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Reservations Now Being Taken for 50th Anniversary Reunion

posted Jul 30, 2017, 11:25 AM by LBOG AA
The time has arrived to make your reservations for our big reunion commemorating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Band of Gold. The Holiday Inn Harbourside on Indian Rocks Beach will be hosting the event. The festivities begin on Friday evening, July 13, 2018 with a welcome reception at Jimmy Guanas, a restaurant/lounge at the Holiday Inn, which has indoor and outdoor gathering spots. Hors d'oeuvres will be provided, and there will be a cash bar. Saturday morning will start off with a visit to a special exhibit of our history at the Largo Library, featuring some memorabilia that has never been displayed before. After enjoying the Library exhibit we will cross East Bay Drive to Largo High School. We will tour the new facility and see how the hallowed halls have changed. Finally on Saturday evening our Golden Anniversary banquet will be held, complete with good food, memories, and fellowship. There is ample time built into our schedule for you to get together with your best friends and classmates on your own. The price for the weekend events is $95.00 per person, which includes hors d'oeuvres on Friday evening, the banquet on Saturday, tax and gratuities. Profits from the reunion will be used to fund future Robert R. Cotter Memorial Scholarships. While the Holiday Inn Harbourside has a large banquet room, we may push the capacity should there be an extremely large turnout. We urge all of you to consider making reservations as soon as possible to ensure that you can be part of this very special event. Paid reservations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Don't risk getting shut out by waiting too late to make and pay for your reservations, which can be done on this site. We will accept credit card payments, but since the Alumni Association will be charged a fee for these payments, please consider paying by check. Every dollar we save can benefit a future scholarship recipient. 

To add to the nostalgia of our reunion weekend, we are bringing back the classic blue and gold Band of Gold practice tee shirt! It will be the perfect thing to wear (along with dark blue shorts, of course) while touring the new Largo High School and admiring all of the memorabilia we have collected at the Largo Library. The price for these very special shirts is just $12 each. The shirts must be ordered in advance when registering online for the reunion, and can be picked up at the Holiday Inn Harbourside when the festivities start. Shirts will not be sold at the reunion or by mail; they must be ordered in advance. This is to control our costs by saving on postage and avoiding excess inventory, thereby giving us more funds for future scholarships.

We have reserved a block of rooms at the Holiday Inn for those of you traveling from out of town, or for locals who wish to stay close to the action. The Holiday Inn will be unable to quote rates or accept room reservations until September, however the rates will be discounted. An updated news story will be posted when we have more information on hotel room reservations.