The Emansive Class of 1968 held its 45th reunion celebration on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 23, 24 and 25, 2013.
Our reunion weekend began on Friday at 12:30 p.m. with a women's luncheon. Thirty three of us gathered at De and Mike Zborowski's home up in the Borah neighborhood. Kathy Little Baker served as De's co-hostess. Our great lunch was catered by The Saladman (owned by classmate, Sharon Lee Olson and her husband, Chris). Everyone was amazed and delighted by the Zborowski's wonderful backyard, which they've turned into a virtual village.
Saturday daytime activities included a green belt walk, enjoyed by 6 intrepid walkers; a mountain and a road bike ride - we only had a few bikers but they reported getting a great ride in; a golf outing at Banbury golf course - 8 classmates made the rounds; tours of Borah, the new South and the new West, which were cancelled because there weren't enough sign-ups to make the effort worthwhile this time - hope to attract more folks next time; and the main event of the weekend - our gathering at Kathy Birch Durbin's. About 66 attended and everyone had a great time. Lots of good food, good conversation and some outstanding baton and hula hoop work!
Sunday, ten intrepid rafters braved the rapids of the Payette River. A good time was had by all (and nobody fell in, or at least no one has admitted to it!
In addition to having a lot of fun over the weekend, the party at Kathy's provided an opportunity to give people an update on our scholarship endowment fund. Denise and Georgia also spoke about the donations to the Borah Student Assistance Fund that the Safari Sisters have gathered at Christmas get-togethers over the past several years. Classmates at the reunion opened their hearts and their pockets and gave $683 for the Assistance Fund and added $380 to the scholarship fund, leaving us just $600 short of our $25,000 goal. Way to go, emansive classmates!