45th Reunion
When: Sat. 11/15/2014 at 1pm meet and greet / 7pm dance
Where: Best Western Plus Landmark Hotel, Mardi Gras Room
2601 Severn Ave
Metairie, LA
United States

Last Minute Reunion Details:


Saturday Events:
  • Sat. Nov. 15, 1pm-4pm – Meet & Greet – Landmark Hotel – look for signs in the lobby. Totally casual. Reacquaint, tell stories, early pickup of Reunion Badges. Cash Bar. PARKING – There should be plenty of free parking. If no ground parking, take ramp to upstairs parking levels.
  • Sat. Nov. 15, 7pm-11pm – Main Event – Landmark Hotel - look for signs in the lobby. Coat & Tie (Cocktail attire) preferred, but not required. Great Music, Plenty of food, Dancing, 50/50 Drawing, Photo Booth, and more. Photographer (Ellen Hoyth-Brickner) will be taking group pictures and candids to share. Cash Bar. Parking – see above.
Question or concerns…. Email us or call Marie Petrie-Crais 504-251-9900

Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Calling all Cougars,
Can you believe it's been 45 years since we graduated.....So by popular demand we are planning our 45th Reunion. We want you to start thinking about a trip back in time and come see everyone in New Orleans.
            Saturday, November 15th, 2014
            Afternoon Great-n-Meet  1-4pm
            Dance  7-11pm
            Best Western Plus Landmark Hotel
            2601 Severn Ave
            Metairie, LA 70002
            Plenty of FREE parking
Tickets - Price Per Person:
** (note: Your reunion committee members (mostly Marie) have put up over $1,500 in deposits to make this happen. Please buy your tickets early so we can get our money back asap. Mail today, don’t delay… Thanks!)
   ****pay by November 5th, 2014 and save $10 *****
           $75 August 2 – November 5th, 2014
           $85 November 6th  and At the door
Make checks payable to “JFK Class of 69 Reunion and mail to:
                                       JFK Reunion
                                       c/o Ron Ferraro
                                       856 Joe Yenni Blvd #19
                                       Kenner , LA 70065
Alternatively, you can buy tickets through our website www.JFK1969nola.myevent.com  using your credit card (click on “BUY TICKETS”). Be aware though, the website charges convenience fees so the prices are slightly higher. We do not receive any of the fees.
Hotel Rooms
Marie has worked with The Landmark on pricing of rooms. They have blocked rooms at a discounted price ($30 off per room). To get the discount you must book DIRECTLY with the Landmark location and not any place else.  The rooms also can be cancelled up to 24 hours before check in time on day of arrival for a full refund if booked directly through Landmark location. 
Events and other info
The Hotel has been completely renovated and is looking great!
Marie has placed a deposit on the Mardi Gras Ballroom for the dance. They promised lots of food and beverages so you won't see the problem of running out of food we had at the 40th reunion. 
We have also addressed the music and volume level problem. Mark Ridley will see to it that we will have the right music and that it’s not too loud.
We will also have a location for the Meet-n-Greet on Saturday afternoon. During this time you will be able to pick up admit tickets (early) for the dance and enjoy a cash bar while catching up with old friends and what has happened since you last saw them.
For those still around on Sunday we are looking for a venue to host us for the Saints game.
We are still looking for someone to Chair Registration and helpers on all committees.  My hope is to have enough help so no one will have to give up the night working.  If you can help… PLEASE contact Marie Petrie-Crais
 ( LdyHwk51@Yahoo.com ) or Ron Ferraro (rgfemail-JFK@yahoo.com )  as soon as you can.   
Mark your calendars and start planning today. We are working hard to make this a great reunion and can't wait to see everyone.
Marie Petrie-Crais and your reunion committee

Your Reunion Committee (as of Sept. 4, 2014)


Marie Petrie-Crais (Chairperson) – handles all hotel arrangements, food menu, oversees all sub-committees and reunion events, assigns committee members.


Ron Ferraro (Secretary/Treasurer) – Handles class roster, monies, emails, assists registration committee.


Robert Donovan (webmaster) – Handles design and maintenance of our website, helps locate classmates, assists other committees as needed


Katie Austin-Donovan (webmaster) – Handles design and maintenance of our website, helps locate classmates, assists other committees as needed


Pam Roberts-Bordelon – Registration – Handles registration and locates missing classmates


Keith Bordelon - Registration – Handles registration and locates missing classmates


Susan Schiavi-Edmonson – (decorations) Will co-ordinate and create decorations


Mark Ridley – (entertainment/DJ) Will handle event music. Customized to our taste and volume level!

When: 11/16/2014 at 11:30am
Where: Caribbean Room, Treasure Chest Casino
Kenner, LA
United States


********Sunday’s Event Update********
  • Sun. Nov. 16, 10am – Champagne Brunch – Treasure Chest Casino. $22, All you care to eat, drink. Totally casual. Free Parking. Shuttle Bus.
  • Sun. Nov. 16, 11:30am – Saint’s Game  – Treasure Chest Casino Show Room (Caribbean Room), Come cheer the Saints to victory with your classmates, $1 longnecks (by the bucket), totally casual, football pool, door prizes, more. Wear your Reunion Badge!

We will be meeting on Sunday Nov. 16 at the Treasure Chest Casino in Kenner, 11:30am, in the “Caribbean Room”, for the Saints Game. Non-Smoking, Long neck beers $1 each (by the bucket), food specials and more. Be sure to wear your "Reunion Badge".

There’s also a Champagne Brunch in the dining room starting at 10am (all you care to eat and drink) for $22.

Come… Extend your reunion time with your classmates and cheer the Saints on to victory!  Plenty of free parking and a free shuttle from the parking lot to the Casino.