The K-TOWN Raiders 

"Early Years" Alumni Reunion

April 21-24, 2017 - Charleston, South Carolina

This page hosted by Kent Price (see note at end of page)

This year's reunion is being hosted by Mary Kearns Severns


Then:  Kaiserslautern, Germany, 1953-63

Now:  Charleston, South Carolina, 2017

Fun Note:

Charleston has been named by Travel and Leisure magazine to be

THE best city to visit in America ! 

google: "Best US cities to visit" or click on:


Reunion Basics

(who, what, when, where, why, how) 

Who:  The main group will be anyone who attended KAHS in the fifties and/or early sixties (roughly the first decade of the school's existence, 1953-1964) - plus guests.  
What: A great reunion with lots of activities
When:   April 21-24, 2017 (three nights)

Charleston Airport Crown Plaza Hotel

4831 Tangier Outlet Blvd

North Charleston, SC 29418 

     Tel: 843-744-4422

     Website: Click HERE or google "crownplaza north charleston"

Why:  It will be a GREAT event, including 

-  Reminiscing and rekindling of old friendships and forging new ones

-  Hospitality Room with snacks, drinks and memorabilia

-  Sunday Night Banquet

LOTS to do and see in Charleston and surrounding area    


Please call, write, or email indicating your probability of attending.

Reserve your hotel room (cancellation can be made up to the day before check-in).  Don't do it on line or through the central reservation number.  Rather call 843-744-4422.  Mention K-town Reunion - code KTR for group price of $122 per night.  Note that the hotel has agreed to honor these rates for three days prior to and three days following our reunion.

Start planning your travel.  Check for deals.  I have found round-trip flights from Seattle (farthest away I could think of) for as low as $319. 

Call, write, or email your friends and classmates and invite them to join us.  Look over the Alumni Contact Info list to see who might be missing.

Start collecting pictures, albums, yearbooks and other memorabilia to bring with you.

3/16/2017 - Registration is now open.  See below.



Some Details

Costs and Registration

We think we have held the cost down to a bare minimum so it shouldn't be too much of a burden.  Here they are:

$20.00 per person to cover the hospitality room including snacks and drinks as well as publicity, postage, materials, and other logistical costs.

$50.00 per person for the banquet on Sunday night.  This will include beverage, salad, dessert, gratuity and taxes.  Beer and/or wine, if desired, will be extra.

Optional tours - These might include

- Guided Bus tour of Historic Charleston with optional Historic Homes addition

- Magnolia Plantation

- Patriots Point - Aircraft carrier Yorktown, submarine Clamagore and lots more

- Fort Sumter National Monument

You can google any of the above for more information

How to register:  

3/16/2017 Update:  Registration form is now available at download and send to Mary Severns at the address on the form.

Hospitality Room

We will have a very nice, large hospitality room with plenty of tables and chairs, snacks and drinks.  So please bring your yearbooks, photo albums, scrapbooks and other memorabilia.  There will be a copier, a scanner, a computer, and a video projector there so we can share pictures and other materials with each other.  If you will want to get digital copies of pictures, you may wish to bring your own memory stick, writeable CD, or other media.

A Personal Note from Mary Kearns Severns

I can’t wait to welcome you to my hometown…captivating Charleston, South Carolina! Did you know it was recently named by Travel & Leisure magazine readers as the world’s top city! Here’s your opportunity to find out why!

With so many fascinating things to see and do in the Lowcountry, I strongly recommend you extend your stay if possible. The schedule below is for the “official” reunion dates, and will be updated with meeting times and locations for those who book optional tours and events. Your time is free to spend as you wish! HOWEVER…I am recommending a few of my favorite activities along with some very special events taking place around our reunion dates. These will be posted ASAP on the new website with details and prices.

If you need assistance with air transportation, car rentals, sports (e.g., golf, fishing) or visits to other convenient destinations (e.g., Savannah, Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head), please let me know.

