Thursday, August 14, 2008

Family Picnic in the Park

This Saturday, at noon, thanks to Millie Parker Olsen, a BYOP (Bring your own Picnic) will be hosted for all East High 98er's and their kiddies at Laird Park. (1800 East in between Laird and Princeton Avenue).

Thanks Millie for helping put this together!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Thank you to our sponsors

We want to give a big shout out of thanks to our sponsors for financially helping out with this event. Lauren has had empty her own pockets so every donation has been greatly appreciated.

The Children’s Hour
898 South 900 East
Salt Lake City, Utah

Jill Stewart Tabatabaei at

Valley Paint Manufacturing
727 S 950
Woods Cross, UT 84087

Hart Design
1816 Gallant View Road
Saratoga Springs, Utah 84045
Amy Hart 801-867-0761

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

The Polish Magician Lives!!!

I have a feeling this reunion will be pretty unforgettable. I believe this for many reasons. The first being that Lauren is behind it all and we all know that she, being a phenomenal person, will put on a fantastic event. Second, it will be so much fun to see all of our old friends, find out what they've been up to, and hopefully establish more friendships through out the night. Third, there will be dancing...that's all I need to know. Tyler "Danger" Evans will be on the dance floor which is always pure entertainment. Who knows what moves we've all learned over this past decade. Finally, Rob Ferre will be our DJ which in of itself will be a total blast. Rob is hilarious and I'm excited to see what he'll have up his sleeve. Hopefully we can get a little "Polish Magician" out of him. Lauren also tells me that Tyler Evans and Josh Feinauer will be our emcees. There will be a short program during dinner and dancing afterwards. It will be an event to remember. Lets try to remember to RSVP to the event on Facebook (East High 98 Group) or email us at Buy your tickets today!!! We can't wait to see all of you there.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Dress Code

For those of you wondering what to wear to this classy event, dress code is "smart casual." It has been suggested that smart casual for men consists of dress trousers (or even crisp jeans with a sport coat), a long-sleeve dress shirt, a tie, leather loafers or dressy slip-on's, patterned socks or solid-colored dress socks, a tipped belt, and you may or may not wear a sport coat.
For women, it consists of slacks, crisp jeans or a skirt (long or short), a blouse or turtleneck, a fashionable belt, a jacket, a vest, or a sweater coordinated to your outfit, hosiery or socks with boots, flats (leather, suede, or fabric) or mid-heel shoes. Women may also wear jewelry, such as earrings that complement their overall outfit, at least. This category demands a pulled-together, harmonious, complete look with colors, fabrics, shoes, and accessories, for both men and women.

Thanks Wikipedia!!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

The Prez Has Spoken

For the past few months I have been working with a group of incredible volunteers planning what I think will be a fantastic reunion. We have booked a classy venue, made arrangements with an excellent caterer, and lined up some solid entertainment. It will be an evening to remember, and it is happening surprisingly soon.

I have heard from many of you that you are going to be there, but relatively few of you have purchased tickets. This isn't a problem by any means because we will be selling them at the door, but we have reached a point in the planning process where we require hard numbers. The catering company needs to know how many meals they will be preparing and we have to purchase all of the associated utensils and supplies. The JCC (our chosen venue) is only a viable option if attendance matches our projections, and based on the tickets that have been sold so far this doesn't appear to be the case. But I believe in our class and know that we can have a great reunion!

I need to know this week whether or not you are coming and if you will be bringing a guest. Perhaps most importantly, I need your answers to be as accurate as possible. The prospect of eating Little Caesar's pizza on the front lawn of East is not appealing to anyone, which is why we have planned something truly great. But it can't happen without more of you!

Purchasing your tickets online is an excellent way to let us know that you'll be there, but if you're buying yours at the door that's fine too. Please just let me know this week so that we can get things settled with the venue and our caterer.

Only four more days to purchase your reunion tickets for 38 dollars. Go to to purchase your tickets.
Congrats to Isaac Smith, who just recently got engaged! Go Smee!
In addition to the fabulous evening of dinner, dancing, and a few other surprises, Kimball High has graciously put together a morning of golf.

See you there,

Leopards on the Links

Join us in playing in the East High Class of ’98 Golf Tournament on the morning of the Reunion, August 16th, 2008. The tournament will be held at the University of Utah golf course in their last year of operation before they turn the fairways into hallways. The first group will tee off at 8AM. The tournament is $15 for 9 holes, format depends on how many golfers or groups register. Plenty of prizes will be up for grabs in a raffle, for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and last place golfers; as well as closest to the pin the longest drive.
This is a perfect opportunity to reconnect with classmates, build your network, or introduce your spouse in a fun environment. To register contact Kimball High at or by phone at (801) 891-2582.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Let's help her out!!

