By Scott Ryan
The big day is just over two months away, and things are starting to take shape. Not as quickly as I’d hoped, but as long as everything comes together I’m fine with that.
We’re in receipt of our first donation, and a second is in the mail from the other side of the country. It’d be nice for some of our classmates, especially those who are in business for themselves, to let others know how well they’ve done. In some cases, I’m not surprised at those who’ve taken the entrepreneurial route–some people just have ‘it’–and we’re proud to help showcase their talents.
For those who are sponsoring or at least making donations of goods or services, you can bet I’ll be paying them a visit in person when I get to town to thank them for their generosity.
I think the Congressional budget problems might wind up affecting attendance, as many classmates have jobs that are tied to the federal government. But I’m not letting that get in the way of our plans. A check’s been sent to the DJ, people are buying some decorations, and we’re getting to the point where people need to decide one way or the other.
We’ll have to cut off ticket sales sometime in May–and maybe some people won’t be happy about it, but you have to draw the line somewhere. The big mystery is the 100 or so people who haven’t even told us if they’re going to be there–I can’t tell if they’re just not interested or maybe they never got the message to begin with.
I’m already thinking of ways to continue our efforts beyond June–periodic fundraisers, etc. Maybe we’ll see how June turns out before I get too far ahead of myself.
*About this blog: Scott is a 1988 graduate of Princess Anne High School in Virginia Beach, Va. and is blogging about his experience ahead of his 25th high school reunion in 2013. You can contact Scott at 248-945-9950 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “The Reunion Project” in the subject line.