Mary Kearns Severns '60, 843-770-9982(home) or 843-263-3669 (mobile), 


Tentative Reunion Schedule

Friday, April 21

12:00 noon:  Welcome & Registration. The Hospitality Room will be opened as soon as possible and will remain open so long as it’s occupied.  

3:00pm:   Hotel check-in. There are many comfy places to hang out until your room is ready, or you may check your bags and head across the street. There you can stop in at the North Charleston Visitors Center, North Charleston Fire Museum or shop till you drop at Tanger Outlet. Later join up with friends and take the complimentary hotel shuttle to one of the many nearby restaurants.

9:00pm:   Everyone please attend a Meet and Greet in the Hospitality Room. See who’s here, renew old friendships, make new acquaintances and generally enjoy some “K-town Kamaraderie!” 

Saturday, April 22

6:00-10:00am:   Breakfast available in Sweetgrass Restaurant (not included in room rate, but pre-arranged group rate offered).

8:00am-midnight:  The NASH Express runs round-trip from the Tanger Outlet stop across the street from our hotel to the downtown Visitors Center for $3.00 each way. It takes about 30 minutes, but what a deal! It’s just a 10-15 minute drive by car and there is ample parking and parking garages. Either way, once downtown you can take advantage of the free DASH Trolley.

TBA:  Meeting times & locations for optional events booked through our Reunion Planner.

Evening:  After your day’s activities are ended, drop into the Hospitality Suite, enjoy a snack & drink, and share your experiences with others.

Sunday, April 23

6:00-10:00am:   Breakfast available in Sweetgrass Restaurant (not included in room rate, but pre-arranged group rate offered).

Various morning times: Charleston isn’t called The Holy City for nothing! If you are interested in attending a service at one of the many historic places of worship, here is a list which includes many major faiths. Pre-plan, let us know, and we’ll get you there!

TBA:  Meeting times & locations for optional events booked through our Reunion Planner.  

6:00-8:00ish: We’ll enjoy a final evening together with a Farewell Banquet at the hotel. Details will be posted on the website when finalized. What I can tell you is we’ll have a good menu and surprise entertainment! Following the festivities, we’ll adjourn to the Hospitality Suite to continue the fun.       

Monday, April 24

6:00-10:00am:   Breakfast available in Sweetgrass Restaurant (not included in room rate, but pre-arranged group rate offered).

11:00am:  Hotel Check-out. You may request a late check-out. Also, if you plan to use the complimentary airport shuttle, request a reservation early. You don’t want a $30 taxi fare because of full shuttles!  

Optional Bahamas Cruise

If you are interested in an optional Bahamas cruise immediately following the reunion, please give Mary Severns a call at 843-770-9982(home) or 843-263-3669 (mobile).

Contacts and Attendees

In order to foster contact among alumni we have now posted on the website our entire contact list as well as the probable list for those attending the reunion.   The contact list is password protected and we are emailing the password to all alumni on the list who have emails.  If you don't have an email, contact Kent for the password.

     Click here for contacts: 


     and here for attendee responses so far (password NOT required) 


Please look over these lists.  Help us add alumni and fill in any missing information you may be able to provide.  Contact all those you know and encourage them to join us.

Note: If you would like to opt out of the contact list, please contact Kent


If you are interested....

Click HERE to see pictures of seven past reunions

as well as selected images from "back then"


Click on the years below to review postings for the following past reunions

2011 Salt Lake, 2013 Savannah, 2015 San Antonio


Click HERE for some additional links of possible interest



If you have any questions, comments or information about the reunion, or if you can help us maintain our contact lists, please email or call 

Kent Price at:  or 801-768-2608, or

Mary Severns at: or 843-263-3669. 

3/16/2017 update from Kent: I will be in Australia from March 20 until the day before the reunion so it will be difficult to call me.  In the meantime, feel free to contact Mary who is hosting this reunion.  I will still try to keep up with emails and hope to keep this page and the contact lists current.  Cheers to all, Kent Price.

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