Monday, September 13, 2010
Wow guys. The die has been cast. The ball is rolling. The moon is in the seventh house. Basically what I'm sayin' is that a decision was finally reached! We have a place for the 20 year reunion! As some of you may have heard, this was not an easy thing to do. Keep the prices low and hold the event in a rented tent on the outskirts of Highlands, and you risk people turning their noses up at the idea of a $3 weenie roast while you sweat in the July heat to the tunes of Duane Stevenson's boom box. Set the price too high and...well, the seven people who can afford to attend walk away with not just memories of the other six people, but how does one drive home with their own ice sculpture?!?
Based on input from those who participated in the survey the reunion committe sent around, we were able to find a place that will hopefully be classier than the Baytown Roller Rink (The one with the wooden floor - you know the one I'm talking about) and the Waldorf Astoria (Not sure I spelled that right - never been there...never will). This year's event will take place at the Crowne Plaza in beautiful H-town on June 25th.
We're still working on a price, and I'd hate to throw out a wrong number that would cause either laughter or a desire to jump from the Fred Hartman Bridge. I'd bet it will be around $60 a person though.
"What's in it for me?" you might ask. That price includes dinner, dessert, the location, security, a bartender, decorations, a DJ, mailings, and a few other things I can't seem to think of right now. I'm hoping that "memories of a once-in-a-lifetime event" factor in there somewhere too.
It all adds up quickly, but believe me we've tried to keep costs low. How do we plan to give you a good time and not charge you $100 each?
*Cheap fun and games - We'll be asking everyone to make a photocopy of their butt at work and then we'll play "Guess That Classmate".
*Limited chairs - This won't be a problem, as several of our single guys have offered to let the cute single ladies sit in their laps - hot, open-minded, married ones will be permitted as well.
*Provide our own maintenance people - Matt Albus and Larry Hurta have agreed to keep both the mens' and womens' bathrooms shiny and clean throughout the night. (Tips are appreciated though!)
*Chicken Fry II - This time there will be no one that can tell us we can't write "Official Breast Tester" on our aprons, damnit!
Just kidding. Stay tuned for further developments as well as some upcoming "Classmate Updates". See you at the reunion! Mike Gill (blogging for the Reunion Committee)