40th Class Reunion

Event Details


Join the Spirit of '76 

Labor Day Weekend:

September 2, 3, 4th, 2016

as we Celebrate

Forty Years of Memories

 "It seems like yesterday...But it was long ago."
Against the Wind, Bob Seger.


The Hampton High School Class of 1976 Planning Committee invites you to a very Special Weekend.

Time to celebrate FORTY YEARS OF SPIRIT!


Saturday, September 3, 2016:  The highlight of our Reunion weekend will be a Dinner and Live Music Celebration on Saturday Evening, September 3rd, 2016: 

"Forty Years of Memories" Celebration to be held at the Westin Convention Center.  The evening starts with a Cocktail Reception at 6 p.m. in the foyer of the newly renovated Westin Convention Center.  At 7 p.m. we will enter the Pennsylvania Ballroom for a very special dinner.  Then the party will really get started when Pittsburgh's renowned Bill Ali Band takes the stage for our own live concert, playing favorite music of our time. The Bill Ali Band has opened for Jefferson Starship, Chicago, Allman Brothers, Foghat, REO Speedwagon, Marshall Tucker, Steppenwolf, America, Kansas, 38 Special,  and more!  Be sure to wear your dancing shoes and enjoy this celebration of SPIRIT with lifelong friends, delicious food, live music, and beautiful surroundings. Let's keep making the memories!  Celebrate in Style! ONLINE REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED. To purchase your tickets mail $75 to Patti Giger Downing (address  and instructions will follow with registration), no later than August 31st, 2016 at midnight (EDT).  Thereafter a limited number of tickets will be sold at the door. $100 cash/check only.  Cash Bar.



Westin Hotel ReservationsThe party doesn't have to end at 1 a.m.!  Plan on booking a room at the Westin at a special rate. $159 plus tax. If you are a local resident, make it a Staycation, enjoy the party and don't worry about driving home.  For those classmates traveling, there are options for a 1, 2, 3 night stay. The Westin is offering our class an incredible room rate for Labor Day Weekend 2016, so be sure to book your room now. Room reservations st this rate will close August 1, 2016.  Room availability is limited, we highly advise you to book your room as soon as possible. Please make your room reservations directly at: 

Room Reservations Hampton 76 

Sunday, September 4, 2016:  An All Class Picnic is currently planned to support the Hampton Remembrance Garden. Information regarding the picnic will be posted in the Spring.  If you are local and can help plan the picnic, please let us know. Contact Kris Roling, kirstenroling@gmail.com or 415-306-3341.




Friday, September 2, 2016:

Gators Grille, Outdoor Bar, 7 p.m.: 3410 Saxonburg Road, Glenshaw, PA , 15238. Casual Meet and Greet. Horseshoes, Voleyball.  Phone: 412-767-4110. Cash Bar/ Food. www.gators-grille.com


Saturday, September 3, 2016:

40 Years of Memories Celebration!

Westin Convention Center. 1000 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222www.westinpittsburgh.com

Pennsylvania Ballroom. Cocktail Reception begins at 6 p.m., in the Foyer.  Dinner begins at 7 p.m.  Live music by the Bill Ali Band. Tickets are $75 (Online registration has closed, please mail your check to Patti Giger Downing, instructions and address follow upon registration) no later than midnight August 31, 2016.  $100 cash/check at door. You may also mail your check for $75 (see details below).  Online ticket sales have closed.  Cancellation/refund request closes August 1, 2016.  Special room rates will end August 1, 2016.  We will continue to sell tickets until the doors open, but please note confirmation of receiving your check must be received by Patti Giger Downing, Treasurer, no later than ***August 31st, 2016 EDT.  Thereafter ticket prices will be $100 at the door. 

We encourage your purchase of Reunion Tickets Online but if you are mailing a check:

Please make check payable to: "Hampton Class of 76" for $75 per ticket  (MUST BE RECEIVED BY PATTI NO LATER THAN AUGUST 31ST, 2016; thereafter tickets will be $100 at the Door).

Patti Downing, 521 Florida Blvd., Cranberry Township, PA  16066

Book Your Room online at the WestinReunion Room Block Hampton Highschool 76

****Special Room Rate ends August 1, 2016. Limited number of rooms available, book yours now!

PARKING:  Note parking at the hotel is pricey.  Nearby garages just $5-8 evening flat rates. 


Sunday, September 4, 2016:

All Class Alumni Picnic

Hampton Community Park, the Rotary Pavillion. 12 noon to 11 p.m.!  Bring your own picnic, or something to grill! Be sure to wear your 40th Reunion Commemorative T-shirt for our all Class Photo.  Are you local and want to help with the picnic? Need a Commemorative T-shirt, just $20. Contact Kris Roling, kirstenroling@gmail.com  (415) 306-3341. Directions here. 


Commemorative 40th Reunion T-shirts

Did you miss purchasing a Reunion Commemorative T-shirt? You're in luck, we have a few extras. $20 plus shipping. We will all be wearing our T-shirt at the Sunday All Class Picnic.  Contact Kris Roling text/call 415-306-3341 or email kirstenroling@gmail.com



Many thanks to the 40th Class Reunion Planning Committee, classmates from across the nation who have met over a year to plan a memorable event for our class!

Patty (Johnston) Annarelli

Denise Benzenhoefer

Robbi (Glock) Butts

Sandy (Graham) Dixon

Patti (Giger) Downing

Kathy (Grivas) Gribbin

Bev (Kury) Haggerty

Pam (Cardillo) Lamagna

Joan (Bruggeman) Palazzo

Kris Roling

Pam (Kuepper) Rosko

Cindy Rylands

Craig Thompson