Friday, October 7, 2011

Check in at the St Louis Frontenac Hilton.  See the "Accomodations" page on this web-site for details in reserving a room.   (See Driving Directions below from Airport to Hotel.  The hotel also provides a complimentary shuttle to and from the airport.)

Change in Location for Friday Night Reunion Event Concordia Lutheran Church - Concordia Commons   Time: 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm 

We found the potentially large number of class members that may be coming to the Friday night event would overload Larry and Sandy Brown’s home--especially if the weather turned bad that evening.

So instead we will have "Oktoberfest" at Concordia Lutheran Church, located at 505 S. Kirkwood Road in Kirkwood. The church is located at Kirkwood Road and Woodbine--directly across the street from the Magic House Children’s Museum. Driving directions and a map to the location are posted on the website.  A hotel shuttle will be available for the trip back and forth from the hotel.

Entrance to the building will be from the adjoining parking lot in the rear of the property.  We will meet in an area at the Church called Concordia Commons--on the second floor. An elevator is available. Light snacks (chips, nuts, vegetables/dip, deli sausage/cheese platter) and wine, beer and soda will be served at the event.
Saturday, October 8
We will visit the old LHSC site at Lake and Waterman (now New City School) at 10:30 am.   The visit is self-guided, so enjoy! Suggestions for a place to go for lunch are listed lower down on this page.  In case you need to be reminded how to get to Lake and Waterman, driving directions are also shown below.

On Saturday evening, the Reunion celebration and dinner will be held at Le Cafe, a private event room in the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac Hotel. The celebration and dinner will be held from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm. This will be an opportunity to dress up a little for the evening.  Former teachers will be invited to attend.  A brief program will be presented, but the evening is for you to “catch up", recall our LHSC years and renew class member friendships. The cost of the dinner is included in the registration fee.  A cash bar will be available from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm.  (See below for the banquet menu.)

Sunday, October 9

A beautiful Sunday morning church service will be led by our class members Rev. Carl Sachtleben and Rev. Wayne Schroeder.  This service will include prayers of Remembrance and Thanksgiving for our class members who have passed on, with Native American flute music. After the service, class members may wish to depart for home or meet for an informal lunch at a location to be determined.  

Sunday morning church service will be held at Glendale Lutheran Church from 9:30 - 10:15 am.  Glendale Lutheran is on the corner of Manchester and Sappington.  (See driving directions below.) 

Making reunion gift to Lutheran High School Association

For those wishing to make a reunion gift to the Lutheran High School Association, you can go to the website address below. You can make your gift by credit card on the website. We do not have plans for a specific class gift. However, you are encouraged to make your own gift. You can add in a “comment” section on the donor page sequence and state that this is from you as a member of the Lutheran High School Central class of 1961.

Website address to make a donation:


Our menu for Saturday evening dinner:

Hors d' oeuvres:

Risotto & Asiago Fritter with Red Pepper

Crabcakes with Remoulade Sauce

A “Taste of the Hill” dinner buffet will follow


Classic Caesar salad

Grilled Filet of Beef with Shallot Jus

Chicken stuffed w/ Proscuitto, Fontina & Roasted Peppers

Bowtie Pasta with choice of Alfredo or Marinara Sauce

Rosemary and Olive Oil Roasted Fingerling potatoes

Grilled marinated vegetables

Tiramisu and Cannolis

Coffee and Teas

Driving Directions from Lambert St. Louis Airport to Hilton St. Louis Frontenac Hotel

1. Head northwest on Lambert International Blvd toward Garage Parking 0.8 mi
2. Turn left to merge onto I-70 W 2.9 mi
3. Take exit 232A-232B to merge onto I-270 S toward Memphis 7.9 mi
4. Take exit 12A-12B for Ballas Rd/I-64 E 1.0 mi
5. Merge onto I-64 E 1.6 mi
6. Take exit 28A for US-61 S/US-67 S/Lindbergh Blvd 0.2 mi
7. Turn right onto US-61 S/US-67 S/S Lindbergh Blvd Destination will be on the right 10 ft

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Directions and map - Hilton Frontenac to Concordia Lutheran Church Kirkwood

1. Head south on S Lindbergh Blvd toward Clayton Rd 2.1 mi
2. Continue onto N Kirkwood Rd Destination will be on the right 2.2 mi

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Directions and map - Hilton Frontenac to New City School (formerly Lutheran High School)

1. Head south on S Lindbergh Blvd toward Clayton Rd 0.3 mi
2. Make a U-turn 0.4 mi
3. Turn right to merge onto I-64 E/US-40 E toward St Louis 7.6 mi
4. Take exit 36A-36B for Kingshighway N/Kingshighway S 0.3 mi
5. Turn left onto S Kingshighway Blvd 1.2 mi
6. Turn left onto Waterman Blvd Destination will be on the right 0.4 mi

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Directions and map - Hilton Frontenac to Glendale Lutheran Church, Glendale

1. Head south on S Lindbergh Blvd toward Clayton Rd 2.1 mi
2. Continue onto N Kirkwood Rd 0.3 mi
3. Turn left onto Manchester Rd 1.1 mi
4. Turn right onto N Sappington Rd Destination will be on the right 469 ft

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Some Recommendations:   Restaurants for Saturday Lunch after Visit to New City School 

The Loop - University City Area

Blueberry Hill
6504 Delmar in the Loop
(314) 727-4444

Fitz's American Grill and Bottling Works
6605 Delmar in the Loop
(314) 726-9555

Central West End

Bar Italia Restorante - Cafe
13 Maryland Plaza
(314) 361-7010

 Llywelyn's Pub
4747 McPherson
(314) 361-3003

Duff's Restaurant
392 N Euclid
(314) 361-0522
(Saturday Brunch 10AM - 2PM)



Local St. Louis weatherman Dave Murray predicts for October:  Mild to warm early in the month...then a cool down.  Some very mild days. But the month will average out below average for temperatures. Frost or freeze...stay alert anytime after October 17th. Expect a dry, maybe very dry month with rainfall well below average.
LHSC 50th Year Reunion
When: October 7-9, 2011
Where: Frontenac Hilton
St Louis, MO

Contact: David Meyer

Please register and pay as soon as possible so we can finalize plans. Absolute deadline for RSVP registration and payment required no later than Thursday, September 1, 2011