Lake Highlands High School. (Photo by Emily Charrier)

Lake Highlands High School’s Class of 1970 will now celebrate their reunion in 2021. Photo by Emily Charrier

Lake Highlands High School’s Class of 1970 has a new date for its 50th reunion, but it will be the class’ 51st reunion by the event date.

After the coronavirus pandemic caused the event to be postponed twice, the LHHS Class of 1970 Anniversary Gala will now take place at Westin Park Central at 12720 Merit Drive on April 24, 2021, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Reunion committee member Robert Grinsfelder said the goal has been to have a restriction-free event.

“We have people who want to dance and get on the dance floor, and that’s probably not in the guidelines,” Grinsfelder said.

He said the committee is working to ensure the class— especially vulnerable classmates— feels comfortable attending the event in person.

“We are all in agreement for taking all the precautions we need to protect
our age group,” Grinsfelder said.

The anniversary gala will include hosted drinks, food stations, a DJ highlighting songs from the ’60s and ’70s, special videos and memorabilia and a free sketch artist and photo area.

The committee asks for attendees to purchase tickets in advance. Tickets will be $85 until March 15 and will then be $95 until April 24. Members from other LHHS classes may attend the event as well.

For more information on the reunion, visit