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This “Know Before You Go” will provide you with everything you need to know about attending the various events
throughout the entire reunion weekend.

Got Questions?

Send and email to ldbellclassof78@gmail.com and someone will be back in touch with you shortly.


Class of 1978 40th Reunion
September 14-16, 2018

General Information:

  • Limited tickets may be available for Saturday night at the door for $100 per person / $200 a couple (+ CC processing fee)
  • We WILL accept credit card payments onsite Saturday night
  • Saturday Night will be a cash bar (so bring your wallet).  Coffee/Tea will be provided with dinner


ONLINE AUCTION: We want to thank everyone who bid on items in our online auction. If you were the winning bidder on an auction item, you should have been notified via email of your winning bid from our Auction Co-Chair, Kayla Walker Venner.  You can pay for your item online. Simply click on the “PAY” button below, and you’re all set!

ONSITE SILENT AUCTION: At our Saturday night Dinner/Dance, we will have a few very special silent auction items for you to bid on. One of them will be a custom designed Class of 1978 Blue Raider football helmet – autographed by Coach Tim Edwards. Another will be a vacation to a beautiful condo in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

Saturday night Silent Auction winners will be announced at 10:45pm and will be able to pay onsite (bring your credit cards!! 🙂

Who To Contact With Questions: Kayla Venner 817-455-1547 vennerk@verizon.net or Pat Wilson 214-546-8146 info@patwilsongraphics.com


Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Texas Star Golf Course & Conference Center

Additional Information: The Class of ’78 will be donating school supplies to the HEB ISD and are asking everyone to bring your supplies with you to the Saturday Night Dinner/Dance. We will be collecting them at the registration table. You can drop them off when you get your name badge. We will be delivering them to the ISD next week.

Rather Donate $$$:  If you are not able to get supplies prior to the event and would like to make a $$ donation for school supplies, click the button below to donate via our GoFundMe page and we will be passing those donations along as well. Thank you!

Our GoFundMe account will CLOSE at MIDNIGHT on Sunday, September 16, 2018 – so please make your donation before then so we can meet our goal of $1,978.00.

Who To Contact With Questions: Rick Weaver, 917-698-0722 rick.weaver@mac.com

FRIDAY NIGHT: Football Game & Mixer

Homecoming Game

Date: Friday, September 14, 2018
Time: 7:00pm
Tickets: $8.00 before game day / $10.00 at the gate on game day (Pre-purchase can be made at the stadium)
Dress Code: Comfortable Raider Attire (if you still have it)

Pre-Registrations: 63ppl

Location: Pennington Field, 1501 Central Dr, Bedford, TX 76022 

Additional Information: Join Coach Tim Edwards and your classmates at the game. We’re playing Irving MacArthur for our homecoming game and we’re meeting at 7:00pm at Pennington Field. Buy your tickets at the gate or before at the stadium and look for our Reunion Banner – SECTION C. If you want to read more about our football team, visit the Booster website at http://ldbellfootball.net

History of Pennington Field: Click Here

Who To Contact With Questions: Scott Hammonds 817-233-4464 playacondo@charter.net

Post Game Mixer

Date: Friday, September 14, 2018
Dress Code: Comfortable Raider Attire (if you still have it)

Location: Bronco’s Sports Bar & Grill, 900 Airport Fwy #166, Hurst, TX 76054 

Additional Information: After the game, we will be meeting at Bronco’s to raise a glass and celebrate (hopefully) a big win over Irving MacArthur – and – to reignite old friendships and develop new ones. Plan on joining us!

Who To Contact With Questions: Sherry George Hammonds 817-233-4463 sherry.hammonds@charter.net


Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018
Shotgun Start Time: 8:00am
Dress Code: Golf Attire
Pre-Registrations: 18ppl

Location: Bear Creek Golf Club, 3500 Bear Creek Ct., Dallas TX 75261 (Near South End of D/FW Airport) 

Additional Information: Be ready for some fun on the course. You may want to bring a little cash with you if you want to contribute to a pot for 1st and 2nd place teams.

Who To Contact With Questions: Ray Bunch 817-751-1654 ray.bunch1960@gmail.com or Andy Duncan 817-791-6410 errandboys@tx.rr.com


Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018
Time: 6:00pm – 11:00pm
Dress Code: Cocktail / Business Casual Attire
Onsite Tickets: Limited tickets may be available for Saturday night at the door for $100 per person / $200 a couple

Pre-Registrations: 187ppl
See Who’s Coming

Location: Texas Star Conference Center – Grand Suite, 1400 Texas Star Parkway Euless, Texas 76040 

Additional Information: Your reunion committee has been working for months to deliver a unique reunion experience for you.  Below is the agenda for the evening’s festivities.  We hope you enjoy it as much as we have had in preparing it for you.

6:00pm – Registration Opens
7:00pm – Ballroom Doors Open & Band Starts Playing
7:30pm – Dinner Buffet Begins
8:00pmWelcome & Introductions
9:15pmAwards Ceremony [Awards to be given: Distance Travelled (Longest & Shortest) Least Physically Changed (Dick Clark & Cher) Young Love & Married Longest Family Related (Most Kids/Grandkids) Life Choices (Most Degrees, World Traveled & Most Interesting Story) Community Service (Making a Difference)]
10:00pm – Dancing & Networking
10:45pmSilent Auction Winners Announced

Who To Contact With Questions: Cheryl Swanzy Quast 214-287-6403 cherylquast@outlook.com, Frankie Holloway Barnett 817-271-8416 frankiebarnett1@gmail.com, or Linda Loerwald Hardy 817-994-0156 linda.hardy@wnco.com

SUNDAY MORNING: Farewell Breakfast

Date: Sunday, September 16, 2018
Time: 9:00am – 11:00am
Dress Code: Casual
Pre-Registrations: 46ppl

Location: The Vineyard Restaurant at Hilton DFW Lakes Hotel, 1800 Highway 26E, Grapevine, TX 76051 

Additional Information: Plan on joining us for a casual breakfast buffet to reminisce about the weekend and to say “so long for now” to your fellow classmates. Price/Ticket: $16.95 ++ Those planning to attend the breakfast will pay individually that morning directly to the venue.

Who To Contact With Questions: Rick Weaver, 917-698-0722 rick.weaver@mac.com