In 1990, we witnessed the Dawn of a New Decade and left the corridors and comfort of Hyde Park
Career Academy anticipating that new and exciting things lie ahead for us. In addition to this feeling of
expectancy, we had a zeal to go places, accomplish goals and achieve success.
Well, here we are 20 years later experiencing the Dawn of Another Decade and we hold the same
anticipation – this time around reconnecting with former classmates, locker partners, study hall buddies,
park companions, detention associates, prom dates, good friends, and control room posses.
The Hyde Park Career Academy Class of 1990 20-Year Reunion Planning Committee cordially invites you
to celebrate the occasion of our class reunion with us on the weekend of June 25-26, 2010.
Friday, June 25
8 p.m. to 12 a.m.
4455 South King Drive
Located in the historic Bronzeville neighborhood, the Parkway Ballroom was a popular club during the
1920s, 1930s and 1940s. Today it serves as a beautiful venue for private events and it will be the host
location for dinner, which will be served sideboard-style and includes an open beer and wine bar and
entertainment. Cocktail attire suggested.
Saturday, June 26
12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
6200 S. Stony Island (Located across from HPCA)
Once the site of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, Jackson Park’s 600 acres provide recreational
opportunities for athletes, nature lovers, beach goers…and HPCA students. We only are going to use a
fraction of the space to host a family-friendly picnic.
Photographer will be onsite to create the 2010 version of our senior picture.
Price: Purchase arrangements can be made directly with the photographer
The hotels serving the area where reunion activities will be held are noted below. Please contact
preferred hotel directly to arrange lodging on your own.
Best Western Grant Park Hyatt McCormick Place Ramada Inn
1100 S. Michigan 2233 S. King Drive 4900 S. Lake Shore Drive
312 922 2900 312 567-1234 773 288 5800
Chicago South Loop Hotel International House at
11 W. 26th Street University of Chicago
312 225 7000 1451 E. 59th Street
FEES, PAYMENT SCHEDULE & OPTIONS
The entire reunion weekend package will be $160 per alumni.
This all inclusive fee covers rental and decoration of the Parkway Ballroom for Friday evening, buffet
style dinner, beer and wine open bar, live DJ entertainment, Saturday afternoon picnic luncheon and
Additional non alumni guests are welcome to attend the celebratory dinner at an additional fee of $40
per person, and additional non alumni guests are welcome to attend the picnic luncheon at an
additional fee of $10 per person.
Initial Deposit $50 Due March 30
2nd Payment $50 Due April 30
Final Payment*** $60 Due May 30
Please note that the committee is planning fundraising options that may provide you the opportunity
to REDUCE or ELIMINATE your final payment of $60!! Please look for details about our next fundraiser
SOON TO BE ANNOUNCED!
Please be aware that the 20 Year Reunion Committee Payments can be remitted in one of the following
Visit any Chase branch and deposit cash, check or money order into account #781858485. Please note
Craig Heard, C.P.A (class accountant) on the deposit slip as the account holder as well as YOUR name!
Please retain your receipt of deposit, and consider notifying the reunion committee by email at
Contact Craig Heard via e-mail at HPCAREUNION1990@aol.com when you are ready to make a payment;
please note the amount of your payment. A link will be sent to you via e-mail that you can follow to
make a payment via credit/debit card, electronic check or your PayPal account. Please note that PayPal
transactions are subject to a 3% convenience fee, which will be in addition to scheduled fees.
Mail check or money order to HPCA c/o 90 Reunion CARE OF: Michael Scott Box #254, 1507 E 53rd Street Chicago, IL
Please note your name in subject line.
The reunion planning committee appreciates and wants to acknowledge those alumni who are assisting
reunion efforts with their business enterprises. The following Class of 1990 members have provided
professional services to make our 20-year reunion a success:
Arlena (Camille) Tucker-Hampton for designing our reunion logos for letterhead and t-shirts
James Brooks for serving as official caterer of fundraising events
James Grant for providing photography and videography services
Rastus Hill for providing t-shirt services
It is our desire to support our alumni owned businesses! If you are interested in providing professional
services for our reunion events, please send an e-mail to HPCAREUNION1990@aol.com.
NAME First Maiden Last
ADDRESS Street City State Zip Code
CONTACT Home Phone Cell Phone E-mail
NAME Parkway Ballroom Family Picnic T-Shirt
Adult Only Event Indicate size: S, M, AMOUNT
First and Last
L, XL, 1X, 2X, 3X DUE
(please list each guest separately) $50 per EXTRA $10 per $10 per
guest EXTRA guest EXTRA guest
Name of Included Included Included $160
You may choose to either email your completed form to HPCAReunion1990@aol.com, or mail in your payment to HPCA c/o 90
CARE OF: Michael Scott Box #254, 1507 E 53 Street Chicago, IL 60615