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We’re coming home for our 50th!
As suggested at our 40th, both Friday and Saturday evening events will be at the same place. We'll be at the Hilton Arlington (on Stafford Street), where we had a great time for our 45th. It's within walking distance of W-L and we have the hotel ballroom for both nights.
The $115 Reunion Weekend price (same as the 45th in 2010!) covers the cost of the hotel ballroom, Friday's Mixer with a variety of food stations, Saturday's Dinner Dance with full buffet dinner, DJ, Uplighting, Bartenders and Cashiers for the cash bars both nights, Photo Nametags, Decorations, Printing & Postage and Website.
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Online tickets are now closed. Limited walk-in tickets will be available.
The Hilton Arlington is a small hotel adjacent to the Ballston Metro station in Arlington. It’s surrounded by restaurants and coffee shops and is within a short ride or hearty walk to W-L. If you're flying in, Reagan National is the closest airport, though the hotel is also accessible from Dulles and BWI. From Reagan National, you can take the Metro to the Ballston stop (need to make one line change) or from Dulles, you can take a free shuttle to the new Reston metro and go to the Ballston stop. For those in the area, the hotel is right off Rt.66.
Our first blocks of rooms at the amazing rate of $99 plus tax are now full. (The rack rate for the hotel in October is $189.)
For some reason, Yorktown Class of 1965 decided to also use this hotel as their base (their events are elsewhere), so with an 'increase in demand' for rooms, our next block was increased to $119 plus tax. (Thanks a lot, Yorktown!)
At least the $119 rate is the same as we had in 2010. The rate is good for a room with either a king or two double beds. All rooms in the hotel are smoke-free.
The reunion discounted rates are now over!
All blocks are full, but you can reserve at the current rack rate at:
You can reserve rooms by calling the hotel directly at 703-812-5113. I doubt if our discount name & code would make a difference now, but it was our group name: Washington-Lee Class of 65 and our group CODE: WLC.
(We don't recommend the 800#)
FRIDAY MIXER October 2, 6:30-9:30pm: Our weekend will begin with a mixer on Friday evening, with plenty of munchies at food stations, along with a cash bar. There will be a background of excellent tunes from our favorites of the 50's and 60's, with plenty of room for mingling and chatting, laughing and remembering.
SATURDAY TOUR of W-L October 3, 10:30am-12:00pm: A guide from the W-L Alumni Association will take us on a tour of the beautifully renovated Washington-Lee High School. If you didn't get to do this in 2010, it's an amazing experience. If you saw it in 2010, you can join the group for a repeat trip if you'd like.
SATURDAY DINNER-DANCE OCTOBER 3, 6:30-10:30pm
Our weekend will continue with a full buffet dinner in the hotel's main ballroom with excellent music for listening and dancing provided by DJ Mike, who'll include the most-listed songs in our song survey, in addition to others from our era. There will be plenty of room for dancing, for mingling and table-hopping to talk with friends old and new. We'll have classic 60's trivia questions and there will be individual prizes for special reunion categories - corny, but fun! Cash bar to keep our whistles wet and joints lubed.
Join in the celebration!