Burroughs Class of 1965

Sherman E. Burroughs High School

Ridgecrest, California U.S.A

"Seventy Years Young!"

The Class of 1965 Celebrated Our 70th Birthdays Together

on November 4, 2017

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"Seventy Years Young!"

 Most of us in the Burroughs High School Class of 1965 had our 70th birthdays in 2017. After hearing from many enthusiastic classmates, our committee planned a huge ”70th Birthday Party” in Ridgecrest to celebrate this milestone together! Here follow details of the weekend.

70th Birthday Party Details

$50 per person

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Birthday Party Dinner/Dance

6:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Fireside Cafe Banquet Room

Rodeway Inn & Suites - Heritage

(formerly the Heritage Inn)

1050 N. Norma St.

Ridgecrest, CA 93555


Cocktails 6:30

Dinner 7:00-8:00 | Program 8:00-9:00

Dancing 9:00-10:30


Meet 'n Greet Friday

November 3

5:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Poolside at the Rodeway Heritage

No host bar - Appetizers $8.00/person


Hotel Room Special Rates $70/night

We  reserved a block of double-queen rooms at the

Rodeway Heritage Inn & Suites

1050 N. Norma St., Ridgecrest, CA 93555











Hotel amenities include free "cooked-to-order" breakfast, pool and jacuzzi, free Internet and free parking.


In honor of our 70th birthdays, the hotel gave us a daily room rate of $70 (plus 12% city tax).


At the same time we were there, the Rodeway Heritage  also hosted visitors for the Ridgecrest Petroglyph Festival, including the Classic Car Club, and pilots of the UK Royal Air Force who regularly train at China Lake.


Ridgecrest Petroglyph Festival, Nov. 4-5, 2017

Screening of Native American themed films and shorts

Native American Dance Performances

Street Fair

Wine Walk & Beer Garden

Many thanks to the

70th Birthday Party Planning Committee

Melodie (Mallory) Solton, Chair (Sparks, NV)

Charlotte Blackmon Collins (Ridgecrest)

Bill Casaroli (Ridgecrest)

Carolyn (Turner) Fleming (Ridgecrest)

Joe Hibbs (Ridgecrest)

Karen (Bjorklund) Locklin (Temecula, CA)

Karen (Day) Manatt (Mt. Vernon, WA)

Janice (Leonard) Ogar Andrea (Half Moon Bay, CA)

Rob Olsen (Redondo Beach, CA)

Jon Oshel (Hillsboro, OR)

Harold "Buddy" Phillips (Sparks, NV)

Roy Randolph (Ridgecrest)

Gary Whitnack (Ridgecrest)