School reunions bring past, present together | YourPennHills.com On the other hand, use of modern technology is saving the Penn Hills Class of 1977, according to organizer Gina (Costa) Calabro.Plans for the party are moving along well. Gina has been wonderful.
Putting together a reunion for the large class of 1,250 has gotten easier in the Internet age. She has built a database over the years from people registered on class mates.com and by Googleling specific names. More than 400 people were found from such sites and are now kept informed using e-mail.
From her home in Connecticut, she's able to plan the Nov. 23 PH reunion with fellow classmates located throughout the country.
On their Penn Hills reunion message board, she posts upcoming planning events that are held as a conference on talkshoe.com. Everyone is encouraged to log on. The conference is so inclusive that one of the committee members was recently able to keep involved while traveling in New Zealand.
Another on the committee suggested the use of a people finder site. It is working. Hundreds of names and contact info is now being discovered and put into the database.