CLASS REUNIONS 2023

Class of 1958 - 65th Class Reunion
September 15 & 16th 2023

Class of 1973 - 50th Class Reunion
June 29th- July 1st, 2023

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Class of 2003 - 20th Class Reunion
August 5th, 2023

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REUNION PLANNING GUIDE  

Dear Reunion Planning Committee Members,
The Arrow Education Foundation(AEF) is also the WHS Alumni Association. We maintain and update an alumni database, and the Foundation website. Twice a year we publish and distribute the WHS Alumni and Friends Newsletter.

Here are some ways that we(AEF) can assist your committee in reunion planning:

  • Provide a class list of names.  

  • AEF will label, stamp and mail postcards/envelopes.  AEF will provide labels and envelopes if needed.  Class to pay postage for mailing and to supply AEF with postcards or letters.*

  • AEF will post reunion information on the AEF website: www.arroweducationfoundation.com and Facebook page.

  • Send a class email to those we have email addresses on file.

  • Place reunion information in the May & November newsletters (info needed by April/Oct).

     * Please give us two weeks to provide database lists, notices and labels. 

Additionally, the Foundation can:

  • Provide information about the work of the Foundation at your reunion or gathering

     

 RESOURCES IN THE COMMUNITY  

  • Calendar of Events - For a calendar of events look up the Chamber of Commerce, www. watertownsd.comwww.allWatertown.net, or call 605-886-5814.

  • Camping - Reserve a camp site 90 days prior to arrival by going on www.campsd.com or calling 800-710-CAMP (2267)

  • Class picture sign -The sign to be used in class pictures ("WHS Class of ’??”) can be scheduled by contacting Brian Bollinger, WHS Maintenance         Supervisor at 605-882-6316 or email Brian.Bollinger@k12.sd.us 

    • Button Maker - Call Dennis Mack 605-886-6753

  • 2nd Street Station - is located in Downtown Watertown and hosts events of all types. The team at

    2nd Street has over 30 years of experience. They have also recently undergone renovations.

  • Dakota Sioux Casino -

    It is located just a little outside of Watertown and has banquet space

  • Elks Lodge - It is located just minutes from Downtown on Kemp Ave. They have a great outdoor seating area with beautiful views of the Big Sioux River

    • For more information call: (605) 886-5152

  • Golf - Schedule a golf outing at Cattails Crossing Golf Course.

    • For more information call Levi at 605-882-6262, or Prairie Winds Golf Club, 605-886-3554. 

  • Goss Opera House Tour - If these walls could talk, the stories they would tell! We invite you to create your own history at the Goss. Schedule a tour to see the beautifully restored Goss Opera House.

    • For more information call 605-753-0200.

  • Group picture - Reserve a time to have your group picture taken on the steps of the Codington County Heritage Museum.

  • Homecoming parade float - Entering a float in the Arrow Homecoming parade can be arranged through the WHS Principal, Patty McClemans.

    • For more information email Patty.Mcclemans@k12.sd.us

      or call 605-882-6316 in early September.

  • Hotels - The Watertown Convention and Visitors Bureau will provide information about the city, lodging, and more.

    • For more information contact them at PO Box 225, Watertown, SD 57201, call 605-753-0282 or 1-800-658-4505, or email at cvb@visitwatertownsd.com.

  • Joy Ranch - Located just a few miles outside of Watertown. Joy Ranch is a one-of-a-kind destination with

    great scenery and rustic vibes. This is a very unique venue with flexible catering options.

  • Meeting and banquet rooms – visit www.watertownsd.com and select "Meeting/Convention Facilities” for a listing of meeting and banquet facilities, seating capacity and phone numbers.

  • North Shore Chophouse and Banquet Hall - is a laid-back restaurant and bar off the shore of Lake

    Kampeska, offering lakefront space for an enjoyable indoor/outdoor event. Stunning lakeside views and flavorful food. At North Shore Chophouse and Banquet Hall, they pride themselves on great food, an amazing drink selection, and a comfortable, inviting atmosphere

  • Visitors packets - The Watertown Convention and Visitors Bureau will provide goodie bags with Watertown info, local coupons, and information about       events planned during your reunion.

    • For more information contact the CVB at PO Box 225, Watertown, SD 57201, call 605-753-0282 or 1-800-658-4505, or   email at cvb@visitwatertownsd.com. Two weeks advance notice is requested. 

  • Park and Recreation – For information on Watertown Park and Recreation facilities and calendar of events.

  • Picnic shelter - The Watertown Park and Recreation office can reserve a picnic shelter for you at Bramble Park.

    • For more information call Connie or Tammy at 605-882-6260. 

  • Redlin Inspiration Site tour - Take a self-guided tour of Terry Redlin’s nine Inspiration Sites. Find the map in Watertown Now magazine in newsstands at   local restaurants and convenience stores.

    • For more information call the Redlin Art Center, 605-882-3877 or 877-873-3546

  • Swimming - Reserve the Family Aquatic Center.

  • Veteran’s Memorial - Guided visit to the Veteran’s Memorial, located at Stokes-Thomas City Park (City Park at Lake Kampeska).

    • For more information contact Ordean   Bierman, 1401 35th St SW, Watertown, SD, 57201, 605-886-0902, to arrange a tour at least one week in advance. See www.wtnvetsmemorial.org.

  • Watertown Event Center & Ramkota Hotel - is Watertown’s only full-service property offering

    lodging and on-site dining facilities. They have an experienced catering team and can

    accommodate events of any size.

  • Zoo - Schedule tours at Bramble Park Zoo.

 ATTRACTIONS IN THE COMMUNITY  

  • Bramble Park Zoo

  • Cattails Crossings Golf Course

  • Codington County Heritage Museum - Call ahead for a possible display of memorabilia from your grad year and for the museum to be open at a special time. 605-886-7335

  • Cookin' on Kampeska (July)

  • Frisbee Golf park

  • Goss Opera House

  • Lake Kampeska and Lake Pelican camping

  • Mellette House

  • Prairie Winds Golf Club

  • Redlin Art Center

  • Uptown area Thursday Night Live

  • Watertown Family Aquatic Center

  • Watertown Regional Library