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50th Reunion Attendance

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Created on: 06/08/15 01:15 PM Views: 689 Replies: 4
Monday, June 8, 2015 at 1:15 PM

I know there are a few oldies like me on here and I wanted to ask if you had a noticeable attendance bump for your 50th? We have hovered around 100 for last two reunions but many say they will for sure come to the 50th. We are trying to book a venue now for Septrmber 2016 and are shocked at how many are already booked! We see places that we are afraid will be too small if we jump to 120 or so. Thought I would see what others have experienced.


Monday, June 8, 2015 at 6:10 PM - Response #1

Hi Janie,
We had our 50th two years ago. here are some numbers for you. I know that the 50th was the most attended reunion we have ever had. I wasn't on the committee for the 45th or 40th, but we did not have near as many for those as we did for the 50th.
Our Class of '63 had roughly 600 members, close to 300 have joined the website. 65 or so are deceased. 113 we still have no information on. We had 288 (173 were classmates)come to our 50th reunion, which includes guests.
I'm sorry I can't help any more, but I were to guess, I know we had around 200 or less for our 45th. I hope that gives you at least a glance of some numbers to chew on.
Good Luck,
Steve Stephenson
Broughton HS '63, Raleigh, NC

Monday, June 8, 2015 at 6:14 PM - Response #2

I just returned from our 50th reunion. We had 274 classmates in 1965, have lost 36, and can't find another 30 or so. Of the remainder 160 have joined the website and 108 registered for reunion events. I expected a bump in registrations for the 50th, but this is about the same attendance we had at the 40th and 45th.

Edited 06/08/15 6:16 PM
Monday, June 8, 2015 at 7:42 PM - Response #3

Thanks, Steve. That's the kind of info I'm looking for. You have had a good attendance do I'm Surprised it didn't bo up more. Maybe those that care already come.


Monday, June 8, 2015 at 7:47 PM - Response #4

Your class is almost identical in size to ours. We had 264. 23 deceased. A few missing. We have close to 200 emails although I have 40 who can't seem to figure out or bother to join the site. I'm about to send them a private email and beg them to get on board. ??. We have had 105 at 40th and 98 at 45th. Quite a few who promise they will be at 50th. But we will see. The same 100 faithfully come each time.

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