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Upcoming 45th Class Reunion for 1971 Balers

SBHS Class of 1971 will hold its 45th class reunion weekend in August 2016.

The San Benito Joint Union High School Class of 1971 will hold its 45th class reunion and scholarship barbecue weekend this summer on the first weekend of August.

The Reunion Dinner-Dance will take place on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, from 5 to 10 p.m., at the Ridgemark Golf and Country Club in Hollister. The evening will begin with no-host cocktails, followed by a buffet dinner. The Moondance Band, a popular local band, will perform.

The ticket price for the dinner-dance is $75 per person, due by June 30, 2016. Interested parties can make the check out to Class of 1971 Reunion and send it to Class of 1971 Reunion Committee, 73 Nevada Street, Hollister, CA 95023. For further details, including lodging suggestions and contact information, visit

On Sunday, Aug. 7, the Class of 1971 Scholarship will hold its annual Luncheon, Silent Auction and Raffle Fundraiser at the Pinnacle Hills Golf Course Clubhouse in Tres Pinos. The fundraiser will feature gift baskets, wines, jewelry, a week at a Kauai condo, artisanal products and many other items. It will run from noon to 4 p.m. Local chef Mike Fisher will cater the luncheon.

The ticket price for the fundraiser is $25 per person, which can be purchased at the door. For further details about the Class of 1971 Scholarship and this year's fundraiser, visit

Both the reunion and scholarship committees are planning other events for the August reunion weekend. To stay informed, visit the above mentioned websites, as well as the Class of 1971 Facebook page at  

The Class of 1971 needs contact information for the following alumni: Ana Marie Urbina, Anna Marie Olquin, Anna Riley, Art Diaz, Arthur Flores, Bertha Monteon Miranda, Bertha Pena, Beth Van Geluwe, Bill Cotter, Bill Phillips, Candace Walker, Carolyn Porter, Dennis Rabello, Diane Miranda Rabago, Dilya Juarez, Frank Bisceglia, Jeana Powers, Jesse Gonzales, Jesse Rodriguez, John Gutierrez, Juan and Pat Partida, Katherine Hayne, Marla Nelson, Martin Feely, Mary Bravo Casarez, Mike Ford, Pete Bermudez, Peter Lujan, Ralph Cota, Robert Kobold, Rosemarie Destefanis-Munoz, Susan Ponce Mayer-Harnisch, Ted Lopez, Terry Reid and Virginia Montano. 

If you can help, please email Susie Echaore-McDavid at [email protected]


Susieee Mac