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[updated June 13, 1999] - The Joint Reunion for the East High Classes of 1973, 1974, 1975 took place the weekend of June 11 and 12, 1999. Scheduled events included a Get Acquainted session Friday night, a picnic on Saturday, and a dinner and dance on Saturday night.
The reunion planning and communication was handled by a commercial firm, KCK Promotions.
Despite the joint reunion covering three class years, attendance was quite light. Friday night's event was moved from the previously announced location to the High Point Pinch downtown. The relative few in attendance decided not to have an outdoor picnic Saturday, but to have a lunch elsewhere. That was also lightly attended.
The Saturday night reception dinner and dance had the best attendance, with about 35 people getting together at the East Memphis Marriott Hotel. Though the number attending had to be a disappointment, those who did participate appeared to make the best of the light turn out and enjoyed their classmates and those of the associated classes.
While there has not been time for a significant analysis of why the turnout was so low, several in attendance thought that the lack of personal contact which occurs with reunions traditionally organized by class members may have played a significant part. It was also suggested that perhaps these class years might have been less cohesive groups than other years. A member of one of the classes for which the reunion was held, member who did not attend the reunion, said that his class wasn't very close and therefore he had little interest in the reunion. KCK Promotions reported that this was the lightest attended reunion event they had hosted.
[the following data posted March 28, 1999] - The Reunion Committee has released details of the planned joint reunion of the Classes of 1973, 1974, and 1975. The reunion is being administered by a commercial reunion firm. Three events spanning two days, June 11, 1999,and June 12, 1999, are planned. The East High Alumni Page has reformatted the announcement of the reunion and reproduced the text below.
For additional information, class members may contact KCK Promotions (901) 382-9588 or Beth Gooch ('75) at (901) 276-4251.
The reunion committee is planning our 25 year reunion and has hired K C K Promotions to coordinate the details and do the hard work.
The Reunion won't be the same without you!
Don't miss the chance to see old classmates and renew friendships. Your 25 year reunion will happen only once and will be an event to remember! Share memories and find out what everyone is doing today.
What's on the Agenda?
Friday Night June 11, 1999
Get Reacquainted Night
Hors D'Oeuvres and Refreshments
The Coors Belle
7pm till 10pm
Saturday June 12, 1999
Family Picnic (Brown Bag)
11am till 2pm
Saturday Night June 12, 1999
Reception Dinner & Dancing
The Marriott Hotel
7pm till Midnight
What's it going to cost?
Prepaid Price: $67.00 per person
RSRV DEADLINE Friday, April 30, 1999
If paying after deadline, there will be an additional $10 charge.
Class and individual photos can be purchased the night of the reunion.
What do I get for my money?
Party with your high school friends
Alumni Directory with information about classmates.
Picture Name Tags and Guest tags.
Entertainment (D.J.) for banquet
Hors d'Oeuvres Buffet.
National Alumni Telephone Search to verify and update addresses of classmates.
Hosts at the reunion to greet and register classmates and guest.
Staff to handle the administrative details for us.
How do I Register?
Mail your check (payable to KCK Promotions) and reply form in the enclosed envelope, Or call
901-3686782 / 901-382-9588 and have your credit card ready.
Walk-ins are welcome, but space is limited and the additional $10.00 charge will apply.
Absolutely no refunds if canceled less than 10 business days before the event A cancellation fee will apply. Tickets will not be mailed. Your name will appear on a list at the registration table.
Available for you and your classmates are commemorative T-shirts for this once in a lifetime event. Show you still have that old school spirit by purchasing your t-shirt today. See your reservation form to order today.
Take the worry out of your traveling, call Brad Hanover at Hanover Travels Inc., 901-276-4404.
For a complete travel package. If all you need is hotel reservations please contact The Marriot
"Be sure to reference your class reunion for any discounts available."
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You've worked hard the past 25 years, so why not show all your classmates your wonderful success. Advertise in your alumni directory, call now for pricing information.
Please help us verify classmates' addresses
[The following information was posted January 31, 1999, and is largely outdated by the above] - Three years of graduating classes have been cut from the proposed joint reunion announced last spring and planned for this summer and one class year added. KCK Reunion Services, a commercial reunion organizing outfit, reports that representatives of the 1970, '71, and '72 class years discontinued participation and therefore those class years were dropped from the event. Meanwhile, the 1975 class made contact with the reunion service and was added to the lineup. KCK Reunion services says members of the '70-'73 class years are welcome if they want to attend. It is also implied that if a permanent representative of each of those class years makes contact, KCK Reunion Services might add those class years back into the planned reunion. The joint reunion is planned for June 12, 1999.
Any reunion coordinators, committee members, or knowledgeable class members of the 1970 through 1975 classes are encouraged to contact The East High Alumni Page directly (editor@EastHigh.org) to help us keep your fellow alumni better informed about reunion plans.
KCK Reunion Services does not release to The East High Alumni Page details of the reunions they organize. Contact that business directly for more information and reservations at firstname.lastname@example.org
KCK Reunion Services lists reunion schedules on a Web page at http://members.aol.com/KCKPROMO/index2.html
The East High Alumni Page regrets not being able to offer more information on this reunion plan. If you know about the reunion plans, please contact us and share your information. Below is a story based on the previous KCK Reunion Services announced group reunion. From information now posted by KCK Reunion Services it appears the information has been changed.
As more information becomes available, it will be posted here.
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