Reunion 40

EFA '67 40th Reunion | July 20 - July 22 | 2007

EFA Buildiing Tour

Elmira Free Academy will be open for us to tour on Saturday, July 21 from 2-3 PM. You will need to access the parking lot at the south end and travel to the back of the building to enter.


The July 20 – 22 Reunion weekend falls on Wine Festival Weekend so it’s important to reserve a motel room really soon. The Garden Hilton in Big Flats is already full, but Dee Dee has reserved small blocks at the Horseheads Holiday Inn Express and the Corning Raddison Hotel.

Corning Raddison Hotel: $119 plus tax per evening – call 800-333-3333 or 607-962-5000 and request the “EFA 40th Class Reunion” - both nights required for the special rate. You can also go to select Make a Reservation tab, fill in arrival and departure dates and “EFA67” as the Promotional Code when prompted under further options. By completing the Promotional Code it will offer you the group rate.

Horseheads Holiday Inn: Call 607-739-3681


We sent out registration post cards to everyone on our mailing list. If you did not get one, please let me know your mailing address and one will be on its way. You can also print and mail the attached registration form to register and pay for the event. Donations are voluntary – we have been delighted with generous donations from early registrants!


Friday: Mixer – order food and drink when you get there or eat before at any restaurant – pay on your own

Time: 7 p.m. to whenever

Legends (across from Pierce’s Restaurant)

229 Oakwood Ave

Elmira Heights, NY

(607) 733-0074

Saturday morning and afternoon

Hook up with your classmates to spend time together and consider these possibilities. There are many cool things to do in the Elmira area during our reunion weekend!

Saturday night: dinner, dance, & cash bar

You can print and mail the attached PDF registration form to register and pay for the event.

Time: 6 p.m. to whenever – casual dress is fine

Sliced London Broil, Vegetarian Lasagna and much more with dessert! There will be a DJ playing tunes of the 60’s.

Holiday Inn Express Elmira-Horseheads

2666 Corning Road

Horseheads, New York 14845


Sunday: Breakfast Buffet - $10.95 – incredible menu – you won’t go hungry – pay on your own

Time: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. (previous time of 10 a.m. to noon was incorrect)

Hilton Garden Inn Elmira - Corning

35 Arnot Road

Horseheads, NY 14845

(607) 795-1111

Spread the word

Encourage classmates and contact Pat Mysnyk Nelson by e-mail to upgrade youraddress information.


Post cards were sent out the week of February 12. If you did not receive a post card or misplaced it, then print this registration form and mail it.


Reunion 1988 and 2003 Photos

Yearbook photos

Reunion Planning

Reunion Planning Minutes

Things to do on Saturday


The Windmill is the first and friendliest farm and craft market in upstate New York, located right in the heart of the Finger Lakes Wine Region. Midway between Penn Yan and Dundee on NY Route 14A, The Windmill has become a premier tourist attraction, with a weekly attendance exceeding 8,000 - 10,000 people. Beginning with roughly 100 vendors, The Windmill serves as an outlet for local producers and craftsmen. Now in its 20th year, The Windmill now plays host to nearly 200 shops and craftsmen, boasting everything from farm fresh produce to an on-site Chiropractor, you're sure to find something for everyone.


The Carousel will be open Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend on Fridays from 5 until 9 p.m. and on Saturdays from noon until 9:30 p.m. and on Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. . We are also open all three of the summer holidays including July 4.


There's a lot to do at the Finger Lakes Wine Festival! When you're not tasting and buying wine, you can tap your toes to live music at the main stage in The Park, learn more about wine at one of the New York Wine and Grape Foundation's seminars, watch live demonstrations in the courtyard, don't miss the Hot Glass Road Show by the Corning Museum of Glass, shop for arts and crafts, try an exciting pace car ride around the track, or wine-and-dine to start your day with a champagne breakfast.


Bring your group and explore Cornell Plantations with a guided tour. Plantations offers two types of guided group tours, bus tours and walking tours. (See below for tour descriptions.) Be sure to schedule far in advance since our tour calendar fills quickly.

Each tour lasts approximately an hour. You may wish to allow extra time to explore the gardens on your own and to browse the gift shop where maps and brochures are available. Plantations does not have dining facilities, but interesting places to eat abound in Ithaca.

Cost: There is a charge of $5 per person with a minimum of $50 for each group tour. Registration with a nonrefundable deposit of $20 must be received at least two weeks in advance to reserve a tour date. Full payment is due upon arrival.

To Register: Please call or e-mail Kevin Moss, Community Outreach Coordinator, at (607) 254-7430, to make arrangements for your tour.


The Ithaca Farmer's Market is a cooperative with 165 vendors who live within 30 miles of Ithaca, New York. Agricultural vendors grow and offer high quality fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs, poultry and dairy products. Food vendors bring a wide variety of freshly baked goods, jellies, honey, and sauces as well as delicious meals to eat at the market. Many talented artists and craftspeople sell their exceptional, locally made items.

Located in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of upstate New York, the market pavilion is situated on the water's edge, in a garden-like setting, and is surrounded by trees and flowering plants. To add to your visit, we even have a tour boat that moors at our dock and offers rides up Cayuga Lake ( Come visit us and shop for some of the best that New York State has to offer!


The festival is presented over a four day period (Thursday-Sunday) on four stages which run ridiculously long hours to accommodate the 60 some bands that play the festival. The band selection reflects the eclectic tastes of our 'amorphous committee', a difficult to nail down group of musicians and artists who lean toward roots related & world music.

GrassRoots doesn't hesitate to bring you great music you've never heard of before. Every year wonderful new bands are discovered and presented along with many old and true friends. Check out the list of previous years artists for a general idea of what's in store for the future.


Take a one-hour narrated tour of historic Elmira, NY aboard "The Elmiran." Sponsored by the Chemung County Chamber of Commerce, points of interest on the Elmira tour include sites where Mark Twain lived and wrote, the beautiful Maple Avenue District, Woodlawn National Cemetery (honoring fallen Civil War Union and Confederate Soldiers, and modern era Armed Services Veterans), Woodlawn Cemetery (Mark Twain's final resting place), the Near Westside Neighborhood Historical District, the site of the Elmira Civil War Prison Camp (aka "Hellmira"), Dunn Field- home of the Elmira Pioneers baseball team, the Arnot Art Museum, the Chemung Valley History Museum, the Clemens Center ... and more! Your tour guide will take you back to the good old days and regale you with stories about Elmira and its history such as the origin of the pen name Mark Twain.

Trolley tours depart on the hour from the Holiday Inn Riverview. Tours are offered from 10:00am to 2:00pm during July and August, Tuesday through Saturday only.