Please join your PTHS classmates on the occasion of our 70 th Birthday Celebration in Paducah, Kentucky.
Friday, October 23, 2020, and Saturday, October 24, 2020.

POSTPONED    We will reschedule our 70th Birthday party in 2021 after a vaccine...stay tuned  EVENT INFO

Registration opened for our 70th Birthday Celebration on February 1, 2020. The registration fee is non-refundable. Please contact Becky (Lankton) Becker if you have questions about the registration or activities at 615-491-1368 or at rebecca2153@att.net

 

Your class Social Planning committee is very excited about the plans for our 70th Birthday Celebration gathering in Paducah this October. Please make plans to attend and complete your registration as soon as possible.
 

Friday, October 23, 2020:

Welcome and socializing will be on Friday, October 23, from 11 am to 8:30 pm at The Old Dusty Dog, 902 Broadway, Paducah, Kentucky.  Throughout the day, you can walk down memory lane viewing memorabilia displays, listen to live music provided by our classmates, and enjoy renewed connections.  There will be an all-day cash bar and at 5 pm heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served.  The Old Dusty Dog is a street level facility and handicapped accessible.  

The convenient location of the Old Dusty Dog allows you easy access to many of the activites and attractions in the downtown area.  For example, you can visit the Quilt Museum, the Old Market Street Museum, Mariner's Museum, enjoy a trolly ride or a carriage ride, view the murals on the flood wall, attend a yoga class at Broadway Methodist church and visit the Paducah Farmer's Market just to name a few.

Saturday, October 24, 2020:

On Saturday, we start the day at 11 am by meeting at the front entrance to Tilghman for a short memorial service in the courtyard honoring our deceased classmates followed by an “updated” tour of the school which will include our classes’ recent contribution to the “Hall of Fame”.   Can you name BOTH of our Class of 1968 Hall of Famers?  Early risers can meet for a biking tour that arrives at Tilghman in time for the memorial service. 

From noon until 5 pm, the 6th floor Ritz Ballroom located at 2201 Broadway Street will be open to you for socializing with classmates.  Come and hang out while viewing the city from the Ritz balcony.   BYOB all day with set-ups provided.  

The evening kicks off at 5 pm at the Ritz.   You are encouraged to dress in the spirit of “Puttin’ on the Ritz”, anything from a poodle skirt, prom dress, flapper attire with a top hat and cane or just come as you are.

Throughout the evening, you can laugh with or at your classmates during these fun activities:

  • Selfie Photo Booth     * Puttin’ on the Ritz costume contest     * Name that oldies tune       

  • Trivia contest by tables      * Karaoke       * Dances from our era   * Saturday Bike Ride

  • Memorabilia sharing (Please bring your memorabilia with you)    

 

               The registration fee for the event is $40 which includes heavy hors d’oeuvres both Friday and Saturday evenings.  Friday is a cash bar and Saturday is BYOB with set ups provided. For planning purposes, the registration deadline is September 1, 2020.  The registration fee is non-refundable.   You should receive an invitation in the mail.  Please contact Becky (Lankton) Becker if you have questions about the registration or activities at 615-491-1368 or at rebecca2153@att.net

Lodging sugggestion in Paducah


1) Country Inn and Suites by the mall
     • (Room prices range from $80-$90)
     • Contact Christina Shaw at 270-442-2201

2) Holiday Inn Paducah Riverfront
     • (Room prices range from $130-$140)
     • Contact Tracey Mathis at 270-366-7614 ext. 103,

3) Paducah Bed and Breakfast, 1310 Broadway
     • (Room prices range from $130)

     • Contact Valerie Fredrick at 270-978-1202

4) Auburn Place - Hotel & Suites, by the mall

    3994 Hinkleville Road - Phone 270-444-7667

     • Room prices range from $80 - $120

     • Website: www.midamcorp.com/hotels/about-appad.php

 
 

Tentative Schedule

POSTPONED    We will reschedule our 70th Birthday party in 2021 after a vaccine...stay tuned

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Friday, Oct 23rd, 2020

        11:00 AM - 8:00 PM  (You can socialize at the Old Dusty Dog all day)

  •  Check-in begins at 11 am at Old Dusty Dog

  •  Social Time all day beginning at 11 am until 8 pm

  •  Cash Bar and lunch items available for purchase

  • Beginning at 5 pm you will be served complementary heavy hors d'oeuvres

  • We will have some of our classmates entertaining us

      with music at different times during the day.


 

Saturday, Oct 24th, 2020

  • 9 am Early risers meet at Bike World for an early tour of Paducah ending at 11 am at Tilghman in time for the memoral service.

  • 11 am at the front entrance to Tilghman

  • 11:15 am Tilghman Courtyard Class of 1968 Memorial Service

  • 11:45 am Short tour of Tilghman including our Class of 1968 new contribution to the Hall of Fame

  • From noon until 5 pm, socializing on the 6th floor Ritz Ballroom located at 2201 Broadway Street   BYOB all day with set-ups provided.  

  • 5 pm arrive at the Ritz for the evening 70th Birthday Celebration.   You are encouraged to dress in the spirit of “Puttin’ on the Ritz”, anything from a poodle skirt, prom dress, flapper attire with a top hat and cane or just come as you are.

      Throughout the evening, you can laugh with or at your classmates during these fun activities:

      *   Selfie Photo Booth       * Puttin’ on the Ritz costume contest       * Name that oldies tune       

      *   Trivia contest by tables      * Karaoke       * Dances from our era    * Saturday Bike Ride

      *   Memorabilia sharing (Please bring your memorabilia with you)

 

POSTPONED    We will reschedule our 70th Birthday party in 2021 after a vaccine...stay tuned

               The registration fee for the event is $40 which includes heavy hors d’oeuvres both Friday and Saturday evenings.  Friday is a cash bar and Saturday is BYOB with set ups provided. For planning purposes, the registration deadline is September 1, 2020.  The registration fee is non-refundable.   Please contact Becky (Lankton) Becker if you have questions about the registration or activities at 615-491-1368 or at rebecca2153@att.net

 

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Check here beginning in February 2020 for an updated list of Class of 1968 Classmates who have registered to attend our 70th Birthday Celebration:

 

Classmates Attending as of today:

Classmates with Missing Info:

Classmates list of 72 Known Deceased:

 

Bike Tour of Paducah

Bike Ride Registration for Saturday, October 24, 2020 starting at Bike World.  This ride will arrive at Tilghman in time for our memorial service.   We hope the weather is fabulous but plan to bike anyway.  Bruce Shulman is fearless.  This bike ride will arrive at Tilghman in time for our classmates memorial service.

Info Still Needed for these Classmates

February 2020 Updated information on our PTHS Class of 1968 classmates without contact information.   If you have contact information on any of these 75 classmates listed below are located, please send it to Becky Lankton Becker at 615-491-1368 or at rebecca2153@att.net

 
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