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Grand Mountain Lodge & Spa, Boyne Falls, MI,  Site of '61 Mini-Reunion Golf Outing 22-26 Jun 09







Twenty-three classmates and 19 spouses, along with Chuck (Texas A&M ’61) and Adele Chamberlin, met at the Grand Mountain Lodge & Spa, Boyne Falls, Michigan, June 22-26, 2009 for a Class of 1961 Mini-Reunion golf outing. 


Attending were Dan and Pam Barney, Ed and Rina Brown, Pat and Gerry Carroll, Todd and Millie Counts, Joe Fishburne, Frank Gibson, Bob and Dawn Glass, Pete Gleichenhaus, John and Betsy Goldtrap, Jay and Maureen Hartford, Hamp Hodges, Gary and Button Hyde, Bob and Lonie Kewley, Jim and Mary Looram, John and Carol Jean MacLean, Phil and Sharon Mallory, Bob and Bobbi McCarthy, Bob and Barb Oliver, Lee and Judy Sager, Bob and Suzie Steege, Jerry and Cathy White, Bill Williamson, and Gene and Georgia Witherspoon.  Bill Madsen joined us on Wednesday and Lee and Penny Anderson joined us on Thursday for the closing banquet.

Pat and Gerry Carroll were our gracious hosts; Jerry White made all the arrangements; and Bob Kewley set up the golf matches and foursomes/threesomes.  All the men, except Dan Barney and Ed Brown, had three days of great golf at three different, magnificent courses.  Nine of the women ญญ– Gerry Carroll, Maureen Hartford, Button Hyde, Lonie Kewley, Mary Looram, Carol Jean MacLean, Suzie Steege, Cathy White, and Georgia Witherspoon – also played golf.

Other than the golf, along with all the attendant side bets and good natured harassing, highlights of the four-day event were cocktails and cookout at the Carroll’s home on Lake Charlevoix in Boyne City on Monday, cocktails on the Carroll’s yacht at the Boyne City Marina on Tuesday, a trip to Harbor Springs on the Carroll’s yacht on Wednesday, and cocktails and dinner at the Beach House on Deer Lake on Thursday.

The weather could not have been better.  Every day it was sunny and unseasonably warm for northern Michigan in late June – daytime highs in the high 80’s with night time lows in the mid 60’s.  Needless to say, everyone had a fabulous time and appreciate the efforts of the Carroll’s, Kewley’s, and White’s.

Click here for pictures of Monday's Cookout.

Click here for pictures Mackinac Island visit.

Click here for pictures of trip to Harbor Springs on Carroll's yacht.

Click here for pictures of some of the golfing outings.













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