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Joliet Township East High School hosts class of ’69 reunion events

Joliet East High School students participate in a boosters rally.
Joliet East High School students participate in a boosters rally.

A series of events are planned to celebrate the 50-year reunion for Joliet East High School Class of 1969. Events will take place July 25-27, 2019 at a variety of locations.

From 6 to 10 p.m. July 25, reunion events will kick off with an informal social at Kuchie’s Bar, 1356 Houbolt Road in Joliet. No tickets are required.

From 6 to 11 p.m. July 26, the theme is “A Return to the Wild Goose.” The event takes place in the Inwood Golf Course Banquet Hall and features the band “Saints and Sinners.”

Enjoy music from the 60’s, a cash bar, and food available for purchase from Babe’s Hot Dog Truck. JT East alumni from the classes of ’67, ‘68, ’70, and ’71 are invited to attend. The cost is $10 payable at the door.  

July 27 festivities will be at 10:30 a.m. with a nostalgic tour throughout Joliet East, which was open 19 years, from 1964 to 1983. The building now houses Joliet Job Corps but hasn’t changed much.

The final event is the “official” class reunion from 6 to 10 p.m. at Heroes West, 1530 Commerce Lane in Joliet.

Light refreshments (finger sandwiches, appetizers, and pizza) and a cash bar will be available. Several former JT East teachers may attend.

Tickets for the reunion are $20 and can be purchased by check made payable to “Joliet East Class Reunion” and mailed to Dan Sweeney, 500 Becky Lane, Wilmington, Illinois 60481.

For questions about this event, contact Linda McCormick at lkjitsme@aol.com.

Rooms have been reserved at the Fairfield Inn, 1501 Riverboat Center in Joliet. The block of rooms will be available until June 25. Call 815-741-3499 and mention the Joliet East Class Reunion.

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