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50 Year Reunion

Okay, classmates...it's May 7th already as we post this, and the May 15, 2022 Early Bird Deadline for the $55 per person rate for our June 18th Encina Class of 1972 50th High School Reunion is almost here!

After that date, and until June 10, 2022, the rate will be $65 per person.

We have had a great response already!

Here are the main event details for our exciting Class of 1972 50th High School Reunion on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at:

Lake Natoma Inn
702 Gold Lake Drive
Folsom, CA 95630

It will take place in The Sutter Room from 6 pm to 11 pm.

The evening will include Mediterranean Buffet dinner and one drink per person (wine or beer). Additional drinks can be purchased at “no host” premium bar.

Dinner Buffet Includes:

Classic Ceasar Salad with Romaine Lettuce, Shaved Parmesan Cheese and Garlic Croutons with Creamy Ceasar Dressing
Italian Orzo Salad with Sun Dried Tomato Dressing
Balsamic Grilled Vegetables, Rosemary Roasted Potatoes
Penne Pasta with Olive Oil, Basil, Garlic, Sun Dried Tomatoes and Pine Nuts
Tuscan Chicken with Artichoke Hearts, Kalamata Olives and Roasted Garlic
Baked Salmon with Braised Fennel and Tomatoes
Assorted Fresh Baked Rolls and Butter

Double Chocolate Cake

There will be a grads-only pre-gathering on Friday, June 17, 2022.

Early Bird Rate (between April 1, 2022 and May 15, 2022) is $55.00 per person.

After that date, the price per person will be $65.00.

Last date to buy tickets is June 10, 2022.

Since this is a catered event, we will not be able to accept “walk-ins” at the door.

You can pay by check. Details are listed below. Checks should be made out to Simon Slak with “Encina High School Class of 1972 - 50th Reunion” in the Memo line.

Send checks to:
Simon Slak
115 Cassin Court
Folsom, CA 95630

And a REMINDER that we've secured a discount at the Lake Natoma Inn for our out-of-town guests or anyone who would find it easier to just stay overnight at the Reunion venue and not have to drive anywhere afterward!

We'd love for Class of 1972 alums to connect with our email list to receive future updates. Just email Susan Schwartz Blum at susanblum@mac.com and ask her to add you to the email list!

Our 50th Reunion is going to be Saturday June 18th (main event) with a grads-only pre-gathering on Friday June 17th. Please send anyone from the class you're in contact with to our private Facebook Group. (You are more than welcome to join it as well to keep tabs on what's happening). 1) Our Facebook Group link is: https://www.facebook.com/groups/encina72reunion . Please give this link to any Class of 1972 member you come in contact with.

2) We are also duplicating our most important posts on the public-facing Encina Alumni Facebook Page, which has followers four from all the EHS classes. (The links below that I'm giving you are all to the Facebook Page, not the group, since you wouldn't be able to see the content unless you had joined the Facebook Group.)

3) Here is the latest signup information for the main reunion event on June 18th.

4) Here is the promo video describing the overall reunion weekend.

5) Read the latest posts about getting tickets to the reunion. Earlybird Deadline is May 15th.

6) Here is the link to register for the Friday night event.

7) Here is the link to watch the promo video for the Friday night event.

Kerry Shearer



Saturday, June 2, 2012
4:30 pm to Midnight

The Dante Club
2330 Fair Oaks Boulevard
Sacramento, CA

$50.00 Per Person In Advance
$60.00 Per Person At The Door
Buffet Style Dinner
No Host Bar
Casual Attire

We would like to extend an invitation to our teachers to attend our 40th Reunion as guests.
Please feel free to make a donation in their honor!

Contact Will Gunter at wgunter14@comcast.net or 916-284-7683

Reunion invite PDF

Reunion contact: Will Gunter (wgunter14 at comcast dot net)

The 1972 Class Directory lists contact information for your classmates. Please submit your contact information.

Your class does not have a webmaster at the present time.

