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What's on your mind

This is a place to post comments, photos, whatever...about growing up in the Hialeah Area...or anything else that is on your mind. In the past, we've been using our individual webpages for this purpose, but now we have a dedicated forum on our website. Please note that this forum is "not secure" and that comments you make are available to anyone that visits this website.   Vince "Vinny" Rusinak

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07/27/19 11:22 AM #189    

Sandra DeHay (Meetre)

 Hialeah Senior High Calendar Girls of The 60’s present a Sock Hop. It will be August 16-17,2019 at Shula Hotel and Golf Club.  Saturday 7PM-11Pm Sock Hop and buffet dinner. Cost $95.00 per person this includes buffet and two drinks. It is a fund raising activities to help classmates who need financial help due to health issue.  You can contact Gary Snow 305-556-0511. If you can’t attend you can donate to HHS Cancer Fund 6837 Main Street Miami Lakes FL 34014. Also you can contact Dave Gergley for golf tee times and summer rates at 305-820-8097 



08/01/19 11:38 AM #190    


Sergio Siller

UPDATE (8-9-19):

Thanks to Ray Valdez and his “connections”, any HHS classmate joining us for the Destin Roundup 10-12 October   is being offered a lower rate of $139.00/night (plus $16 tax/night) at the Hampton Inn – Destin.  The rate is valid from 9-15 October for anyone who would like to extend their stay.

If you wish to book online directly, the following link has been provided:  https://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/groups/personalized/D/DSINEHX-GHC-20191009/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

I have checked out the link and was able to book our room, so it works.

Hotel info is:


Group Code:       GHC

Check-in:             09-OCT-2019

Check-out:           15-OCT-2020

Hotel Name:       Hampton Inn & Suites Destin

Hotel Address:   1625 Hwy 98 East 

                           Destin, Florida 32541

Phone Number:  850-654-2677

If you prefer to make reservations directly with the hotel, please call 850.654.2677 and provide the Front Desk Agent the Code: GHC. It will provide you with the discounted rate. For anyone that would like a room other than the standard, please reach out to Ms Wendy Valdez at wvaldez@mcneillhotels.com for rates.



Before we know it, Fall will be here and with it comes the great weather in the Florida Panhandle - in particular, the Destin area.  We are hoping to have another Roundup there this year, so please mark your calendars for Thursday-Saturday, 10-12 October 2019.  Those who were able to make it to Destin last fall made many lasting memories, as well as new friends and discovered new places to  dineand to visit, thanks to Pat Pierce's vast knowledge of the area as our HHS resident "native" and to  Bill Coffeen as one whose family has left a lasting legacy in the area - Lake Coffeen!. It’s still early, but we are looking into a place for a meet and greet for those planning to arrive Thursday evening and for restaurants for dinner on Friday/Saturday night.  We have someone working on local lodging recommendations and in particular, the Hampton Inn, Destin for a group rate there. We are also looking into other hotels in the area to recommend as well as events taking place that weekend.  We will provide that information once we have it, which we expect to be within the next week or so. 

If you are interested in joining us, have any questions or have any suggestions, please feel free to contact one of us.  We would also appreciate your letting us know as early possible so we may determine the group size for both the hotel and restaurants. 

Thanks, we look forward to hearing back from you and seeing you in Destin!  

Sergio Siller


Pat Pierce


08/02/19 01:37 PM #191    


Ray Valdez

       Destin Round - up group at Lake Coffeen 2018 these are our golden years don't waste time wishing and hoping. start doing come join us...

08/02/19 02:10 PM #192    


Sergio Siller

Thanks for posting Ray - it was a beautiful day and thanks to Bill Coffeen for making it a special visit!

08/02/19 03:17 PM #193    


Ray Valdez

No...Thank you for a chance to have a good time with classmate Old and New, we all have one thing in common "Hialeah" it's where we grow up.

08/26/19 06:20 AM #194    


Larry King

Vince, what a great job you did on the student directory. It came out great and is easily readable. Thanks for all you do. You’re a real asset to the class. Thanks again, Larry

08/26/19 03:38 PM #195    


Ray Valdez

                                                                                             HHS Class of 63' at a Round-up Reunion Luncheon in Miami Springs

09/02/19 09:47 AM #196    


Vince "Vinny" Rusinak

I am sure this is what's on everyone's mind right now!

09/03/19 12:35 PM #197    


Larry King

You’re probably right Vince but it sure is a slow one. 

09/03/19 01:21 PM #198    


Nancy Lundblom (Blizzard)

It certainly seems like that!

09/04/19 06:41 AM #199    


Melvin "Jack" Krouskroup

Our Florida neighbors in the Bahamas recieved the worst of this storm. They will need our help...read money here, but be careful to contribute to legitimate  organizations. I give to the Red Cross.

09/04/19 11:12 AM #200    


Ray Valdez

Port Saint Lucie west of US 1 little to no damage we got lucky...Ray

09/04/19 11:33 AM #201    

James Coole

Dorian presented a nail bitting experience for Florida residents. In Lake Mary (North of Orlando), we experienced random heavy rain and moderate wind; very fortunate.

09/09/19 11:56 AM #202    


Ray Valdez

                                                                     sorry we have to cancel

10/01/19 12:07 PM #203    


Ray Valdez

       Destin Round-up Just a few more days to go October 10,11,and 12 for classes 63' 64'  and lets not forget the class of 62' is having a birthday party in Jupiter October 5,6,and 7th Happy Birthday to all

10/07/19 05:35 PM #204    


Ray Valdez

           The ladies of the class of 1962 at the Jupiter Resort Hotel for the 75th Birthday

10/07/19 05:39 PM #205    


Ray Valdez

                              The Men of HHS class of 1962 are a little out number.Photos by Ray

10/13/19 08:13 PM #206    


Ray Valdez

       Destin Round - up  Group of classes 63' 64' Photos by Ray

10/14/19 02:31 PM #207    


Nancy Lundblom (Blizzard)

Looks like a great time!  Sorry we couldn't make it.


10/16/19 03:02 PM #208    


Ray Valdez

                                                    More Destin Round-Up

10/17/19 04:01 PM #209    


Vince "Vinny" Rusinak

Ray, great photos. Could you put the names of the folks either on each photo or at the bottom of the posting as well as the class they were in (I believe you had both '63 and '64 at this Roundup). Trying to figure out who that guy is in the group photo with the baseball hat and the great beard? Thanks!

10/18/19 06:55 AM #210    


Alice Lacedonia (Pace)

Thank you Ray, enjoyed seeing the photos.  Wish we could have attended. Too many things going on this year. Hope to be able to attend next year.  Also, looking forward the Roundup in March.  Hope we will be available to attend!!

10/18/19 02:15 PM #211    

Irene Owens (Phillips)

I would love to see the names that go with the photos, also.

10/20/19 06:20 AM #212    


Ray Valdez

      Val Soler, Linda Duckworth, Ray Valdez, Henry Kellar, Chuck Leon, Jeannie Andrew, John Anton.

10/20/19 06:30 AM #213    


Ray Valdez

                                                   Class of HHS 63' at "Quilt of Valor"

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