all of our classmates that have passed...Chris included...to help a graduating senior begin their collegiate journey.  AND with the money raised...on behalf of the Liverpool Class of 1988...a donation will be made with 50% of those funds to the Syracuse Football Club for the Gedney children. 
This way we are honoring all of our classmates equally & at the same time paying tribute to Chris & helping his greatest accomplishment his greatest legacy...his children. 💞💞💞💞

We have set up a PayPal Donate campaign to help us to raise money for the Liverpool Class of 1988 Memorial Scholarship Fund...half  (50%) of all of the money raised will be sent to the fund set up by the Syracuse Football Club to benefit the Gedney children.  Our campaign will run from now until the reunion.  We hope that you will all consider donating to the fund...as explained above...it will honor the memory of all of our classmates that have passed and at the same time pay tribute to Chris & help his 4 children.

Please donate using the link below...

Liverpool Class of '88 Memorial Scholarship Fund

We would like to THANK YOU all in advance for helping us to Pay It Forward & keep our Memorial Scholarship alive...

Can it really be true?!!?? Are we really celebrating 30 years? Yes!! 30 years since we graduated!!!

Liverpool High School Class of 1988 30th REUNION!!!!

Honestly...it seems like yesterday that we were 18 & were well on our way to all kinds of new beginnings & new adventures!!!  So hard to believe it's been 30 years since we walked the stage at the War Memorial in late June of 1988!!  

Anyway...here we are and preparations for our 30th are well underway!!  I know many of you are on FaceBook and we have connected with many of you there... but for those of you who may not be...we have this blog & all of the details for our Reunion Weekend will be posted here.  Please feel free to share this link with anyone from the class that may not be affiliated with any social media sites!! We would like to reach as many classmates as possible & make this the BEST Reunion YET!! :)  We had a great turnout for the last 2 & we ALWAYS have an amazing time but I have a feeling that no one will want to miss this one!! 

SOOOOO....this is the scoop!!  Our 30th Reunion Weekend is set for August 3~4, 2018!  We will kick~off our weekend on Friday night (7:30 pm) at the Blue Spruce Lounge( http://www.mwsyracuse.com/Amenities/BlueSpruceLounge ) located on 7th North Street and is attached to the Maplewood Suites (http://www.mwsyracuse.com/ )  which is where we will be blocking off rooms for our weekend!  The Blue Spruce will have a LIVE band that night (TBA) and we are hoping for a beautiful weekend so we can take advantage of their outdoor patio.  Whatever the weather, we know it will be a great start to a fabulous weekend with friends...old and new!! 

On Saturday night...the party continues at Sharkey's Bar & Grill (http://sharkeysbarandgrill.com/)...the old Hooligans...7240 Oswego Road, Liverpool, NY 13090.
Sharkey's is a great indoor and outdoor venue where we are hoping to enjoy another LIVE band, outdoor bar and volleyball pits!  They will offer drink specials and we will be collecting $$ at the door for munchies...it will be another fantastic night of music, great friends sharing memories and making new ones!!

WE CAN'T WAIT TO SEE EVERYONE!!!  If you haven't been to a REUNION yet...please consider coming & reconnecting!!  It's not at all what you expect & so much better than high school!!  TRUST US!!  You will be soooooo glad you came!!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Class of '88 25th Reunion...ONLY 4 DAYS AWAY!!

