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That 70s Reunion

January 4, 2009 by Laura Bass (Register to contact)

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Hello Homewood classmates!

Are you ready to get down and boogie? Here's the skinny. May 16, 2009 will be one of the most memorable nights of your life. Come join us celebrate growing up in the 70s! Classmates from all years between 1973 and 1979 are invited to the Marriott at Grandview on Highway 280 to enjoy reminiscing with new old friends. Show how you still have those quick foosball reflexes and / or disco moves if you dare!

Check out the website: http://www.*****/****

Sign the guestbook, RSVP and hit that message board. This party is all about YOU! Buy your ticket early to guarantee your spot.

Stay tuned for more details!

David Kelley Laura Bass Mike Wald
Class of '77 Class of '77 Class of '76

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