As high school reunion season approaches, professional planners offer these tips:
Encourage as many to come as possible.
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Don't have a sit-down dinner (do finger food instead).
Do have an open bar.
Make sure the DJ plays mostly music from when you were in high school.
Don't have speeches. (If you want to remind everyone who was voted Most Likely to Succeed or Class Clown, stick the senior superlatives on a board someplace, along with photos and memorabilia.)
What's the strangest thing you experienced at a high school reunion? Share your reunion anecdotes with me. E-mail them, with "High School" in the subject line, to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail them to John Kelly, The Washington Post, 1150 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20071. (Those are also the addresses if you're having a reunion you'd like me to list.)
Hylton High Classes of 1993 and 1994 -- April 30. www.greatreunions.com.
Central High -- May 21, for anyone who attended the school. Contact Beverly Kligman, 301-951-0630.
Loudoun County High Class of 1955 -- June 3, 4 and 5. Contact Judy Fisher at 703-777-3156 or email@example.com.
Eleanor Roosevelt High Class of 1995 -- June 4. www.greatreunions.com.
Northwestern High Classes of 1954, 1955 and 1956 -- June 17, 18 and 19. Contact Barbara Latvinsky Torbert at 301-927-6029 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Montgomery Blair High Class of 1995 -- June 18. www.greatreunions.com.
Washington-Lee High Class of 1942 -- June 18. Contact Doris Mahon at 703-536-8927 or DorisMahon@hotmail.com.