Date - Saturday Evening, October 6, 2012
Classmates are invited to attend an informal, no cost gathering on Friday night
Oct. 5th. at the Conference Center. See details that follow the
description of the main event.
Attendance Fee: $50 per person this covers
all expenses of meal, dining hall and associated Saturday event costs.
Mail your reservation fee to:
c/o Russell High Class of 57,
P.O. Box 143742,
Fayetteville, Georgia 30214.
Make checks payable to: Russell High Class of 57
Please include a note with your payment giving your spouses name if he/she is
attending with you - or any other person accompanying you for that matter.
For driving directions see:
For those planning overnight stays at the Center,
a special rate of $89 per night has been negotiated.
Just mention Russell High School Class of 1957. Note: This special rate is based
on room availability at the time of booking. Check in is no earlier than
4:00 P.M. and Check out is no later than 11:00 A.M. Also it is recommended
that you ask for a room in the building that adjoins the Conference Center,
these may go fast as they provide the most convenient access to the Conference
Saturday Night Main Event
A Ballroom has been reserved for the hours of 6:00 P.M. until 11:00 P.M.
A registration table will be posted at the entrance for obtaining your name tags
and a memorabilia table will be stationed nearby.
Dress: Smart Casual - the Conference
Center is a nice setting and dress should be in good taste.
A Buffet Dinner will be served. The menu will be published once finalized by the
This year, any formal program is being kept to a minimum to afford classmates
ample opportunity to socialize with their school friends and make new friends.
It is expected that the first hour will be taken up with registration and folks
standing about, or sitting if they wish, engaged in conversation as one would
during a a typical social hour. Adult beverages may be obtained from the
nearby Conference Center bar at each individuals discretion and cost.
A call to dine will be announced and by that time it
is expected that folks will have selected themselves a table where they plan to
eat. Either just before or after dinner being served, each
attendee will announce themselves and their guest to the gathering as a whole.
Sometime during the evening, a short interlude of live music is planned.
That will conclude any presentation requiring every ones attention.
Beyond that, the remainder and greater part of the of
the evening is devoted and open to visitation. For those inclined, there
should be ample time to view the memorabilia table and/or take a moment to
view a looped video display of deceased classmates. These can all be done
at ones leisure and choosing.
Friday Night informal gathering
Dress: Smart Casual - the
Conference Center is a nice setting and dress should be in good taste.
Some folks will be arriving to the Conference Center Friday night and others
have expressed a desire for some sort of meeting for that evening. The
plan is to have an informal, no cost gathering in the Conference Center Lounge
area. The Conference Center has a large and comfortable
Lounge and it should provide a suitable environment for this informal gathering.
In addition to comfortable seating, light food and beverages, including
cocktails, may be ordered from this area. The Restaurant is close by and
for any wanting a heartier meal, it is available. This is a pay as you go
set up - you pay for what you order and nothing more.
Some folks, staying at the Conference Center or stationed
nearby may want to gather for Saturday and or Sunday breakfast. This is
left up to the individuals to arrange. The Conference Center facility has
bar and dining facilities or some may choose to gather outside the Conference
The center is located in Peachtree City,
a short 29 minute drive from the Airport. Shuttle
service is available for those flying in and not renting a
vehicle. However, it is a bit
expensive $38 each way. To arrange the service visit
The best description of the Conference Center is that it has the lush feel of
a resort insulated from the hustle and bustle of a big city.
Yet it is close enough to plenty of outside activities such as golf, movie
theaters, shopping dining and such. Even excursions to Atlanta are no more
than an hour away. Visit their web site
information. Some of the Conference Center's on site activities include:
For driving directions see: