Celebrating 50 Years!

Join us August 9-11, 2013, for the 1st Mark Twain Reunion, celebrating 50 years since Mark Twain Elementary first opened its doors as a new grade school for the rapidly growing young Florissant population of the 60s.  

Mark Twain School opened for Grades K thru 6 in September of 1963 and just 18 years later, with a dwindling student population, Mark Twain closed its doors as a school and the building was sold to a church. In 2006, with an increasing need for space, the building was re-acquired by the school district and is now a Student Support Center.

If you could step inside, you'll see that the school hasn't changed much since 1963.  The letters on the Mark Twain sign are missing, the playground is a parking lot (with no cowboy in sight), and houses occupy the beloved field beyond the old playground. Other than that, much is the same.

Even the water fountains in the yard, that quenched our thirst after a heated game of dodgeball on the playground, are still there and working!  

It's time to return to and celebrate the place where we made some of our first friends. Through those years of innocence, together we learned about life and our world, true to ourselves because we knew no other way to be.

Join us this August 9-11 in celebrating that special home!






  • Thank you to all who offered ideas and opinions!  You helped develop our plan.  Hope you like it!  
  • Special thanks to those who took time to make phone calls, onsite visits, and to negotiate contracts.  
  • A Super Special Thanks to Tim Bohannon who took the better part of several weeks investigating venues and negotiating prices!!!


Below is a description of events and registration information.  Some events require paid tickets, some allow for donations, some are “pay as you go,” and some are Free.  



Why? Because we have 18 years of classes participating and have no idea what kind of numbers to expect.  The sooner we can make adjustments, the better!



**We want EVERYONE who wants to attend to be able.  If you need assistance paying for tickets, please Contact Us, no questions asked.

***DONATIONS are gratefully accepted for extra expenses.  

****If you know of a company or someone who would like to SPONSOR the reunion, please Contact Us.  We already have one sponsor and will soon have a Sponsor Page on the website.

*****Thanks to a thoughtful donor, teachers and administrators attend all events for FREE. Transportaion assistance is also available.




Friday, August 9


5:30 pm     Meet at Big Daddy’s

          1000 Sidney St, St. Louis


Begin to renew old friendships, have some dinner and a pre-game beer, and take the free shuttle to and from the baseball game.  If you’re not going to the game, just come to say “hi!”  Keep in mind that it's a Cards/Cubs night and this place will be jammin!  We'll try to reserve an area, depending on RSVPs.


Parking is free. 

No charge for this event. 

All food and beverage purchases are “Pay As You Go”


Please Register if you plan to attend. It will be a packed house!


7:15 pm     Cardinals vs Cubs at Busch Stadium

                                          700 Clark St, St. Louis


We're keeping ticket sales open as long as the supply lasts.  Don't wait too long or you'll be SHUT OUT - Just like the Cubs!   Spouses, dates, friends, kids welcome!


**Please don't make this event your only reunion event (unless you have no choice).  We wanted to go to a game while we were in town and decided to make it an open invitation.  Saturday is filled with fun "Mark Twain" stuff and we hope you'll join in the celebration!!!


Deadline for baseball tickets:  Available while supply lasts!

Tickets: $46.00



Saturday, August 10


12:30 -2:30    Bowling at Dick Weber Lanes

           4547 Washington St, Florissant


We thought it would be fun to begin the walk down Memory Lane on a real lane- where you may have thrown your first bowling ball!


Two hours of bowling and shoe rental: $12.50

Food and Drinks available


Don't want to bowl?  Just join us for lunch before heading over to Mark Twain for dessert and other surprises!


3 -5 pm      Mark Twain School

          1555 Derhake Rd, Florissant


SCHOOL TOUR: You’ll have plenty of opportunities to reminisce and renew! I can’t give away all the secrets, but be prepared for cake and ice cream and other surprises!

*If you have stories, ideas, or memorabilia to add to the fun, please share them!


***CAR CRUISE -Bring Your 60s, 70s, or early 80s Car To School!!!  Dash Plaques for participants. Invite a friend to bring theirs, too!


Event is FREE

Registration Requested

Donations for School and School Use are welcomed


6 -11 pm    Quintessential – Party on the Rooftop

           149 North Main Street, St. Charles

 All ours from 6 to 11!

Air conditioned bar; comfy cabanas on the patio; video monitors filled with movie clips, TV shows, and photos; conversation friendly tables and chairs; DJ spinning music of the day. Perfect spot for a party!

Good Friends

Good Food

Good Music

Good Memories

Good Conversation



6-7: Cocktails and a selection of passed and buffet Hors d'oeurves

7:15 Dinner Buffet: Saled with White Balsamic Vinegrette, Beef Tenderloin Medallions with Mushroom Demi, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Chicken Piccata with Wild Mushroom, White Wine and Caper Sauce on Angel Hair Pasta

Dessert:  Creme Brulee and Birthday Cake

Cash Bar:  (Working on something with Tito's Handmade Vodka drinks, though.  Anyone else that has a product they can donate or would be willing to be a sponsor Contact Us)


Open Seating

Dress: Casual - Shorts and Sundresses.  Be ready for FUN!!!


Spouses, dates, or friends welcome! 


Tickets Required:  Suggested Price: up to -$35 (whatever is comfortable)

Space Is Limited – Register Now!

Deadline: They've given us one more week to keep searching for classmates. HELP GET THE WORD OUT!


11:00 pm to Whenever.  .  . The After the Party Party!

Stay at Q and party until close, Explore the venues on Main, Head for the Casino.  .  .  .


Sunday, August 11

Your Choice!  (Sleeping, brunch, poolside, picnic.  .  .)

Tickets are now available! Scroll down and fill out the information.











Big Daddy's (Friday August 9 2013)
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium Gametime 7:15 pm (Friday August 9 2013)

$46 per person on credit/debit or by personal check in advance; game tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE once we've made the purchase.
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Cardinals vs. Cubs Tickets $46.00
Bowling at Dick Weber Lanes (Saturday August 10 2013)

$12.50 for 2 hours of unlimited bowling and shoe rental
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2 hours of bowling and shoes and Dick Weber Lanes $12.50
Mark Twain School Celebration (Saturday August 10 2013)

Donations welcomed for activities, displays, and school use expenses
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Donation for school expenses
Party on the Rooftop - Quintessential in St. Charles (Saturday August 10 2013)

We want everyone to be able to attend. Donations from businesses and classmates are helping defray costs. Contribute what's comfortable.
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Saturday Night ticket- Suggested Contribution: $0 to $35
Donations to help defray additional expenses