Fairfield University celebrates Reunion Weekend


Images: Reunion WeekendOver 1,500 Fairfield University alumni, family and friends are making plans this weekend to reunite, reminisce, and celebrate their Fairfield years at the annual Fairfield University Reunion Weekend taking place Friday through Sunday, June 7-9, 2013. A variety of campus-wide events are planned, with a host of area businesses also participating this year. All alumni, family, and friends are invited, with special reunion celebrations planned for graduates from '68, '73, '78, '83, '88, '93, '98, '03 and '08.

Restaurants throughout the Town of Fairfield and the region are participating as host sites for welcoming events. These include: Flipside Burgers and Bar, Vinny's Ale House owned by John and Julie (Gates) Hekker '79, The Field, Brennan's Shebeen at Richardson Golf Course in Fairfield owned by Michael Brennan '96, The Seagrape Café, Southport Brewing Company in Southport, and Brennan's Shebeen in Bridgeport owned by Michael Brennan '96. On Saturday, the "Taste of Fairfield" Food Fair on campus on the Barone Campus Center Green will highlight a number of food and drink providers from the area. These include: Flipside Burger & Bar, Fryborg in New Haven, The Local Meatball food truck, owned By Michael and Anne (Meleney) '01 Distassio, Moja Café in Westport, owned by Thomas and Beth (Whelan) '86 Linell, The Sugar Bakery in East Haven, Taco Loco in Bridgeport, The Westport Inn Restaurant in Westport, Vazzy's - Vazzano's Four Seasons in Stratford, and Mr. Softee. The Beer Garden will include beverages from Dichello Distributors, Star Distributors, and Drinx Unlimited. For Saturday evening's "Reunion Dinner Dance," beverages are supplied by Super Discount Wine & Spirits, owned by Jason Hackney '91, desserts are supplied by With Love from the Cupboard, owned by Nicole Peranick '03, and flowers are supplied by Vintage Gardens. 

"We are looking forward to welcoming all of our grads and their families and friends back to Fairfield for ‘Reunion Weekend,'" said Janet Canepa, Fairfield University Director of Alumni Relations. "We are also extremely pleased to be collaborating with so many businesses in Fairfield and the area. 'Taste of Fairfield' is now in its second year for Reunion Weekend, and because of its success, we have even more local providers participating this year. We hope all those attending will be taking home yet another exciting memory of the Fairfield experience."

Reunion Weekend welcomes all alumni to return to campus with families and friends and participate in a full schedule of activities that includes a tennis mixer, yoga, golf lessons, a Fun Run (or Walk!), campus tour with Rev. Charles Allen, S.J., Reunion Weekend Memories gatherings, Kidzone, Bellarmine Museum activities, Stags Sports Talk, plus the very special Wedding Vow Renewal Ceremony, Reunion Weekend Mass, and Reunion Dinner Dance.

For a detailed schedule of events, visit: http://www.fairfield.edu/alumni/ar_reunions.html.

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Media Contact: Mike Horyczun, (203) 254-4000 ext. 2647, mhoryczun@fairfield.edu

Posted on June 3, 2013

Vol. 45, No. 298