Can you believe we are only 4 days away!!?? Our much anticipated reunion week is HERE & everyone is buzzing with excitement!!!  Our facebook page has been blowing up & everyone is EXCITED!!  It is going to be a great weekend & everything is falling into place!!
We are kicking off the weekend @ our beloved Meghan MacMurphy's!!  Hoping everyone is in town in time to join us!!  Then it's time for our MAIN EVENT  on Saturday night...a CLAM~BAKE @ the Spinning Wheel Restaurant!!  We have lots of fun in store for everyone with our all you can eat buffet...lots of clams but there will be PLENTY of other things to eat too!  I know not everyone enjoys clams! There are about 27 things on the menu including DRAFT BEER!!  And because of our wonderful "Class~Connections" we have up~graded our beer selection!!  So, bring your appetites & come thirsty!!
A DJ & a photo~booth will help to add to the FUN!!   We will also have a professional photographer on site to capture memories & do a group shot that will be available for purchase.  So...get ready to PARTY & have an unforgettable weekend connecting with old friends & making new ones!!  We are ready to create incredible memories!!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Class of 1988 Reunion T~shirts & Hoodies are ON SALE!! Order yours TODAY!

Hey Everybody.... Class of 1988 T-shirts and Hoodies are NOW ready to Order!!!! SPORT-TEES will be taking orders till Friday, July 20th. You can have them shipped or pick them up at the event on Saturday.

Click Here: http://www.sport-tees.com/brands/Liverpool-HS.html
 *** FIRST (25) T-SHIRT & HOODIE ORDERS GET 50% OFF!!! ***
Enter the code "1988" at Check out and get your order 50% off!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

T~minus 31 days & counting...

Hi everyone!!!  Can you believe that we are only a month away??  31 days until our 25th Reunion Kick~off @ Meghan MacMurphy's on Friday, July 26th @ 7 p.m.!!  And then on Saturday, our MAIN EVENT...A Clam~bake @ The Spinning Wheel Restaurant from 6~10 p.m.
Now that the kids are officially done with school & in the midst of their summer vacation...we can concentrate on a little ADULT FUN!!!  Please join us for our 25th Reunion Weekend...make your reservations TODAY!!  Time's a ticking...our deadline for RESERVATIONS & PAYMENT is Monday, JULY 15th!!  Please visit our class reunion registration site & seal the deal... http://lhsclass88.reunionmanager.com/  

It only takes a few minutes to register & then your all set!!  If you are travelling from out of town...all of the hotel info is posted there & here too!!  

We are all really excited about this reunion & really hope that you can all join us for a fabulous weekend!!  The 20th was a BLAST & we know that we our 25th will TOP IT!!  I think we were all pleasantly surprised at how much fun we all had @ the 20th...the 25th can only be better :)

We have all of our reunion information posted on Facebook as well...if you're on FB & not a member of our page...please ask to join our page :)  http://www.facebook.com/groups/322143097870961/

ALSO...IF YOU ARE NOT ON FACEBOOK & have found your way here...please share this site with any classmate you know so that they can be informed & join us @ the reunion as well!!  We have been able to reach many classmates but there are many out there that we are still looking for!!  Word of mouth & networking are still our best resource!!  Let everyone know to Google...Liverpool High School Class of 1988 & you will find our blog~spot!!

If you have any questions...please do not hesitate to contact Tracy, Jody, Katie or Krissy!  We are all happy to help in any way we can!!  

See you next month!! & don't forget...make your reservations TODAY!! :)

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

LHS Class of '88 25th Reunion TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE!!

Here it is!!!  All the information needed to attend our 25th reunion in one spot!!! We decided to use a reunion website to register for the reunion this time. The reunion website address is: http://lhsclass88.reunionmanager.com/ 
   1. Please register your information at the above         website. 
2. It will then allow you to purchase your tickets and see all the information pertaining to the reunion. 
  ***Credit card payments will be accepted through our reunion website. However, if paying by credit card, you MUST have a PAYPAL account. (If you don't have an account, it is easy to create one & it's free to do so. It is also a very secure payment option.) You also have the option to pay by personal check. All of the payment information is available on the reunion website.***

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Hotel Information

We have locked in  special rates with several different hotels in Liverpool...

Ramada Inn on Buckley Road...$119.99/night includes complimentary full breakfast each morning.  This rate is available Thursday, July 25, Friday, July 26 & Saturday, July 27th.  Rooms available have either 1 Queen bed, 2 Queen beds or 1 King bed.

