October 6 - 8, 2023
October 6 - 8, 2023
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Make sure to save the dates for the Class of 1973 "50th" Reunion. This website will be the best way to stay informed about the exciting weekend.
The Friday and Saturday Night events will take place at the Beachside Hotel and Suites in Cocoa Beach. The cost is $65 per person for 1973 classmates and guests.
All MIHS Classes are cordially invited to the Friday night activity.
All attendees must register online for the Friday and/or Saturday night activities. Thanks!
Unfortunately, there will not be a Mustangs football game during our reunion weekend. The game originally scheduled for October 6th has been rescheduled to the end of the season.
Wishing the Mustangs the best of luck, always!!!
The Memorial Paddle Out is currently scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 8, 2023.
Location: The beach at the end of Palm Lane behind the Beachside Hotel and Suites.
What to bring: surfboards, chairs, towels, and prayers.
A memorial paddle-out is a non-denominational ceremonial remembrance, at the ocean, to those who have passed away. Friends and family gather on the beach with surfboards, flowers, and sometimes the ashes of the deceased. When we gather, the names of our departed classmates can be added to the Mustang Memorial Surfboard.
Next, fellow classmate Pastor Hugh Brockington, will lead a prayer to our fallen Mustangs. After the prayer, friends and family will briefly say words of remembrance, on the beach, to those who have passed. If the wave and wind conditions are too rough, we will stay on the beach and continue the ceremony. If the wave and wind conditions are calm enough, we will paddle out on surfboards, kayaks, etc. with flowers and possibly ashes of a loved one.
The ceremony continues beyond the breakers by forming a circle with everyone holding hands while a memorial declaration is given. This is also a moment of introspective reflection, compassion, solidarity, camaraderie, mourning, and self-analysis.
Next, ashes are set free in the water and everyone throws flowers and leis into the circle with hoots and cheers, and splashes water up to the heavens. For those who wish stay on the beach, this will also be a moment of introspective reflection, compassion, solidarity, camaraderie, mourning, and self-analysis.
Thank you Charlie Paxton for coordinating the Memorial Paddle Out.
Spend a relaxing afternoon by the pool on Sunday, October 8, 2023 from 1:00 - 4:00. Bring your grandchildren (or great grandchildren) to enjoy the Lazy River Pool.
After a fun and relaxing afternoon at the beach and pool, please join us for a casual dinner at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 8th, at Gators Dockside at the Port. (Dinner is not included in the Reunion Ticket.)
The address is: 683 Dave Nisbet Drive, Cape Canaveral, FL.
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