Southfield High School Class of 1957





SHS CLASS OF 1954,1955,1956, and 1957:                   


Richard Quigley and I have been working on a reunion, and here is what we have come up with for a 2016 SHS Reunion for the classes of 1954, 1955, 1956 & 1957:

                   LOCATION:  Heritage Park in Farmington Hills, Michigan

                   DATE:  Monday - 15 August 2016

                   TIME:  Noon to 5:00 PM

                   DRESS CODE:  Casual

                   COST Per Person = $5.00 (pay at the “door”)


Heritage Park is centrally located in Farmington Hills at 24715 Farmington Road – between 10 and 11 Mile roads.  It is about 6 miles west of SHS.  We have reserved a covered picnic shelter at Heritage Park that will accommodate about 100+ people.  That will give us some protection should it rain that day, or if some of us just want to get out of the sun.


The planned reunion will be from noon until 5PM.  However, we have the picnic shelter reserved for the full day – from 9AM to 9PM – so classmates can come early and leave late if they would like.  Bring a folding chair if you need back support.  We have a picnic lunch planned for about 1PM that will consist of hot dogs, make-it-yourself sandwiches made from lunch meat (probably sliced turkey and sliced ham), cheese, bread/buns, and mustard/ketchup, plus we will have potato chips, soft drinks, bottled water, and probably some Famous Amos cookies - all from Costco.  However, if you would prefer, feel free to bring your own picnic lunch.  To locals, if you would like to contribute, bring a side dish (such as potato salad or coleslaw)  or dessert to share. That would certainly be appreciated.  You can eat in the picnic shelter, or maybe bring a blanket or lawn chair and just sit out on the grass with your buddies.  There is a charcoal BBQ pit available for anyone who might want to cook some hamburgers or hot dogs (bring your own hamburger meat and charcoal), and propane BBQs are permitted.  Electricity will also be available should anyone want do some other type of cooking.


After 5PM everyone will be on their own.  You can head home, hang around the park for a while, or create some subgroups and head over to one of the local restaurants for dinner.  Whatever floats your boat.


Hopefully this format will work out well again for everyone.  The majority of people who attended the 2014 Reunion seemed to like the casual dress and park setting approach.  Plus, anyone who has any night vision problems can get home before dark.  All that for $5.00.  How good does it get!!


Heritage Park has two restrictions that you may need to know about.  First, they do not permit alcohol in the park.  That may actually be a good thing since everyone will need to drive home after the reunion.  Second, pets are not permitted.  They have a Park Patrol that enforces these restrictions.  The picnic area does have some games including horseshoe pits and volley ball courts, but they do not provide the horseshoes or volleyballs, so bring your own.  Also, feel free to bring any fun “senior” games that you might have. There is a splash pad on which to get cool.


For our out of town mates, there is a very nice (only seven years old) Holiday Inn Express on 12 Mile Road just west of Haggerty Road in Novi.  It includes a continental breakfast and it is only 4 ½ miles from the Heritage Park and only two miles from the vast Twelve Oaks, West Oaks, and Fountain Place Malls where there are tons of shopping opportunities and even a theater.  There are a lot of golf courses in the area as well.  Twelve Mile Road is a pleasant boulevard ride to Farmington Road. Next to the Holiday Inn Express is a nice “Ruby Tuesday” Restaurant which could serve as an evening gathering spot for dinner after the reunion. Other restaurants are close too.  Additional hotels are in the Twelve Oaks area and near Orchard Lake Road and Twelve Mile Road.


Drop me an email or give me a call, and let me know if you are likely to attend – just for planning purposes.  However, if you decide to come at the last minute, that is A-OK.  See you in August.


Ellen Schreiber Voss                              Don’t forget to bring your old

32402 Dunford St.                                  albums and/or scrapbooks to

Farmington Hills, MI  48334                   share. 


Please respond so that we know you have been contacted even if you don’t plan to attend.