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Big GHS reunion for all classes planned in November

An idea for a Greenville High School reunion that started on the social networking website Facebook has grown to encompass all classes and all ages. The big reunion is planned for Thanksgiving weekend, Friday Nov. 27 to Sunday, Nov. 29.

And don’t fret Iron Bowl fans (the Tigers and Tide play on Friday that weekend at 1:30 p.m.): the festivities start after the game.

“The game does not conflict with any reunion festivities,” said Audrey Leigh Redick Cefaly, one of the event’s organizers and member of the GHS Class of 1986.

Cefaly describes the weekend as an “all-inclusive” one, held especially for alumni and teachers of Greenville High School. Organizers have a big weekend planned with a number of events scheduled, including:

Midnight at the Movies on Friday, Nov. 27: The Edge Theatre has offered to screen a movie for reunion attendees at midnight. Movies can be voted on at the reunion’s official website, www.greenvillehighschoolreunion.com. RSVP is required. Free event.

GHS Tour, New Campus on Tiger Dr. on Saturday, Nov. 28 from 11 a.m. to noon. RSVP required. Free event.

GHS Tour, Old Campus on School Highlands Rd. on Saturday, Nov. 28 noon to 1 p.m. RSVP required. Free event.

Sherling Lake BBQ from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are $8 per person if paid in advance and $9 at the gate. Children under 12 eat free. Home cooked barbecue will be available, but attendees can bring a side dish or dessert as well (optional).

Ritz Theatre Gala at 7:30 p.m. Live music and plays featuring GHS alumni. Tickets are $15 per person ($16 at the door) and the event is recommended for children 12 and older. Among the performers:

Country music singer/songwriter and one of Greenville’s most popular performers Kevin Sport (Class of ’89); Cefaly and Carolyn Messina (Class of 86) will stage a performance of Cefaly’s original one-act play Fin and Euba, which was published in the Best American Short Plays of 2004 and has received critical acclaim; and trumpet player Anthony “Wojamm” Womack (Class of 1972), who has performed with Aretha Franklin, Cab Calloway, and CeCe Winans.

Those who plan on attending can RSVP for events and pay for tickets at www.greenvillehighschoolreunion.com. Payments, in either check or money order form, can also be mailed to: Audrey Cefaly, 12414 Sandal Lane, Bowie, MD 20715. Mailed payments must be postmarked by Oct. 31.

Visit the official reunion site