Reunion Information

Dear Valued Classmate,


It's been 50s years since we graduated from Harvey or were part of the Class of 71 at some point during our formative years. Some of us have known each other since kindergarten, others since junior high or high school. Some of us were present for a year or more and moved on before graduation but are still forever a part of the energy and ethos of the Class of 71. It's high time we meet up again to celebrate the fact that we have made it this far and to honor those of our classmates who left the planet too soon. Get yourself and your significant other ready to come to a once in a lifetime experience: Our 50th Class Reunion!


Save these dates and make your travel plans for:

 Friday September 24th through Sunday September 26th.    15% discount at the Comfort Inn across from Red Hawk: Code LFEST


The goal is to make our reunion a fun, safe, affordable and accessible experience for all. Most events are planned for the outdoors with contingencies for inclement weather. While still in the planning stages, including offsetting costs, the working itinerary is set forth below. More details will be provided on our class website and class Facebook page, Harvey1971, as they are solidified. Your suggestions are welcomed and can be communicated to any of the reunion ad hoc committee members listed below. 


[Early arrivals and locals - meet up at Nemeth's on Thursday Night]


FRIDAY 9/24/2021

  •  9:00am - Start the morning with a walk to Chair Factory Falls or along the  Greenway Corridor. The Falls walk involves a hill. Corridor walk is handicap accessible. Coffee and tea provided from 9 to 9:30am
  •  1:00pm - Explore Painesville on your own or cruise with classmates in a car caravan to some of our old favorites -  downtown, the Flats, Fairport Beach, Township Park, the Old and New Harvey, etc. locations
  •  MAIN FRIDAY EVENT:  6:00pm until 10pm -   Meet and Greet at the Red, Wine and Brew Patio on Old Johnny Cake Ridge, Mentor 
  • Other events available to check out before the meet and greet
  • 5:00pm - Car Cruise in the Park downtown Pville.  
  •  7:00pm - Harvey Varsity Football Game at the Flats vs. Geneva

  SATURDAY 9/25/2021  

  • 9:00am - Holden Arboretum Canopy Walk and Tower - first platform of the Murch Canopy walk is wheelchair accessible, suspension bridges, platforms and Emergent Tower may have limited accessibility for some. 
  • 11:00am - GOLF - Little Mountain Country Club play 9 or 18 holes
  •   2:00pm - Wine Tasting - Visit local winery or wineries to be determined
  •   CLASS of 71 CELEBRATION!! - 6pm to 10pm Outdoor Dining, drinks and activities at Red Hawk Grill Auburn Rd. Painesville.
  • Other events available to check out:
  • Painesville Chili Cook off 

SUNDAY 9/26/2021

  • Sunday - 9:00am Walk on the Lake Erie Bluffs - Eagle Nest view and Forest Edge trails with 50-foot observation tower Perry Township.
  • Sunday - CLASS PICNIC  1:00PM - Headlands State Beach at the west end facing our beloved pumping station.

Come share one or more of the above experiences with your classmates.


Please check for ongoing info on our Class of 71 website: 

While you're there please update your information so you don't miss anything or send an email update to Tom has been faithfully keeping up our website and Facebook page - Harvey1971.


Looking forward to seeing you in September! 


Best Wishes from:

The Adhoc 50th Reunion Zoom Group:

Linda King - (614) 354-2815

Kathy Dalheim - (216) 355-6038

Linda Forte - (313) 919-1331

Lana Karhu - phone (707) 322-3478

Tom Hitzel - phone (440) 667-0654

Charles Becks - phone (912) 247-5182