October 19, 2018
9 months and 2 days since
our Reunion.
I am uploading an Agenda for the Event.  We will only print a few copies, so please print and bring or take a picture with your phone, please. 
A RECAP For those of you attending the reunion:
 FRIDAY EVENING RECEPTION:  The Reception starts at 6:00 P.M until 9:00 P.M.  Please be sure to check in at our registration table for name tags and surprise.  PLEASE BRING CASH FOR PURCHASE OF RAFFLE TICKETS FOR SOME GREAT ITEMS.  For those staying at the hotel, happy hour is from 5:30 – 7:30 P.M. (BRING YOUR ROOM KEY) and for anyone else wanting a libation, the same bar will be a cash bar.  We will have tea and water with the food.
If you need the hotel’s shuttle, be sure to contact them directly with your time of arrival, etc. in advance for instructions.
SATURDAY TOUR:  Keep in mind that the tour of John I Leonard is 9:00 A.M. on Saturday morning, which means a departure time from the hotel by 8:15 AM.  Remember that if you are staying at the hotel there is a free Prepare to Order breakfast so BE SURE TO GET YOUR BREAKFAST EARLY.  The trip to the Casino and Lake Worth Beach is off the schedule due to Red Tide and the closure of the beaches.
SATURDAY EVENING’S festivities will begin at 6:00 p.m.  We will have a cash bar (CASH REQUIRED) in the Ballroom and those staying at the hotel should get your drinks at the Happy Hour on your way to the room.  Again, Happy Hour is 5:30 – 7:30 or the cash bar will also be available. We will have an hour to mingle and visit, with dinner being served at 7:00 P.M. and music and dancing to follow.

ALL, remember there is only 1 day left to get your discounted rate at the hotel.  Deadline is September 19 AT 3:00 PM.   Link is at Hotel Reservations LOr Call: 1-855-429-6850


FRIDAY:  Time is 6-8 PM; DRESS is casual, will serve light snacks with tea, lemonade and water with drinks from the bar on your own (or free during happy hour if staying at the hotel) and the cost is $20/person

SATURDAY:  Time is 6-11 PM; DRESS is evening casual; sit down dinner with two options.  Make your choices on the FORM, complete with all information and biography, and send to the address in the form.  Cost is $70/person.
 FORM to complete and send

If we can pull off the tour (we are having some difficulty) there is no cost for this.
UPDATE September 9, 2018!!

Reduced price for Saturday night to $70 per person.  
Hotel Discount reservation deadline is September 19.

Hopefully you will find a word file at the end of the following link.  PLEASE RETURN WITH CHECKS by October 1, 2018 even if not attending so that we have your information.

Look forward to seeing you!



AS A RECAP:  Friday night is a reception with light snacks and tea, lemonade and water with bar nearby for any liquor requests.  Time Friday is 6-8 P.M. and cost is $20 per person.  Will be taking some pictures and have a door prize.   
Saturday night will be sit-down dinner, dancing,  photo booth (won't tell you what it looks like) and raffles.  The time is 6-11 P.M. and the cost is $70 per person.  
PLEASE COMPLETE AND RETURN THE ABOVE FORM BY OCTOBER 1 so that we can complete our obligations to the venue, and verify final numbers, along with WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN DOING THE LAST 50 YEARS AND CONTACT INFORMATION.  We would like to provide a "story book and contact information" in some form but need you all to send in the information.  Many of our classmates have been "lost" since they have moved, disconnected phones and changed emails.  Please provide the updated info.


Update: August 24, 2018

The date for the discounted hotel reservations has been extended to September 19th. This discount is $100 off the regular price.  

We we are approaching crunch time to provide numbers to the hotel for the events. If you are staying additional days at the front or backend of the reunion, please contact me for the name and number to get the discount for those days as well. 
Most importantly, we need to verify you have provided us with what events you are attending, how many and who are attending, and most critical, your EMAIL...as we will be sending out additional information direct to you.Please verify this information to jdrake@gmail.com or bsilverado@aol.com

Please see the following details for additional information on the reunion and hotel link for reservations. Hope to hear from you soon. Jackie





Good news!  We've finally locked down the dates and place of the reunion.

October 19, 20, 21- Embassy Suites Hotel, 1601 Belvedere Road-WPB (adjacent to the PBIA airport)
Reservation Info for the Hotel is as follows:
DEADLINE FOR THE SPECIAL RATE IS: August 21, 2018.  The rate is $139++ but without the discount rate it is approximately $250++ per night (++=various taxes)
Link is at:
Hotel Reservations or call 1-855-429-6850.

If you plan on staying more nights before or after the event, contact Event Manager Vilkings Jimenez to receive the event price for your extra nights.
If you fly into the airport for the weekend, the hotel has a shuttle, so you won't need a car, unless you want one.

We've arranged a great weekend for you.  Friday night social for class of 1968. A chance to chit-chat and try to recognize each other. 

Saturday activities for all classes, include a tour of John I Leonard, to check it out.  There is very little of the original school  building left.
 Afterwards a trip over to Lake Worth Beach to see the updated Casino and grab a bite to eat.
Back to the hotel in time for dinner and dancing!

Be sure and sign up on the classmates link so we can all keep in touch.  Be sure to spread the word to all our fellow classmates and refer them to this website.

You can also check out our Facebook page: JIL 1968 reunion.

Wll get back to you soon with more information. 
You can also contact me with any questions or suggestions at JIL1968reunion@gmail.com.

PLEASE send a note to the above address to advise what events you are attending (Friday night is for the class of 1968 only) and how many of you (1 or 2). We need these numbers ASAP so we can provide you with a cost. 
We are ESTIMATING Saturday to be $80/person.  This is a rough estimate to give you an idea. We are trying to do "light hors d oeuvres" Friday night for approximately $20 per person and those staying at the hotel will receive happy hour drinks.  Costs depend on the number of people, so please respond ASAP.

Hope to see you in October!
Jackie Drake


Greetings Lancers

We've come a long way since 1968- Our faces, figures, addresses and families may have changed in the last 50 years, but we'll always remember the great times we had at Leonard. 

Its time to share old stories and make new memories at our 50th class reunion. 

Details are in the works but not finalized yet. Tentatively looking at October 19th & 20th. 
Check back soon for the latest. 

We also would like to extend an invitation to our underclass men for the Saturday dinner-dance. We all shared the excitement and fun of establishing traditions of a new school. It would be enjoyable to share the fun of a reunion. 

Please send your name, email, phone and address to Audreyd72012@yahoo.com 

Also check us out on Facebook 

If if you have any questions or suggestions or want to help (yes please) send to JIL1968reunion@gmail.com


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