35 year reunion photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/encinaalumni/
35 year reunion music video: http://www.youtube.com/EncinaAlumni
35 year reunion: video tribute to deceased classmates: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84Sl8u02NU4
1972 Encinian yearbook

Submit bio for class homepage

Submit contact information for class directory

Top Hits

Do you remember Archie Bell & The Drells, Bobby Goldsboro or The Lemon Pipers?  If not, you should know that they all had number one songs on the Billboard chart sometime between 1968 and 1972 according to Lyrics World.  We thought you would find the complete list entertaining.

Alone Again (Naturally) - Gilbert O'Sullivan
American Pie (Parts 1 & 2) - Don McLean
Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me - Mac Davis
Ben - Michael Jackson
Black and White - Three Dog Night
Brandy (You're A Fine Girl) - Looking Glass
The Candy Man - Sammy Davis, Jr.
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Roberta Flack
Heart of Gold - Neil Young
A Horse With No Name - America
I Am Woman - Helen Reddy
I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash
I'll Take You There - The Staple Singers
Lean on Me - Bill Withers
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
Me and Mrs. Jones - Billy Paul
My Ding-a-Ling - Chuck Berry
Oh Girl - The Chi-Lites
Papa Was a Rolling Stone - The Temptations
Song Sung Blue - Neil Diamond
Without You - Nilsson

Brand New Key - Melanie
Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones
Family Affair - Sly & The Family Stone
Go Away Little Girl - Donny Osmond
Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves - Cher
How Can You Mend a Broken Heart - The Bee Gees
I Feel the Earth Move - Carole King
Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian) - The Raiders
It's Too Late - Carole King
Joy to the World - Three Dog Night
Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me) - The Temptations
Knock Three Times - Dawn
Maggie Mae - Rod Stewart
Me and Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin
One Bad Apple - The Osmonds
Theme from "Shaft" - Isaac Hayes
Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey - Paul McCartney
Want Ads - Honey Cone
You've Got a Friend - James Taylor

ABC - The Jackson 5
Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Diana Ross
American Woman - The Guess Who
Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
Cracklin' Rosie - Neil Diamond
Everybody Is a Star - Sly & The Family Stone
Everything Is Beautiful - Ray Stevens
For You Blue - The Beatles
Hello Darlin' - Conway Twitty
I Found That Girl - The Jackson 5
I'll Be There - The Jackson 5
Isn't It a Pity - George Harrison
I Think I Love You - The Partridge Family
I Want You Back - The Jackson 5
Let It Be - The Beatles
The Long and Winding Road - The Beatles
The Love You Save - The Jackson 5
Make It with You - Bread
Mama Told Me (Not to Come) - Three Dog Night
My Sweet Lord - George Harrison
Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head - B.J. Thomas
The Tears of a Clown - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) - Sly & The Family Stone
(They Long to Be) Close to You - The Carpenters
Venus - Shocking Blue
War - Edwin Starr

Aquarius / Let the Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures) - The 5th Dimension
Come Together - The Beatles
Crimson and Clover - Tommy James & The Shondells
Daddy Sang Bass - Johnny Cash
Dizzy - Tommy Roe
Everyday People - Sly & The Family Stone
Get Back - The Beatles
Honky Tonk Women - The Rolling Stones
I Can't Get Next to You - The Temptations
In the Year 2525 - Zager & Evans
Leaving on a Jet Plane - Peter, Paul & Mary
Love Theme from "Romeo & Juliet" - Henry Mancini & His Orchestra (instrumental)
Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye - Steam
Someday We'll Be Together - Diana Ross & The Supremes
Sugar, Sugar - The Archies
Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley
Wedding Bell Blues - The 5th Dimension

Grazing in the Grass - Hugh Masekela
Green Tambourine - The Lemon Pipers
Harper Valley P.T.A. - Jeannie C. Riley
Hello, I Love You - The Doors
Hey Jude - The Beatles
Honey - Bobby Goldsboro
I Heard It Through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
Judy in Disguise (with Glasses) - John Fred & His Playboy Band
Love Child - Diana Ross & The Supremes
Love Is Blue (L'Amour Est Bleu) - Paul Mauriat & His Orchestra
Mrs. Robinson - Simon & Garfunkel
People Got to Be Free - The Rascals
(Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
This Guy's in Love with You - Herb Alpert
Tighten Up - Archie Bell & The Drells

Last updated: 5/22/22

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