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UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS



•   Vaneese Greensmith (Shaw)  7/29
•   Dorothy Williams (Williams)  7/29
•   Michael Cope  7/31
•   Carol Berry (Monette)  8/3
•   Sandy Berry  8/3
•   Michael Foltz (Foltz)  8/3
•   Steve Wirth  8/3
•   Floyd Holmes  8/4
•   Sondra Moffitt (Buckner)  8/5
•   Henry VanVleet  8/5
•   Carol Dunham (Byrd)  8/6
•   Harry Schill  8/6
•   Melvin Buser  8/10
•   Mary Dunham (Thompson)  8/13
•   Kathleen Jennings (Birchmeier)  8/14
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PROFILE UPDATES


•   James Wilcox  5/25
•   George Young (Bolen)  5/22
•   Gerald Storey  3/21
•   Harry Schill  3/7
•   William Hubbart  2/16
•   Donald J English  1/12
•   Alice Nelson (Brown)  12/11
•   Zetha Zeria (Zebra)  11/27
•   John Burrill  9/10
•   Michael King  9/9
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MISSING CLASSMATES


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JOINED CLASSMATES


Percentage of Joined Classmates: 54.7%


A:   277   Joined
B:   229   Not Joined
(totals do not include deceased)

WHERE ARE THEY NOW


Battle Creek Central High School
Class of 1965

Come Explore with Us... 

Here's an overview of how to use the BCCHS Class of 65 website.

Home Page is the webpage you are reading now. From any other page on this website, you can immediately jump to the Home Page by clicking on the BCCHS logo in the upper right corner.

Announcements appear after this overview. They will come and go and will usually contain information of a timely nature. You may browse expired announcements using the "What's New" feature.

What's New allows you to browse all the changes made to any aspect of the website including profile changes, announcements, new pictures or videos, new messages in the message center, etc.

Contact Us is useful to tell the website administrators about problems, questions you have, changes you would like to see made, password resets, etc.

Paean 1965 & 1964 displays the entire two yearbooks online. You can bookmark pages, zoom in on important pictures, print pages, etc.

First Time Visitors is what you'll want to read if you are new to the website and want to join. If you are a classmate of the 1965 Battle Creek Central class, please be sure to join.

Class Connection is the BEST way for Facebook users to link their Facebook account directly to the BCCHS65 website. Check it out.

Do you want more items explained right here? Be sure to use the Contact Us feature.

Who are your classmates? 
In the summer 2017, we added approximately 100 names as classmates on this website. None were graduates of BCCHS in 1965 who we forgot to include. They were BCCHS students who you may have had in class and might have been your good friends many years ago but who, for some reason, didn’t graduate with us. Rather than exclude them from some possible connections with their old friends, we added them as classmates for you to connect with. If there’s a classmate who was in the same grade as you, whether it was elementary, junior high or high school, who you would like added to our website, let us know via the Contact Us feature.

 

Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see all announcements!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

THE 55TH REUNION IS FINALLY HAPPENING!

A couple of months ago, we started a survey to obtain information about the interest level in having a reunion event this year or next year. There were about 30 responses. Almost 3/5's said they would attend an event this year (late summer or early fall). Almost 2/3's said they would be more likely to attend reunion events in summer 2022.

You spoke; we listened. We will attempt to do both.  So…

Following a long postponement caused by the COVID pandemic, we finally have a date for our rescheduled 55th Reunion --  September 17, 2021 from 6 - 10 p.m. The location is Record Box Loft, an event venue at 15 Carlyle St, third floor, conveniently located in downtown Battle Creek. This will be the only official reunion event for this year. Of course, you are free to plan your own extra events/lunches/dinners during that weekend.

The plan is next year we will have another reunion event(s). It may take more extensive planning to be successful. Hopefully a year from now, the country will be totally back to normal and people won't hesitate to travel. We will build off the successes of this reunion.

About a dozen of you indicated you would help with some of the planning for this year's event. We will contact you to get you involved where necessary. Thanks so much.

 

DETAILS:    6 - 10 p.m. September 17, 2021 at Record Box Loft, 15 Carlyle St

Because we are all looking forward to making connections, you won’t have the structure of a meal. Help yourself to heavy hors d'oeuvres and all the catching up you can muster in 4 hours without competing with music or dancing -- although we could all play our playlists.

