Fifth Annual Encina homecoming party

The Homecoming 2002 party was on Friday, November 1, 2002 at El Camino HS.

[Homecoming 2002 rsvps] [Pregame party] [Homecoming game] [Postgame party] [Dave Underwood photos]

Event: Homecoming Rally
Date: Friday, Nov 1, 2002
Time: 11:00-11:35am
Where: Encina High School gym
The alumni will have their own section of the stands between the juniors and seniors. You must check in at the front office and get a visitor's pass to attend the rally.
Event: Pre-game party
Date: Friday, Nov 1, 2002
Time: 5:00pm to 730pm
Where: Whitney Elementary  School multi-purpose room
4248 Whitney Ave (off Eastern)
Sacramento,CA 95821
Encina will be selling BBQ food and drinks for those who wish to purchase dinner.

Barbara Githens '77 is principal of Whitney Elementary and we thank her for hosting the pregame homecoming party at her school !!!

Tickets for the football game will be on sale at the pregame party.

Event: Homecoming game
Opponent: San Juan HS
JV 5:00pm
Varsity 7:00pm to 930pm
Where: El Camino High School
4300 El Camino Ave
Sacramento, CA 9582
Admission: $5
The Encina alumni have been invited by Principal Myrtle Berry to participate in the half-time activities. The alumni are providing the convertibles for the homecoming parade.

Paul Stewart 76 is chairing the alumni float committee again this year. The following are invited to ride on the float:
Ron Mintle '65 (hosts the Encina webserver)

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Event: Postgame party
Where: Jose's Restaurant
(Formerly Palomino Room, next door to Jack's House of Music)
3405 El Camino Ave (near Watt)
Sacramento,CA 95821

When: After homecoming game
(about 10pm to 1am)
Location: Banquet room in back
Lucia Churches '73 has reserved a large, private banquet room which can accomodate 120-130 people. The restaurant is open till 10pm, the bar is open till 1am. We will have our own bartender. Lucia paid the $200 deposit herself and will be collecting voluntary donations from those who drop in.

Express your interest in the Homecoming Party using this form.

Parking. If the El Camino parking lot is full, there is also a parking lot on Eastern. If you are coming north on Eastern, you can turn right into a big parking lot before you reach the school. .

Alcohol. No alcohol please. We need to be on our best behaviour if we are to use school facilities for future homecoming parties. Encina will be providing security and violators will be spanked!

Children. Are welcome to all events.

Rally. 1100-1135 in the Encina gym. Please check in at the main office beforehand. A few of the alumni will probably be able to judge the students.

Pregame party. Starts at 5pm in the Whitney Elementary School multipurpose room. Look for the Encina homecoming banner. Please sign the guest book, get your nametag and have your picture taken if you wish. Encina will be BBQing and selling food and drinks at the pregame party.

Nametags. Preprinted nametags will be provided for those who rsvp. There will be blank nametags for those who did not rsvp and for guests who want them. If you are going to the game first, please stop by the cafeteria and pick up your nametag. Even if you have not rsvped, you can make your own nametag using a blank Encina Homecoming nametag.

Classes. The cafeteria will have a eight tables set up for each five years of alumni (61-65, 66-70, etc). Look for your class banner to find your classmates. Please sign in under your class year so your classmates will know you are at the party.

Decorations. Chris Moser Taylor 78 provided all the decorations!

Photos. Throughout the evening, if you see someone with a PHOTO badge, feel free to ask to have your picture taken.

Dinner. There will be tables for those who bring food to eat for dinner. Encina will be selling burgers, chips, and drinks. We will provide some snacks and munchies.

Faculty. Based on last year's party, most faculty came to the pregame party and only a few stayed for the game and postgame party. If there is someone you want to see, come to the pregame party. Teachers and staff will have FACULTY nametags.

Game. The homecoming game starts at 730 in the El Camino stadium. Admission is $5 for adults. Encina will mark off a section of the home stands for alumni. This is just so alumni can find classmates more easily. You can sit anywhere you want.

Parade. The homecoming parade should start about 830. Drivers should have their cars in the parking lot by 800. Riders should go down to the parking lot behind the stadium by 800 or so. We are providing alumni cars for the Encina student royalty. Please do not try and ride in any of the alumni cars. This has been a problem in the past. Last year, alumni took the rides that faculty had been promised, much to my chagrin. This year the only alumni rides are on the alumni float, which is by invitation only. Do not crash the parade!

Questions. If you have questions, anyone with a COMMITTEE nametag should be able to help you.

Remember, NO ALCOHOL OR SMOKING is allowed on campus!

Reunion committee:

Harlan Lau 73 (chair)
Steve Palmer 74
Barbara Githens 77 (hosting pregame party at Whitney Elementary)
Lucia Churches 73 (hosting postgame party at Jose's)

Chris Moser Taylor 78 (decorations)
Paul Stewart 76 (alumni float)

LaVonne Foster Facino 78
Gary Kennedy 78

Drivers of alumni cars:
Jerry Burks 71 - Harley motorcycle with rider carrying American flag
Patrick Dunn 73 - 2001 silver Corvette convertible
Kathleen Ketcherside Arceo 73 - 1994 green Audi cabriolet
Nancy Billings Breese 66 - Silver Prowler
Jerry Burks 71 - 1986 white Mustang convertible
Lad Wentzel 76 - Mustang convertible
Greg Grant 75 - Jeep
Vicki Griffiths Warner 62 - 2002 Toyota Camry Solara
Rett Smart 73 - 1967 Austin Mini Moke
Kris Grasso Elmer 70 - 1996 white Chrysler Sebring convertible
Ron Mintle 65 - 2002 Chrysler Sebring convertible
Molly Culbertson 62 - Silver Honda S2000

Alumni Float

Paul Stewart 76 - float chairman
Jim & Sandy Cameron Farmer 85 - Chevy pickup to pull float
Lisa Lowe Rodland 79 - flatbed trailer
Care Johnson 71 - transport trailer between Rio Linda and Sacramento
Jim Bain 78 - hosted float construction at his house
Gary Kennedy 78
Steve Palmer 74 - money for supplies
Patty Wohl 77/78 - money for supplies
Margie Marston Younger 65 - money for supplies


Last updated: 3/12/09

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