Monday, June 29, 2009

PRIDE Reunion 94-96

Well Jeff summed everything up beautifully! Thank you everyone for your help! It was awesome to see so many people, and to be able to reconnect! Thank you especially to the Committee members: Ginger G., Mindi B., Carly R., Missy G., Brad L., Spencer H., and Anna D. (hope I didn't forget anyone!). Thank you especially to Jarin B. as well for coming, bringing the music, and calling Jeff :) And thank you Donna and Jaci for hosting us at their house! I know I said this there, but seriously, thank you for your support everyone--and you're welcome! It was great to plan---but I couldn't do it without everyone's help and cooperation!

Anyway--will get pics up soon! And thanks Mindi B. and Donna for being willing to send group pics (as I don't think my camera was in with the pile of camera's in order to get those pics!!!)

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Thoughts on the 94-96 Reunion

I should let Mary start this post, but I'm going to because I got here first... ;)
(Feel free to still leave your comments, Mary.)

I wasn't able to attend the park portion of the reunion, but I crashed the night party at Donna's house; and I'm so glad they welcomed me there. Despite it not being one of the year's I was on PRIDE, it turns out I had plenty of ties to people who attended (Jon Best, Spencer Hale, Kat Newell, BJ and Cheri Denison, Jack Threet, the Newbold clan, etc.)

I originally wasn't going to go, but Jarin Blackham (who provided the music) persisted in encouraging me to come, and I'm so glad he did.

Mary and the planning committee (forgive me for not knowing who all was involved) did a bang-up job putting together a very enjoyable reunion. It was really fun to sit back and watch as everyone from the final two years of PRIDE watched their video yearbooks from back-in-the-day. It reaffirms to me why Mary and I share the same passion of trying to do what we can to keep the PRIDEsters in touch.

For those of you that missed the reunion, you missed some good times. Jarin provided background music during dinner (the food was most excellent.) One of the PRIDE songs came on and Sonja (sorry, I don't remember her last name) got up and started busting out the moves! It was awesome to see someone remembered the dances! :)

The reunion committee also provided PRIDEster trivia and photo recognition games which were fun.

Afterward, we went inside to take group pictures (as soon as one is uploaded, we'll get it posted here... my apologies, I forgot my camera!!!) The group was having so much fun gabbing together (just like old times) that it was near impossible to sync up to snap the shot. Holding to tradition, we pulled a "1-2-3! Take PRIDE!"

Then we watched a video Spencer Hale put together from the events of the day and "now" pictures of the PRIDEsters; followed by the two video yearbooks from the final two years.

I had to leave after the first video yearbook, so I'm not sure what happened after that. I'll rely on you PRIDEsters that attended to fill in the gaps (make sure to tell about the park event too!)

Thanks to all that came, especially those that this event was important enough to come from out-of-state to attend. It means so much to everyone to see you!

I had so much fun, I'm looking forward to planning a 1991-1994 reunion in the future!

So everyone that attended the fabulous festivities, we want to hear from you! Please share with those that weren't able to come your thoughts and feelings about your experience; and thanks again to everyone both on the committee and those that attended, that made this reunion such a special success.

What was it the video said? "Once a PRIDEster... always a PRIDEster."

Sunday, June 14, 2009

PRIDE Reunion Update

Hello all attending the 1994-1996 PRIDE Reunion:

The information about the reunion has just been updated on the PRIDE Group event page.

Also, for those who have RSVP'd for the dinner: $ for the dinner is due by this Thursday, June 18th. All those who have RSVP'd received an e-mail with payment information. If you have any questions, please e-mail

Thank you!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Reunion Book Preview

Anna DeMille has posted a preview of the PRIDE Reunion 1994-1996 book. It's awesome!!! So, if you've ordered it and want a pre-view--here you go. If you're still not sure if you want to order one, check it out! She's still taking orders, and we will have order forms at the reunion, so contact Anna if you're interested!

Book pre-view link:

Monday, June 8, 2009

Kat Newell on the IMDB

Hey all,
Kat Newell (1992-1995) gave us permission to post the link to her space on the IMDB! (Sorry, Kat, that it took me so long.)

I'm still backed up on posters some of you have sent to post here, I'll hopefully be getting to that very soon too.

Thanks all for your interest in keeping us all in touch and remembering good times from our PRIDE pasts (and presents.)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Answers to Questions on PRIDE Reunion 94-96

A bunch of questions have been flying about the upcoming PRIDE Reunion 1994-1996, so here are a bunch of answers!

Thank you those of you who have RSVP'd already by e-mailing If you have RSVP'd, you do not need to RSVP again! If you have not RSVP'd---but are planning on attending (even if you have stated you are coming on Facebook) PLEASE RSVP via e-mail.

If you plan on attending the dinner--you need to pay. It is $15 per person, $30 for couple. So far we have about 22 people who have RSVP's for the dinner.

The park is "free" (meaning, we did pay a small fee for the reservation), so if you cannot come to the dinner, feel free to come to the park. If you have RSVP'd just for the park--THANK YOU!!! If you plan to come, please just let us know by sending an e-mail to Kids are very invited to the park!

Yes--you can pay for the dinner via Paypal--please e-mail at the same e-mail address if you would like to do that.

No--no more information is being accepted for the book (sorry!)--but if you get it to me (via by Friday, June 5th!!! And it might make it into the DVD.

Spencer is working on further info. on ordering the DVD's.

YEA!!! We got 10 pre-orders for the book--so we got the special price!!! If you would still like to order a book, e-mail Anna DeMille at

Donna's address will be sent out soon to those who have RSVP's and PAID for their dinner :)

Who needs to pay for the dinner? Anyone who plans on eating and/or attending :)

So, PLEASE--if at all possible, RSVP for the dinner by this Friday, June 5th so we can finalize the head count ASAP.

The last day to send money for the dinner will be Monday, June 15th. (Meaning: It has to be in the mail by that Monday so the money can be sent to those in charge of food by that Wednesday).

Yes--we are working on a way for those of you who cannot attend, (i.e. live out of state) to possibly Skype or videocam in!!! More info. to follow...

Okay--hopefully that answered everyone's questions....Hope to hear from you by this Friday!