Dear Alumnus,


By now, you have hopefully made plans to attend the Brookville High School Class of 1986 20-year reunion.  This event will take place the weekend of August 11-12, 2006.  Committee members, noted below, have been working hard to plan a reunion that meets or even exceeds your expectations.  Before planning began, a survey was sent to all graduates with known E-mail accounts.  In addition, the survey was posted to the website.  This survey represented an attempt by the committee to solicit the ideas and expectations of our classmates.  Once received, compiled, and discussed, the committee made preparations accordingly.  This weekend of events represents a composite of the suggestions we received.  A special thanks is extended to all alumni who participated in this survey. 


If you would like to attend the reunion, please complete the accompanying registration materials and mail them along with your payment to the address provided at the bottom of the registration form.  Feel free to bring along your spouse or a guest to the Friday and Saturday evening events.  If you have children, they are encouraged to join us for Saturday’s family festivities at the park.  Because the extras we would like to include are dependent on the number of attendees and the Kirkley Hotel & Conference Center requires a headcount, we hope that you will respect our registration deadline of July 1, 2006.  The festivities included on Saturday and the extras we would like to provide are reliant upon the turnout, so please register early. 


If you are unable to join us for the day and evening events on Saturday, we hope to have you join us at the Friday evening event.  Note that attendance this night is free since it is a “pay your own way” event where we plan to informally convene the Class of 1986.  Please let us know if you plan to do so by completing the registration form so that we know to expect you.  If you cannot attend at all, or can only attend Friday’s event, completion of “The Latest Buzzz” form is encouraged so that we can include your information on materials that we plan to produce for reunion attendees.  We also plan to feature a slide show on Saturday with photos taken during high school.  Be sure to review the enclosed details and submit some of your personal photos of our years together in high school—even if you cannot attend the reunion.


Along with these registration materials, you will find a list of alumni that we have been unable to locate.  Of the 256 invited classmates, we have been unable to locate 87. Please help the committee and support this reunion by notifying me of information you may have on these missing graduates.  You may E-mail this information to me at or you may include it along with your completed and returned registration materials.  The committee’s goal is to extend this invitation to all alumni!


To save mailing costs and for efficiency, registration packets and updates will only be mailed to the home addresses of attendees without known E-mail addresses.  Otherwise, you will receive updates via E-mail and are also encouraged to check the BHS website regularly.  To do so, visit  From this website, click Reunion Info and then Class of 1986.  There, you will find reunion information and any updates we may have for you.  If you have received this packet through postal mail and have an E-mail address, please help us to reduce possible expenditures in the future by making us aware of your E-mail address. 


I sincerely hope that you can attend the reunion and look forward to seeing you there.  Please, if you have any questions at all, feel free to contact me or another committee member. 


Best Regards,


Kellie Crawford Sorey

Class of 1986, 20th Year Reunion Chair



Reunion Committee

Angie Dickerson Drinkard                                         Lisa Pugh                       

Debye Almond Gotsch                                  Lynn Whitten Brunson  

Jennifer Viar Reynolds                                                      Susan Gordon Saxon       

Jeri Armes Wood                                                     Traci Vassar Toney        

Julianne Ives Cunningham                                            Randy Cunningham                  (434) 665-4456

Lisa Dishman                                 


Brookville High School Class of 1986

Reunion Events

Celebrating 20 Years


Reunion Events are planned for the weekend of August 11-12, 2006.  Refer to the information below for details.  Note that a block of hotel rooms has been reserved for alumni at the Kirkley Hotel & Conference Center at the reduced rate of $89.00 per night (excluding tax/surcharges). Alumni must state that they are with the “BHS Reunion, Class of 1986” when making the reservations in order to receive the reduced rate. Contact information for the Kirkley is provided below.


Kirkley Hotel & Conference Center (formerly Radisson and Hilton) - located across from River Ridge Mall

2900 Candler’s Mountain Road

Lynchburg, VA 24502

Phone: 434-237-6333

Reservations: 866-510-6333

Please mention “BHS Reunion, Class of 1986” when making reservations in order to receive the reduced rate.

Reservations must be made by July 29 to receive the discounted rate.


Friday, August 11, 2006


7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Informal Gathering at Big Lick Tropical Grill, 4001 Murray Place


Musical entertainment will be provided by Lew Taylor on the outside patio, and we have also reserved a room indoors.  Food and beverages will be available for your purchase.  Please dress casually.


Saturday, August 12, 2006


11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Family Potluck Picnic at Peaks View Park

(Smaller picnic area, located next to playground area)

170 Ivy Creek Drive

Lynchburg, VA 24502


Each attendee (or family) should bring a blanket and/or lawn chairs.  Beverages, plastic utensils, and plates will be provided.  Please bring a dish to share with your fellow alumni according to the first letter of your last name as follows:


            A-J       Main Dish (e.g., chicken, barbeque, casserole, ham biscuits, finger sandwiches)

            K-R      Side Dish (e.g., vegetable dish, baked beans, macaroni salad, potato salad)

            S-Z       Dessert


Depending on the budget, we hope to provide some fun activities for the children.  You are encouraged to bring along any sports equipment that you may have.  The playground will be convenient for the enjoyment of your children.


7:00 p.m. to Midnight

Semi-formal Dinner and Dance at Kirkley Hotel & Conference Center, Sweetbriar Ballroom


Cost: $50 – Individual, $100 – Couple

Registration and payment must be received by July 1, 2006 to attend. 


Ticket price includes: heavy hors d’oeuvres, DJ David Cannaday, photography, ballroom rental, set-up, clean up, and a limited supply of beer and non-alcoholic beverages.  After the covered beverages are depleted, or for those who desire beverages other than what is provided, a cash bar will be available throughout the evening. Only cash will be accepted at the bar. Credit and debit cards will not be honored. 


