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Re: Wed Chat 01-23-02 - Family Reunions
In Response To: Wed Chat 01-23-02 - Family Reunions ()
I and my family hold a reunion every year. Here is what we do and the young people all come along and enjoy themselves.
We hire a very large hall which has a large area in front and at the rear where people can mingle, included in the price is all kitchen facilities so all that has to be brought is the food.
We always set the food up as a buffet so there is no expense other then the cost of the hall hire. All drinks (soft and strong) are B.Y.O. except I supply tea, coffee, ecco, milo, milk and sugar.
The hall is situated on the waterfront of a sheltered passage. There is also a tidal creek running down the side. At the back there are tennis courts, basket ball court and a place to play cricket(this is Australia), could be used for baseball. Sometimes the teenagers bring fishing gear and have some fun on the passage. My son has canoes which he brings so the younger ones can go on the tidal creek, it is only about 1 metre deep when the tide is in. We also supply tennis rackets and balls for those who like tennis. Needlessly to say, the reunions are held during the day, we always make it a public holiday.
Some years, we invite everyone who can do an item, whether musical, comedy or otherwise to take part in a musical afternoon after lunch. We especially encourage the young folk to take part. It gives them all a chance to perform in front of others that they may not have otherwise.
After last years reunion, I suggested only holding the reunion every 2 or 3 years and it was unanimously decided to have it every year. So we must be doing something right.
Hope these ideas are of some use.
Joyce from Australia
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