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75th Birthday Party in Newport, RI

Attendance far exceeded expectations at the Class of ’66 75th Birthday Celebration in Newport RI in June. Over 120 Classmates and guests attended all or part of the 4-day event. The celebration and mini reunion kicked off on Monday, June 17, with a reception at the Newport Harbor Hotel and a narrated boat tour of the lower reaches of Narragansett Bay.

Afterwards, attendees got together in small groups for dinner, sampling some of Newport’s many fine dining establishments.

Dodging rain showers the next day, the group embarked on another guided tour – this time on chartered trolleys – to enjoy the coastline, learn a bit of Newport’s fascinating history, and see what “egregious excess” really looks like at The Breakers, the summer cottage of the Vanderbilt family. Rain continued but spirits weren’t dampened as we gathered for ’tails and dinner at the hotel.

The weather improved when the history lesson continued on Wednesday – via a tour of the Naval War College Museum, with exhibits tracing the development of the United States as a sea power from the Revolution to the present.

On Wednesday evening, classmates and their guests gathered at the iconic Easton’s Beach Rotunda on First Beach for a classic New England lobster dinner, followed by a giant class birthday cake. Jim Lustenader and Jon Colby’s wife Sue (who turned 66 that evening) blew out the candles in front of the crowd and then cut the cake.

The mini-reunion ended on Thursday morning, when classmates and guests gathered at the Newport Yacht Club for a festive farewell brunch.

Jon Colby, John Pearson and Cynthia Simeone provided the local co-ordination and planning. John and Cynthia negotiated with vendors, made centerpieces for both dinners, and put together materials to be distributed to each attendee. The Class thanks Jon, Jon and Cynthia for their efforts.

Ted Amaral wrote “It was invigorating to reconnect with old friends and make new ones.” He put together a great video of his photos during the weekend, which can be seen via this link: More pictures from the event are on pages 7 thru 12 of the August Along Route '66 Newsletter.

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