It was a 50th birthday that will go down as the party of the century. Referred to as 3/11/11 Karen Upton Noble ‘83 and her husband Rick hosted 150 of Karen’s nearest and dearest friends for a weekend in New Orleans.. The weekend involved everything from a crab , shrimp and crawfish boil , to Friday lunch at Galatoires, Saturday diners at various famed New Orleans establishments, and a private party at the House of Blues where guests were given a private dance concert by the famed Rockin’ Doopsie. Guests danced through the night and then were ushered upstairs to the private dimly lit hideouts of the Foundation Room. The party continued until well into the next morning. Those in attendance from MHC were Shiela Byrd Carmichael ’83 and husband Dr. Donny , Susan Burger ’83, Barbra Anderson ’83, Cathy Kegelman Reynolds ’83 and husband Doug, Lisa Steele ’83,Lisa Ruggiero Rosser 83 and husband Rob, Jane Shanley Brown 83 and husband Brad, Jamie Nelson Rubin’84, Noni Lindahl ‘84 and husband Rich. From New York to Washington, Texas to Bermuda the old MHC friends came from near and far to attend this now legendary celebration of epic proportions. As has been accustomed since the first pyramid taken in front of the CI in South Hadley, party dress never stops this crowd from trying to reenact their college days.