We, the Directors of the Fair Street- Butler High Alumni Board have been working diligently since Reunion 2013 to ensure that Reunion 2015 is another wonderful and well planned event. First, we do have a location. We will be returning to the Lake Lanier Islands Resort in 2015. We did visit three other locations. Unfortunately, each could provide some of the things needed for a reunion of this magnitude, but none could supply everything. For instance, one location had all that we needed except for the cook-out facilities. We would therefore have to travel several miles to host the cookout dealing with traffic. We also would be charged substantially for extra, tables, chairs or other requirements, adding cost to our budget. Another location had the prices of their menu beyond our budget. We heard you when you said take it back to Gainesville and we tried. Gainesville does not have the capability to host large reunions at this time. We were told that there are plans to build a facility in the future to accommodate large gatherings. We WILL revisit this issue when they do.
You are probably saying “why” she is telling us all of this? Well, the answer is the Board wanted to keep the room rates as low as possible, for obvious reasons. We do understand…. because we are you. The best rate at a facility that would accommodate us, is Lake Lanier Islands Resort. We have not had a price increase for the past two reunions. What else can you buy for the same price over 4-5 years? Despite the efforts we made, the price for Reunion 2015 and for Rooms must increase slightly. As you have seen, we have made every effort to make this as painless as possible. You may start making your reservations now. The reunion dates are Friday, August 28, 2015 thru Sunday, August 30, 2015. Keep in mind that you pay for the hotel at checkout time. Also remember this is a resort not just a hotel room. Everything that you want to do, you can do on the Island. Once you come through the gate and self-park or valet park your car you do not have to worry about it until you are ready to leave.
This is the 50th anniversary year for graduation for the Class of 1965. This is one of the largest classes that graduated/attended FS-BH Schools. They promise to make this special. So get ready to come see some old friends, make some new friends. Get excited! We have some wonderful surprises in store for Reunion 2015.
You don’t want to miss this reunion…………. REUNION 2015. We cannot wait to see you!