Hey all. Those of you who haven't purchased tickets should probably do so SOON!! Lauren needs to put a deposit down for the event and she can't pay out of her own pocket. Tickets were $35 before June 15 and now they are $38. Get them now before they become $45 per person. Here's the payment schedule:

Now, tickets are $38.00 ( a total steal--really)
per person after July 24th: $41.00
per person after August 9th: $45.00

Tickets will also be available at the door for $50 per person.

We are also currently looking for sponsors for our reunion. If anyone is interested in helping their fellow classmates enjoy the best possible atmosphere during the event, while also receiving some excellent goodwill publicity, then this is a great opportunity. The cost would be $250 dollars which includes 2 free reunion tickets and offers you the ability to advertise your company, display your logo, or simply subject us all to an inside joke from years gone by. For more information, please contact Lauren Johnson at

We all know Lauren is a classy lady. This will be a fabulous event if we all buy our tickets ASAP and make it all possible.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Disease sends toddler back through time

We all remember Nikki Norman. Her little girl has been diagnosed with metachromatic leukodystrophy, a rare and terminal disease. Eliza has the late infantile form, the most common and most severe. Symptoms include muscle wasting and weakness, muscle rigidity, developmental delays, progressive vision loss, convulsions, trouble swallowing, paralysis and dementia. Most children with MLD do not live to age 5. The other forms start later and progress more slowly.

I advise all to read this article. It breaks my heart to hear about the pain Nikki's family is suffering but am so touched to see the strength and love she has for little Eliza. We are thinking about you Nikki and hopefully we can meet Eliza at the next "monthly birthday party."

Here's the link to the article that was on the front page of the Deseret News in Salt Lake City:,5143,700234571,00.html

Friday, June 13, 2008

Thank you for the pictures everyone!!!

We finally scrounged up some pictures. I would love more so send them to

East High "98ers"

I finally got my hands on some pictures and miraculously found an envelope with all these graduation pics inside. You all look pretty spiffy. I wish I had everyone on here. Send me your photos!!!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Buy your tickets NOW and SAVE!!!!!

Details and invite are here!

Invite and all the details are here! :)

Go to the site below, and there you can purchase your tickets. If you purchase them before June 15, they are less expensive, so get 'em now.:)

and again, another friendly reminder, help spread the word! So many of our class is still lost.

Looking forward to seeing all of you in August!

Lets Help Marcie Madrid!!!

This message was posted on the East High Facebook page:

Hey everyone and anyone,
So I'm really not one for mass emails, but for those of you who know (and remember), and love Marcie Madrid, she needs our help. Life has turned upside down for her and her little girl lately, and though your prayers are appreciated and needed, this is one situation where money talks. I know none of us are rich, but I am asking on her behalf for you to take a look at what you can spare and help her out. She is working so hard to make the best of a situation she does not deserve to be in. If you can find it in your hearts (i.e. wallets) to help her out, please, please take a field trip today to any Zion’s Bank and give what you can to the account set up in my name (Dayna McCormick) ending in 4934 or stop by my home and laugh at my 15 month pregnant self at 2785 S 2520 E in SLC and I will be wiring her money daily. Thanks from Marcie!


Thursday, March 27, 2008

East High Class of 98

Until you people send me some pictures, you'll have to look at Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens in her tight white capri pants.
It's your call!! Send pics to OR ELSE!!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Date of Reunion

Hey I just got word from the boss that the reunion is set for August 16th. We are in the process of setting up paypal to purchase tickets. We can't wait to see all of you!! If you see this blog and have one of your own, give us your site and we'll post it.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Welcome Alumni

East High Class of 1998...The 10-year-reunion is in the making and we need to gather your contact information. Please send your name (maiden and married), address, your most permanent email address and phone number, any networking sites you may be on, and blogs and websites to the email address: Please put your name as the subject line, and include a request if you do NOT want your contact info placed in a directory we will make for the reunion.Then, we ask that you PLEASE FORWARD THIS MESSAGE TO ALL OF THE EAST HIGH 98er's YOU HAVE CONTACT INFO ON SO THAT WE CAN FIND EVERYONE! Thank you for your help in advance.And also, there is a group on for our class: East High Class of '98. Thanks so so much!