MONTCLAIR – The Reunion in the Park, the flagship event of the Montclair High School All Class Reunion (ACR) will be held on Saturday, July 21, in Montclair’s Nishuane Park. Rain date is Sunday, July 22. It will be the third such event held by the organization that expands the class reunion concept to include every graduating class in the history of the township’s only public high school.
The reunion, which began in 2009, is one of several events that the ACR sponsors throughout the year. In February, the ACR hosted a comedy show at Tierney’s Tavern in Montclair. The standing room only soiree was a first for the group, in which audience members spanned MHS graduated classes from 1941 to the 2000s.
A portion of the proceeds from the comedy show went towards the 2nd annual MHS ACR $1,000 Scholarship, which will be awarded annually to a current Montclair High School senior. This year’s recipient, senior class president Gabrielle Louise Peterson, received the award on June 7.
The weekend’s festivities begin with a Meet-and-Greet at Egan’s & Sons (Halcyon Lounge), 118 Walnut Street, Montclair, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Friday, July 20. The main event, the FREE All Class Reunion on Saturday, July 21, will feature local musicologist, DJ Buzz, and include class pictures, door prizes, an alumni basketball game, access to the swimming pool (discounted at $5 per person), tennis courts, softball field and much more. The ACR activities will conclude on Sunday, July 21, with a farewell brunch at The Office Bar & Grill, 629 Bloomfield Avenue. ACR attendees will receive a 20% brunch discount.
Thousands of MHS graduates, friends and family attended the first reunion in 2009, with an increased attendance in 2010. ACR organizers, nine MHS alumni, expect to far exceed previous attendance numbers based on the early responses and enthusiasm generated across the country. Although there is no BBQing permitted in Nishuane Park, there will be vendors with a diverse culinary fare available for purchase. Attendees are encouraged to bring a chair for their comfort and to observe all posted parking ordinances. There will also be a photographer who will offer immediately available pictures of the weekend’s events for sale.
For more information, or to purchase a limited edition MHS All Class Reunion 2012 T-shirt, please contact: Toi Blount at 1-201-776-4068 or Robin Curry at 1-973-818-2902 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Post Office Box 308, Montclair, NJ 07042
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