Aug. 9-11 — Manzanar School Reunion Chairman Hank Nakano announced that the committee will host one more Manzanar School reunion to be held at the California Hotel in in Las Vegas in August.
Committee members are: Grace Deguchi, Cabby Iwasaki, Rosie Kakuuchi, Ray Kawahara, Lillian Kawasaki, Toshiko Kubota, Kats Marumoto, Jun Okimoto, Sam Ono, Joe Ozaki, Kanji Sahara, Wilbur Sato, Jane Tochi, Cherry Uyeda and Seigo Yoshinaga. This select group is planning an informative, fun and exciting event for anyone interested in the history of Manzanar as well as those who attended school there.
The reunion dates are set for Aug. 9 to 11 and again, buses will be available from Los Angeles, Gardena, Venice and the San Fernando Valley. The committee recommends attendees take the bus and leave the driving to someone else. In many cases, the reunion begins when boarding the buses.
The reunion events will include reuniting with fellow classmates, block mates, teammates and campmates. On Monday evening there will be a very short program to allow for the mixer. On Tuesday, there will be a slot tournament at Main Street Station Casino and a banquet will be held on Tuesday night in the Ohana room at the California Hotel. The program for the evening is still being planned but as in the past, it will be interesting and informative.
Rangers from the Manzanar National Historic Site will also be on hand to provide the latest information on park activities. This event is always very enjoyable and informative.
Events: Arrival and Monday Night mixer August 9, slot tournament Tuesday morning at Main Street Station and Dinner Banquet Tuesday Night August 10. Wednesday departure at 11 a.m.
For reservation: Sam Ono, 310-327-5568 email [email protected]. For more information, contact Lillian Kawasaki, (562) 754-8850 [email protected], Cherry Uyeda (818) 981-2629, Henry Nakano (714) 871-8178, Kanji Sahara, (310) 539-3733 [email protected], Kats Marmoto 310-836-3565 [email protected]
Bus Pickup locations will be at Maryknoll 222 S. Hewitt St Departs 8 a.m.; Gardena Buddhist Church 1517 W. 166th St Departs 8 a.m.; Venice JACC 12445 Braddock Dr. L.A. Departs 8 a.m.; and San Fernando Valley JACC 12953 Branford St. Pacoima. 9 a.m.