There will be no charge to attend, but please feel free to make a donation; every little bit helps.

Food and drinks (beer, wine, soda) are complementary.

We will invite the BCCHS classes of 1963 and 1964.

There is parking at the Jackson Street city ramp and several other nearby places.

The ambience and furniture allows for customized group settings for casual visiting.

Casual attire.

THE NEXT LUNCHEON DATES ARE NOW SCHEDULED:

WEDNESDAY, JULY 21,  2021 @ 11:30 a.m.
&
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2021  @ 11:30 a.m.

WILL YOU BE THERE?
CLARA'S ON THE RIVER

COME AND CELEBRATE
JOIN YOUR CLASSMATES AT OUR OLD STANDBY!

 

IT WILL BE MORE FUN THAN EVER!
YOUR PRESENCE IS ALL THAT'S NECESSARY!

Your fellow Bearcats are eager to attend the luncheons they so miss. They are already beginning to queue up as can be seen in the photo above. 

It will be 18 months between our last BCCHS Class of 65 lunch and the next one. It was a small group on January 15, 2020 and who would have guessed we wouldn't meet again for a year and a half!

After so much time and so much pain and suffering, in Michigan as of Tuesday, June 22, both indoor and outdoor settings for businesses will increase to 100% capacity, and face masks will no longer be required. Individual businesses will still be allowed to require masks. And Clara's is taking matters seriously. They have made major changes to insure the safety and health of its customers. You can read their Welcome Back message at https://claras.com/welcome-back/.

Please consider returning to join your classmates to share how you've been surviving COVID-19. Pass the word to any classmates who might not see this announcement. The more, the merrier. There's a good chance the discussion might include reviewing plans for the reunion this fall. There will be more information about this very soon.

UPDATED ITEM FOLLOWS.

PAST BCCHS lunches and picnics...

Our Class of '65 lunches normally are on the third Wednesday of most months. Typically they are at Clara’s on the River at 11:30 a.m. or noon. Clara’s has good food and a convenient location with lots of parking. Clara’s will set aside a space for us in the restaurant where we can eat and visit for a few hours.

For several months, we've had monthly get-togethers for classmates in Battle Creek. Many classmates have enjoyed the company of each other and great food. If you live close to BC or will be visiting on the dates of the lunches, please join us! It's fun to spend some time with each other for lunch and catch up with what is going on.

Here are the past lunches in 2020:

January 15, 2020 at NOON at Clara's on the River. A small group attended.

February 19, 2020 at NOON at Clara's on the River. A small group came and celebrated the 114th anniversary of the founding of the Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Company, which is now Kellogg's. It's was GRRRRREAT.

Here are the past lunches in 2019:

January 16, it was small and intimate.

February 20, not scheduled, NOT planned.

March 20, let's have a great turnout!  TIME FOR THIS ONE IS NOON (not 11:30!!)

April 17, please try to be there. Back to 11:30 a.m. at Clara's.

May 15, NOON start time at Kitchen House Restaurant in Richland, See details and scrumptious Italian inspired menu at www.kitchenhouserestaurant.com.

June 19, Back to Clara's at NOON.  This was a great turnout. More than 14 classmates and guests were there. We had to move to a larger table to get everyone seated at one table.

July 17, please try to be there. Back to NOON at Clara's. It is National Ice Cream Day. Come and cool off with your favorite ice cream, including one of their 12 Ice Cream drinks, a Clara's Sundae or chocolate malt.

August 24, Instead of the regularly scheduled lunch, WE HAD A PICNIC at Steve's house. There was a good turnout.

September 18, We had a good group at Clara's on the River at 11:30 a.m.  There was free CAKE. You missed a good one.

October 16, Repeat performance. Back again to Clara's on the River at 11:30 a.m. Come and celebrate FALL. Don't miss this one.

November 20 NOON @ Clara's, Repeat performance. Back again to Clara's on the River. Come and celebrate. We have six classmates celebrating birthdays this week. 

December 18 lunch was cancelled. It was scheduled for Clara's at noon. There was a Trump rally and the streets and parking could become very difficult.   We all Tried to Be Best!