Weekend Overview
October 24, 2014
  • Homecoming Parade! 3:15 pm line up (full family fun) 
  • 7:30pm ~ DGN Homecoming Football Game (children invited)
  • 9:00pm - 1:00am ~ Post-Game Party at Another Round in downtown DG (adults only – open to the public)
Saturday, October 25, 2014
  • 11:00am ~ DGN School Tour
  • TBD ~ Golf Outing (TBD)
  • 7:00pm - midnight ~ Main Reunion Event at Millhurst Charhouse in Oakbrook Terrace (adults only)
  • (12:00am-2:00am) ~ Cash bar for those who want to stay!)
DGN Class of '89 25th Reunion
main dining room at Millhurst Charhouse
main dining room at Millhurst Charhouse

When: Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 7pm-12am, cash bar till 2 a.m.
Where: Millhurst Charhouse
1901 S. Meyers Rd.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
United States


We are excited to host our 25th Reunion at this new, cool venue (formerly the "members-only" DuPage Club) that has just opened to the public.  We are fortunate that one of our classmates owns it!
Like the 20th, the reunion will be casual and laid-back, filled with sounds of the 80's, great food and fun conversation!
Ticket price includes 5-hour premium open bar, filling food, exclusive use of the banquet space, DJ music, 80's karaoke, dancing and more.
Please RSVP for this event on the RSVP page AND then go to the Buy Tickets page to purchase your ticket(s) by the deadlines listed below.
now - October 15, 2014 $89 per person (get it... $89!)
October 16-22 $99 per person
Door $110 CASH only!
Suggested Dress:
Casual to Evening/Business Casual... be comfortable! Call it whatever you like. You know what you like to wear and what makes you feel good.
Guys - Pants/nice jeans and a dress shirt or golf shirt for guys. 
Ladies - Pants/nice jeans or casual skirt/dress. 

General Flow for the Event:
  • 7:00 - 7:30 pm ~ Check-in, appetizers, welcome drinks
  • 7:30 - 9:00 pm (approx.) ~ Food stations open
  • 9:30 pm ~ Group photo (we'll need your cooperation!)
  • 10:00 - 11:30 pm ~ Dessert stations open
  • when the mood strikes (or liquid encouragement kicks in!) ~ 80's karaoke!
  • 12:00 am ~ Open bar ends/Cash bar begins
  • 2:00 am ~ Venue closes
Sample Menu:
Cheese Platter
Domestic and International Cheese selections
Assorted Fruit Platter
Seasonal Fruit
Antipasto Platter
Thinly Sliced Italian Meats
Vegetable Crudite
Fresh Vegetables and Assorted Dips
Grilled Chicken Satay
Served with Coconut-Roasted Peanut Dipping Sauce
Grilled and Marinated Beef Skewer
Served with Sesame-Teriyaki Dipping Sauce
Tomato, Parmesan and Fresh Basil
Grilled with Cheddar and Pepper Jack Cheese
Chicken Quesadilla
Grilled Chicken with Cheddar and Pepper Jack Cheese
Stuffed Mushrooms
Filled with Garlic Cream Cheese Stuffing
Meatball Sliders
Meatballs Served on Mini Buns with Marinara Sauce and Parmesan Cheese
Chicken Marsala
Pan-Seared Breasts of Chicken, Shallots, Garlic and Mushrooms in a
Marsala Wine Sauce
Cajun Cavatappi and Cheese
Onion, Mushroom, Roasted Red Pepper, Cajun-Spiced Cream Sauce with American, Romano and Parmesan Cheese
Asparagus in a Four Cheese Sauce
Caesar Salad
Homemade Caesar Dressing
Dinner Rolls
5-Hour Premium Bar - 7:00pm-Midnight
Domestic Beer
Imported Beer
Craft Beer
Top Shelf Liquor

DGN Homecoming Football Game

When: Friday, October 24, 2014 at 7:30pm Varsity Start
Where: DGN Carstens Field

The DGN Varsity Homecoming football game begins at 7:30pm at Carstens Field. The school hosts a small alumni tent each year for alumni from all classes who attend. Come join us, and other alumni in the area, in the Friday night ritual that so many of us enjoyed while in school.  DGN plays Hinsdale Central.