**In order for this rate to be guaranteed...reservations must be made by June 26th.**

Hampton Inn on 7th North Street...$132.00/night includes complimentary hot breakfast.  Room rates are for rooms with 2 double beds.

**In order for this rate to be guaranteed...reservations must be made by July 12th.**

Maplewood Inn & Suites on 7th North Street ...$109.00/night.  Breakfast is NOT included however there is a restaurant on site that serves breakfast daily.  There is also a Dunkin' Donuts & a Tim Horton's right across the street.  Rooms are single King rooms & equipped with microwaves and refrigerators.

If you have any questions...please do not hesitate to contact Krissy @ krisa70@twcny.rr.com.

Answer to the BIG question...How much are we talkin'??

First of all...THANK YOU for your patience!!  We have been working feverishly to keep costs down for our 25th Reunion & give you all the most "Bang for your BUCK!" Especially for those of you who are traveling in from out of town!! 

SO...the Grand Total for 2 nights of events is...$53.00 per person!! 

On Friday night, July 26th, Meghan MacMurphy's is graciously charging us the same price that they did 5 years ago...only $5!!   Your $5 includes munchies throughout the evening...continuous pizza & cheese & veggie platters.  It will be a CASH BAR...however there will be drink specials throughout the evening.

On Saturday night, July 27th we will be meeting for our MAIN EVENT @ The Spinning Wheel Restaurant for our 25th Reunion CLAM~BAKE.  The cost for the clam~bake is $48.00 per person.  This includes all~you~can~eat buffet & non~stop draft beer from 6~10 p.m.  It also includes DJ entertainment & a photo~booth :)  We have also set up a shuttle to transport anyone to the hotels that may need a ride...SAFETY is our primary concern & we want everyone to have a great time & enjoy themselves BUT at the same time...if you feel that you have had a "wee too much" to drink...please, please, please...take advantage of our shuttle & grab a ride to the hotels.  We will help you worry about your car in the morning.

Photos by Fine with be joining us & taking photos throughout the evening.  They will be doing candid shots & will also be doing a group shot.  The group shot will be available in a portfolio and for sale for $25.  Candid shots will also be available for additional cost.

AND...for those of you who attended our Saturday night event @ our 20th @ the Empire Room...you will most definitely remember the fabulous home~made Italian cookies that we had.  WELL...the delishiousness is returning to our 25th!!  Couldn't let any of you that missed our 20th feel any worse than you already do ;)  These home~made cookies are TO DIE FOR...& worth the trip alone!

So...in a nutshell & to re~cap...the cost of our 25th LHS Reunion is $53.00 per person.  Only $5 for Friday night & Only $48.00 for Saturday night.  You will have the choice to pay for both together or you can pay for one or the other on our reunion website.  Tickets will go on sale by the 31st of May...at the latest.  A link to our site will be posted on Facebook & if we have your contact information, you will also be sent an email with reunion details & a link to our reunion website.   Payment must be received by no later than July 15th.

Payments must be made through our reunion website...you will have to register & if you wish to pay by credit card, you MUST have a PAYPAL account (if you don't have an account, it is easy to create one & it's free to do so.  It is also a very secure payment option.)  You also have the option to pay by personal check.

If you have any questions...please do not hesitate to contact any of our Reunion Committee members!
Krissy (Stenham) Alpuerto: krisa70@twcny.rr.com
Traci Buffa: traci535@yahoo.com
Jody De Paulis: jadepaulis@gmail.com
Katie (McCabe) Rose: kmrose@twcny.rr.com

Thank you!!  We look forward to seeing you all in July!!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Breaking News!!

Breaking News!!...LHS Class of '88 25th Reunion tickets will go on sale @ the end of May!! Payments will be accepted via PayPal or checks payable to LHS Class of 1988.
Stay tuned for more information :)
The reunion is only 3 months away!! Aren't you getting excited!!?? Can't wait to see everyone!!