The menu includes the following items:  assorted miniature quiche, sea scallops wrapped in bacon, miniature ham biscuits, barbequed meatballs, franks in puff pastry, smoked salmon on miniature bagels, fried mozzarella sticks, fresh vegetables with dips, various cheeses and crackers, variety of finger sandwiches, and an assortment of miniature desserts. 


For your enjoyment, a slide show will be prepared for viewing on Saturday evening.  To include some of your own high school photos, please scan and E-mail a few photos of yourself and fellow classmates to be included in the slide show presentation (1982-1986 photos only, please).  For inclusion, please E-mail your scanned photos to Lisa Dishman at:  If you do not have access to a scanner, please mail your photo(s) to Lisa at:  2113 Boardman Lane, Richmond, VA 23238.  Note that if you mail original photos that need to be returned, we will make every effort to return them to you at check-in at the Kirkley; however, no guarantees can be made.  Please be sure to let us know if you are submitting originals.  In sum, we highly encourage you to send them to Lisa via E-mail or to mail her clear copies that need not be returned.


Photography will be provided by Mike Wheeler.  A DVD or CD of photos taken at the event will be available for purchase on Saturday night for $12, including shipping and handling.  Note that Mr. Wheeler will only accept cash or checks.  The photographer will be taking orders on Saturday night and will mail the DVD or CD to you following the event.  He will also be taking individual and group photos at the event, which can also be ordered and paid for at the event. 




                Brookville High School Class of 1986

        Reunion Registration Form


Please indicate which events you plan to attend and the number of persons attending.  Return this registration form along with your payment to the address provided below by July 1, 2006.



Attending                              Reunion Event


_________                           Friday night event at Big Licks Tropical Grill (No charge for this event.  Pay for your own food/beverages and feel free to bring a guest.)



_________                           Saturday at Peak’s View Park (No charge for this event.  You may bring your spouse/significant other and children)



_________                           Saturday evening semi-formal dinner & dance at the Kirkley Hotel & Conference Center

                                                Cost:       $50-Individual, $100-Couple



Please enter your name, as well as that of your guest’s (if applicable), as you wish for it to appear on the nametag:


Your Name:       _____________________________


Name of Guest:  _____________________________ (Note:  If you are not yet certain of who your guest will be, just leave blank.  You can complete a nametag for your guest on Saturday evening when you arrive.)




Mail this completed form along with payment to:


Lisa Pugh

213 Connecticut Avenue

Lynchburg, VA 24502


Please make your check/money order out to: 

“Brookville HS Class of 1986 Reunion, c/o Lisa Pugh”


Registration form and payment must be received by July 1, 2006.


Thank you in advance for informing us of any information you may have on classmates who have not been located!


Please don’t forget to submit your photo(s) for the slide show and to complete “The Latest Buzzz” form.


If you desire, bring cash for the cash bar, and a check or cash for the optional photography services.


If attending the picnic on Saturday, bring a blanket and/or lawn chair along with a dish prepared for sharing.

   Brookville High School, Class of 1986

Missing Classmates




Gary Adams               

Laurie Baker

Lynn Ballard

John Benson              

Doug Bolling

Dana Branscome       

Donald Brown            

George Brown

Jill Brown

Heidi Brushaber

Delores Burton

Kimberly Butcher

Candance Canada

Mary Carroll

Leigh Cheatham

Cathy Coleman

Todd Cox

Robert Dail

Richard Dimercurio

Anne Dorman

Clint Dudley

Amy Dyba

Scott Eubank

Marc Fasnacht

Dean Ferrell

Pamela Flicker

Terry Francis

Stephen Gable

Pamela Gentry

Anne George

Mike Gilbert

Michael Goodman

Bryan Grant

Adrienne Greene

Danny Grindstaff

Cynthia Guengerich

Carlton Hamilton

Michon Harmon

Sharon Harden

Jim Holkko

Ashley Johnson

Randall Johnson

Vicki Kennedy

John Kerns

Tracy King

Amy Kleger

Marsha Leighton

Jerry Lester

Steven Massie

Melinda Merritt

Jeff Michael

James Miller

Freddie Millner

Robert Minnix

Lance Newkirk

Olga Ortiz

Harold Parker

Kathy Phillips

Neal Price

Beth Rogers

Elisabeth Rogers

Betsy Saelens

Vennis Sermon

Heidi Shaulis

Gala Shelburne

Angela Smith

Mark Smith

Robert Smith

Stephanie Smith

Danny St.Clair

Jennifer St.Clair

Susan Stewart

Andre Taylor

Gary Taylor

James Thomas

Lori VanNess

Holly Wagner

Jill Wagner

Mike Watson

Tammy Watts

Bryan West

Jonathan Whitt

Orrie Wilgus

Faith Wisser

Ernest Wright

Duane Yuille

Jay Zehmer




The Latest BUZZZ

Where Are You Now?

 What have you been up to since you left the hive?




Regardless of whether you plan to attend the reunion, we are interested in hearing from you!  This information will be used to develop handouts for the reading pleasure of your classmates on Saturday night.  We’d prefer that you email the below information to Debye Almond Gotsch at, but you may instead mail this completed form to Lisa Pugh along with your registration form.




1) Name (Please include maiden/former name, if applicable):___________________________________


2) If you no longer live in the area, please tell us where you live and how far, in mileage, you are from Lynchburg.



3) Please tell us a bit about yourself.  Feel free to describe your family, your employment, your education, and/or your hobbies and interests.