FORT LEE, NJ -- Fort Lee High School's class of 1990 will unite for its 25th anniversary reunion tonight, Sept. 26, at the Sear House in Closter. "This morning, I was on the phone with people, and they were asking if they can still come and pay at the door," said Charlie Hong, who organized the event with help from Evan Karvhevsky. "I always tell my friends not to miss it. There will be moments there that will never happen again."
The pair will auction two copies of fellow classmate David Grazian's signed book as well as "You know you're from Fort Lee when..." t-shirts, hoping to raise $300 for one of this year's Fort Lee graduates.
Hong and Karvhevsky took advantage of social media, enlisting friends to contact as many of the class' 153 members as they could find.
Forty of them were international students at the time.
It took six months, but Hong and Karvhevsky found the right venue. Members of the classes of 1991 through 1993 have asked for advice on running their own reunions.
"I was always the one that set things up - the class ski trip, a party, prom weekend, class reunions," said Hong, who organized the 10th and 15th reunions. "I think that was my calling, to be a party planner, but my life didn't go in that direction."
He now operates his father's wholesale seafood business.
"I can reminisce about going on a ski trip with 60 of my classmates," Hong said. "Now, some of our kids are going to high school and college, and we can say 'Remember when we did that?' " Hong said.
Many in his class have daughters at what he estimated is a nine-to-one ratio to sons.
Hong has four.
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