After learning about the success of Greenport School’s All-Class Reunions, a group of dedicated Mattituck High School graduates is working to put together an all-class reunion for Mattituck grads this month.
The festivities will kick off Friday, July 21 with a pig roast at The Crazy Fork from 6 to 10 p.m., and will continue on Saturday, July 22 with a family barbecue at Veteran’s Beach on Peconic Bay Boulevard from noon to 6 p.m.
The events, which include a DJ and raffles of items from local stores in Mattituck, are designed to raise money for scholarships for graduating Mattituck High School seniors, said organizer Denise Goehringer.
Ms. Goehringer got involved in the effort after just seven people showed up for her 25th high school reunion last year.
“I’ve lived here all my life and my family’s been here for four generations. We lost some of the unity we had,” she said. “We’d like to see the whole community unite to raise money for scholarships. A lot of people have parents, aunts and uncles, cousins who all graduated from Mattituck.
The organizers hope to make the reunion a biennial event, on alternating years from Greenport’s All-Class Reunion.
They’ve formed a group called Mattituck High School Alumni, which is collecting donations for scholarships at P.O. Box 209, Mattituck, NY 11952.
Tickets to the pig roast are $10. Admission to the barbecue is free, but organizers are asking attendees to check in at www.mattituckcutchogueallclassreunion.myevent.com so they know how much food to buy. They’re asking attendees to bring side dishes and drinks to share.
Ms. Goehringer said about 80 people had expressed interest in coming as of late June.
“In Greenport, it went from 200 people the first year to 400 the second and the third year they had 650 people,” she said. “The hardest year to get the word out is the first year.