GANNETT NEWS SERVICE SPECIAL REPORT

Learn how to plan a successful reunion — family, class and the increasingly popular gatherings of gal-pals — with tips on pulling together family, the pros and cons of visiting high school chums, and how reconnecting with friends can recharge your batteries.

Reunions: A Guide to Get-togethers

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FAMILY REUNIONS

As family trees grow, reunion planning can become a production

Planning a family reunion can be as simple as an afternoon picnic with parents, siblings and their families or as complex as a weekend for the 44,000 descendants of Mormon pioneer Benjamin Franklin Johnson.

How to pick the best date

Reuniting can be all about location

A dozen ideas that could grow into family traditions

Checklist for reunions big and small

CLASS REUNIONS

Best reason to go is to reconnect, not impress

Anxious about attending a 10-, 20- or 30-year high school reunion? Don't worry. It gets easier.

Play detective to find missing classmates

Overwhelmed? Time to talk to a professional

GIRLFRIEND REUNIONS

Girlfriends take a time-out and get away

Girls long past the teenage years want to get away, talk among themselves and have fun without husbands and children. What has been a long-standing, low-key tradition has caught the eye of businesses that see dollar signs.

ON THE WEB

Web has help for all types of reunions

The Internet has resources for reunion planning, scouting out friends and family, and keeping in touch.

 

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