Please go to the RSVP page and RSVP if you plan to attend the game.

Friday Post-Game Party

When: Friday, October 24, 2014 at 9:30pm - 1am
Where: Another Round in DG
5141 Main Street
Downers Grove

It's Friday night - that means party! You'll need to leave the kids at home for this post-game party so that we can act like kids ourselves. 

Come join your fellow classmates for some post-game cheer in downtown DG at Another Round.

Another Round is giving us a small section for our class, but we expect that we will spill out into the general bar and mingle with patrons - most likely other DGN grads celebrating Homecoming as well.

Please go to the RSVP page and RSVP if you plan to attend the Post-Game party.  There is no charge for this event... pay as you go that night!

Golf Event

When: Saturday, October 25, 2014 at late morning/early afternoon
Where: Local Course - TBD

Do you or your spouse want to try to get a round of golf in with former classmates?  The group from the 20th reunion had a great time (classmates and/or spouses) and we hope to repeat for the 25th, weather permitting.

Please RSVP to let us know if you are interested in participating in golf... we'll get the details organized quickly!

Tour DGN School

When: Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 11:00am

Downers Grove North has changed significantly since 1989. If you are interested in taking a guided tour of the building and additions, and possiblly past your locker, this is your chance. Sign up for this special tour.

Please go to the RSVP page and RSVP if you plan to attend the school tour.

Meet at the front entrance on Main Street.
For the Westin:
For the Floating Catering Rate –you will need a set number, which will get your guests 20% off of the daily rate. The set number is 360270
Clink on the tab that is labeled guest rooms
Insert dates of stay at the hotel (example 12/6/2013 – 12/7/2013)
Hit search
This will bring you to the page below, but the Set/Corporate Account # will not be input in the field.
Please type in #360270 in the Set/Corporate Account #
Hit search and the updated 20% off Catering Rate will be on the right hand side as you see below.
Then hit the reserve button and continue on with the reservation process!
You should point out though that this is not necessarily the best rate!  I tried the regular Westin website and found the same room for $132/night on a non-refundable prepaid rate, but the reunion event rate was $144/night.  My initial instinct for myself was to book here over the Courtyard because of the shuttle service, but I will likely book the Embassy Suites (no discount but the regular pre-booked rate is the same $132, and it has free cooked breakfast and shuttle to both reunion site and Another Round).
For the Courtyard:
Start date: 10/25/14
End date: 10/26/14
Last day to book by: 10/4/14
Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate:
·  Courtyard Chicago Oakbrook Terrace  for 69.00 USD  - 79.00 USD  per nigh
(in other words...)
Three (3) weeks before your groups arrival date (10/03/14), whatever rooms have not been booked within the group block will be released back into the hotel inventory.  I am able to provide a $20.00 savings off of our current selling rates and provide you with group rates of $69.00 on the Kings and $79.00 on the Queen/Queens!
Book your group rate: DOWNERS GROVE NORTH 25TH H.S. REUNION RM BLK >>
There are a few other hotels locally, the Embassy Suites seems to be a decent choice because of the breakfast and shuttle service.  There is also a Hyatt Place and Staybridge.  The addresses are below.  I do not have any arrangements with these, and would maybe contact the Hyatt Place as another rate option, but I think the Courtyard is so close to the Millhurst Charhouse that it probably isn’t worth it.  We can though provide info on them.   
DGN Homecoming Parade

When: 10/24/2014 at 3:15 p.m.
Where: south on Main Street, left on Prairie Avenue and north on Forest Avenue

The theme for this years festivities is "Haunted Homecoming" so we would love to have a bit of fun with it! We will have a Toyota Tacoma to drive and carry folks in the bed. Would love some folks to consider wearing some sort of Costume...of course, if we dress like we did in 1989, i am sure some people would be horrified!