55th Reunion - July 12-13, 2019


Istrouma High School - Class of 1964

December 2018

Dear Classmates,

Hopefully this letter finds you in good health and excited about our 55th class reunion celebration. What better time than now to renew "old" acquaintances, share fond memories, and enjoy a great time of fellowship and nostalgia together. We hope you will join us for this exciting event.


Date: Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13, 2019

  • Where: Crowne Plaza Hotel 4728 Constitution Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70808 (College Drive Exit on the Service Road)

  • Agenda: Friday: 5:30-10:00 p.m., Informal Gathering – Natchez Room (light refreshments only; bar and grill open at the hotel if anyone chooses to have additional beverages and food) Saturday: 6:00 to 6:30 p.m., Registration 6:30 to 8:15 p.m., Dinner and Program, with time for class pictures 8:15 to 11:15 p.m., Dance with Swamp Fever Band featuring our own IHS graduate Carl Causey

  • Cost: $60 per person to attend both evenings. The reunion is a package deal with cost including both nights

  • Room Rates: $110, plus surcharges and 15.5% tax; includes a breakfast buffet for two people valued at $16.50 each in the Patio Grille. On-Line Registration: The code for registering is IST with website registration at: Phone: 1.800.678.4065

  • Check In: 4 p.m.; Check Out: 11:00 a.m.; Cut-off date for room registration at this rate is a month prior—June 12, 2019; Free parking; airport transportation can be arranged for a fee by contacting the Transportation Coordinator at 225.930.0150. is a package deal.

Actions you need to take ASAP:

  • 1. Complete and return the Class Directory Information Form, (whether or not you will be attending).

  • 2. Mail your check to the address listed below, no later than MAY 15th. Make the check out to: Istrouma Class of 1964.
    Mail to: Istrouma Class of 1964 / c/o 1017 Daventry Drive / Baton Rouge, LA 70808

  • 3. Hotel Reservations may be made by directly contacting the Crowne Plaza at 225.925.2244.

  • 4. Please contact any classmates you know to be sure they have received this information. We would appreciate your providing addresses of those we failed to contact.

We need to hear from you via one of four ways:

  • E-mail Address:

  • Voicemail: 225.926.3681

  • Mailing Address:
    Istrouma Class of 1964 / c/o 1017 Daventry Drive / Baton Rouge, LA 70808

  • Website: (Visit our newly redesigned website for our latest news and memories. You can register online.

The Reunion Committee

Ginny Carlisle Ognibene
Dale Dugas
Barbara Evans
Lorraine Fontenot Lauret
Darlene Frank Schilling
Carol Jones Edwards
Janice Kincaid Laurent
Frankie Lamb
Wayne Messina
Sharyn Miller Sides
Carolyn Ponder Ellender
Lydia Rayborn Cook
Herb Rogers
Jo Ann Spiller Jensen
Hugh Taylor
Ken Wall


Missing Classmates

We need help in the monumental task of contacting all of our Missing Classmates (see list here) so please help by calling, writing, emailing people you know, see, lived by etc., and ask them to send in their current information. Or, if you have current addresses of others, send them to us and we will contact them.

Missing Programs & Photos

We cannot find the printed programs from several of our early reunions listed below. If you have copies, please contact the Reunion Committee, or send scans to and we'll include them on this page.

Group Photo 50th Reunion
50th Reunion - 2014

Group Photo 40th Reunion
45th Reunion - 2009

Group Photo 40th Reunion
40th Reunion - 2004

50th Reunion - July 11-12, 2014

Our 50th Reunion was held on July 11-12, 2014 at the Holiday Inn South.

45th Reunion - July 11, 2009

Our 45th Reunion was held on July 11, 2009 at the Holiday Inn South.

40th Reunion - June 25-26, 2004

Our 40th Reunion was held on June 25-26, 2004 in Baton Rouge.

35th Reunion - 1999

Our 35th Reunion was held on ____, 1999 in Baton Rouge.
Please help us locate programs and photos.

  • 35th Reunion Program
  • 35th Reunion Photos

30th Reunion - 1994

Our 30th Reunion was held on ____, 1994 in Baton Rouge.
Please help us locate programs and photos.

  • 30th Reunion Program
  • 30th Reunion Photos

25th Reunion - 1989

Our 25th Reunion was held on ____, 1989 in Baton Rouge.
Please help us locate programs and photos.

  • 25th Reunion Program
  • 25th Reunion Photos

20th Reunion - 1984

Our 20th Reunion was held on June 9, 1984 at The Ashley Manor.
Please help us locate photos.

10th Reunion - 1974

Our 10th Reunion was held on June 15-16, 1974 at The White House Inn and Greenwood Park.
Please help us locate photos.