Update! We had approximately 250 people at
the reunion Saturday night!
It was a great success,
according to all the feedback we've received so far. Both in
person, and by e-mail last night and today. A few of the
reunion committee members have told me they also have
received a lot of positive feedback. We had quite a few
former teachers attend the reunion events. Thanks to
everyone who made contact with those teachers and invited
them to attend.
I would like to invite anyone
who has pictures they would share with us all to please send
them to me at
BHSLarry@bhsbees.com and I will share them on this page
with everyone. I have a few pictures myself that I will put
online sometime soon. I know that several of you told me
you'd share your pictures with me, too.
It was great to see so many familiar faces, and to see
everyone getting along so well, having a good time. It made
all of our planning and work worthwhile to see that. We had
some surprises, with several people who had said they would
not be able to attend, who did make it after all. A special
thanks to Ned Haley & Mike Hill for getting the word out to
their classmates. I hate to mention names, because
there are so many who did so much. It was truly a team
effort. As David mentioned at the reunion, Ann Garbee
Kostal did a LOT of work, not just the food. Others who
worked very hard all year on this were Shirley Green Wright,
Gary Bailey, Susan Robertson McDaniel, Wayne McDaniel, Gail
Newman Neal, Linda Kitchen Hughes, Sara Jane Maddox Ewers,
Wanda Roberts Wright, David McCoy, Larry Snell, Kathy Myers
Carson, Sue Johnson Hall, Nancy Gunter Robertson, Dianne
Carroll Mendel, Susan Rowland Lewis - and many others. Quite
a few others helped decorate Friday and Saturday. If you
know another name that should be on this list, please let me
know - I will add it - they all deserve a lot of credit for
their hard work and dedication. My part of this was not that
difficult for me. Doing web pages and managing e-mail lists
and messages is much easier - almost fun - compared to the
programming I do at work. And seeing how much fun everyone
had this weekend made it all worthwhile.
Without all this support,
we could not have had such a successful reunion. And because
it was so successful, many are already saying we need to do
this again in 5 years. Or in 10 years (I think 10 years is
too long to wait, myself).
In order to let everyone
share a little more about their experience at the reunion,
and also to collect suggestions for next time, I am clearing
the Reunion Guestbook and changing the format, so we can
collect and share these ideas with each other.
If you change your address,
or your e-mail address, please let someone know, so next
time we do this, we will be able to find you! There
were a lot of people we did not find. The information we had
was too old.
Thanks to EVERYONE for your support with the the reunion!
Thanks to those who drive or flew back to Lynchburg to see
your old friends. Some of you told me you planned on this
for months, or changed your vacation plans in order to be
there. Larry Creasy worked back to back 16 hour days in
Florida and flew in at 2 PM Saturday I heard. Some people
had never been to a reunion - ever! We were very
privileged to have those people there.
One spouse who was not from
Brookville, but married a Brookville Bee, told me that she
had so much fun that it made her wish she had gone to
Brookville herself. It just confirms what we've all known
all along, and what TODAY'S BEES ARE STILL SAYING, BHS
is a great school!
Once a Bee, always a
Go Bees !