Reunion Information

  RSVP by 9/10/2021* for our

Class of 1971 50th Reunion! 


September 24th through the 26th!

* denotes new information



*Class of 71 Reunion Update: Due to increased outbreaks of the COVID Delta variant, masks will be required to be worn inside Hellriegel's while not eating. This is to protect each other and the loved ones we go home to including young grandchildren not yet eligible for the vaccine.


*We will have masks and hand sanitizer available and have been assured that the room is well ventilated. Tables and chairs will be strategically placed. Please bring warm clothing depending on the weather as we expect to mingle outdoors as much as possible.


*We look forward to seeing you but also understand each one of us will need to weigh the risks of attendance and decide accordingly.


The Reunion Committee


EVENTS:  * We have planned as many events as possible to be outdoors due to COVID and are counting on our brother and sister Classmates to help keep each other safe. We will follow all applicable State, Local and CDC Guidelines.


Thursday 9/23: Local and early birds- drinks at Nemeth's after 7pm Trivia Night. *If it's too crowded, we will go to The Winking Lizard on Mentor Ave.


Friday 9/24: 9:00am to 10am Walk at Chair Factory Falls Meet at  Environmental Center Pavilion off 608 on Alexander Rd Concord, Ohio - tea and coffee provided  by the Becks family from 9am to 10am *Please contact Charles Becks to confirm your attendance (912) 247-5182 or                                 

                     5:00pm Painesville Vintage Car Show in the ParkView vintage restored cars downtown 

                     7:00pm Harvey Football Game - for those to wish to go for old time sake - sit in middle section 

                     6-10pm Class Meet and Greet at Red, Wine and Brew Old Johnny Cake Ridge, Mentor-Cash bar,  *Individuals responsible for ordering and paying for their own food and drinks. Class of 71 will provide a few appetizers to start. Tom Hitzel is our point person  (440) 667-0654


Saturday 9/25: 9:00am to Noon. Holden Arboretum Walk - Kirkland, Ohio - meet at Thayer Center for tea/coffee 9-10am donated by the Becks family- Admission $15 or discounted to $11 with 10 or more pre-registered classmates and guests.*Please contact Charles Becks to confirm your attendance ASAP.(912) 247-5182.

                 9/25 10:00am Golf at Painesville Country Club- call Barb Phipps Francosky 440-728-1333 to reserve your spot-*12 tee times total, only 4 left!

                 9/25  2:00pm Wine Tasting - Meet at Stonegait Winery 4275 Bates Rd Madison and also taste nearby at Cask Winery *Contact Linda King( 614) 354-2815 with any questions.

                 9/25 6-10pm Celebratory Dinner Hellriegel's Inn Mentor Ave - *Only $65 per person- Don't miss the Big Night! Honor our lost       classmates and celebrate the fact we made it 50 years! There will be a DJ. Champagne Toast, raffle for hand made quilt donated by Kathryn Dalheim, Memorial flowers provided by Chris Bihary.


Sunday 9/26: 9:00am or 10am Walk Lake Erie Bluffs - Perry Township - Meet at Lane Road Shelter, 3301 Lane Road tea and coffee from 9-10am provided by the Becks family. *Please contact Charles Becks at (912) 247-5182 or

                        1:00pm Class Picnic - East end Headlands Beach - Nearest to Lighthouse and break wall - BYO food and non-alcoholic beverages                          locals please bring extra beach chairs. Yahoo!!


RSVP and send your check made out to Karen Grippi or pay through Venmo to:

Karen Grippi                             

228 W. Washington Street

Painesville Ohio 44077 or


Venmo to: @Karen-Grippi


$65 per person for dinner and all events except cash bar and individual costs for golf, drinks at RWB, wineries and entry fees to parks and Harvey football game( which should be free).


In Addition the Class of 71 is accepting donations to cover extra 50th Reunion costs, pay for the continued maintenance of our Class Website and to support additional reunions and projects under consideration including a Class of 71 yearly scholarship through the nonprofit Harvey Alumni Association. Thanks to those classmates who have already contributed!


Please RSVP to all events you plan to attend and return by mail to Karen Grippi or by email to


Sorry, I am unable to attend___


Enclosed is my check for $______ for me and______________________.  I/We plan to attend the events marked below:


9/25 Saturday Dinner at Hellriegel's: Yes___No___How many? ___ Make your selections below

chicken piccata__

beef filet___

salmon___ or 



9/25 Golf at Painesville CC: Yes___No___How many? ____

9/25 Wine Tasting in Madison: Yes__No___How many? ____

9/25 Holden Arboretum morning walk/hike: Yes____No____


9/24 Friday Chair Factory Falls morning walk/hike: Yes____No____

9/24 Painesville Vintage Car Show: Yes____No___

9/24 Harvey Football Game: Yes____No___

9/24 Red, Wine and Brew evening Meet and Greet: Yes____No___


9/26 Sunday Lake Erie Bluffs, Perry - morning walk/hike: Yes____No___

9/26 Picnic East end Mentor Headlands: Yes____No___


9/23 Thursday Drinks at Nemeth's for local and early birds: Yes____No___


Also, I am___  am not___ interested in making an additional cash donation at this time but; I am___  interested in considering it at a later date and would like additional information at that time. Donations in any amount can be sent in care of Karen Grippi at the address noted above.


See website for more information, times and directions and/or call or email any committee member:


Karen Wilt Grippi - (440) 376-3960

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

Linda Swan Burhenne (440) 254-4315

Barb Phipps Francosky 440-728-1333

Charles Becks - phone (912) 247-5182