Mark you calendar because you are not going to want to miss this! The date is October 15th and we anticipate having a very large and varied group of Mountain Lakes alumni spanning the last 50+ years. The party will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the HERD as well as reunions for the classes of 1971, ‘76, ’86, and ’96. The entry fee is $75, payable at the door.

Guests will arrive at the home of Jamie Rodgers (85 Cobb Rd, Mountain Lakes) at 7:00 PM for a night of music, catching up with old friends, great food, and much more fun. Car services home will be provided free of charge.

Please see the entire Homecoming weekend itinerary below…

Friday 10/14:
HERD Alumni gathering at Johnnies Tavern (9:00 PM)

Saturday 10/15:
HERD Alumni gathering at Briarcliff School for singing of The Impossible Dream (1:00 PM)

HERD game (2:00 PM; Announcements on alumni participation to follow)

HERD 50th Anniversary party at the home of Jamie Rodgers

We would like to stress that this is much more than your average Herd party.  We were privileged to host the reunions last year for the classes of ’75, ’85 and ’95 with great success, and we are hoping for an even better turnout this year! Also, given that it is the 50th anniversary of the Herd football program, the party will serve as an opportunity to celebrate all that Coach Wilkins has done for not only the football program but the high school and town as a whole.

If you have been to the parties in the past, you know that they are always a blast. It will be a great opportunity to rekindle old friendships or even start new ones. Please see the list of MLHS faculty, administrators & coaches who are hoping will join us:

  • Bob Reid

  • Detlaf Kern

  • Elle Douglass

  • Jim Bagli

  • Tom Stainton

  • Charlie and Anne Roche

  • Tim and Betsy Flynn

  • Jeff Keith

  • Rich Morgan

  • Jeff Cole

  • David Stein

  • Mike Killingsworth

  • John Bydook

  • George Wilson

  • James Smith

This year’s party is sure to be one for the ages. We look forward to celebrating with the entire HERD and Mountain Lakes family. Please make travel arraignments as the dates are quickly approaching.

Please contact Phillip Pasquale should you have any additional questions: (973) 726-5344 or

Thanks, and we hope to see you soon!

-HERD Alumni

HERD 50th Anniversary Party

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