More than 1,000 alumni from Huntington Beach High School are expected to descend on Lake Park on Sunday, laden with food, family and memories.
It's the fifth annual family picnic sponsored by the high school's Alumni Assn. and organizers are still surprised at what a popular reunion it has become.
"There were about five of us and we started out as a social thing, just a bunch of us who were local getting together," said organizer Sharon Drubin. "We had a lunch at Maxwell's and 30 people showed up. We were shocked. We decided to get more organized."
Since then, alumni from as far away as the East Coast and Canada have come to reminisce with old friends. Last year's gathering even included members from the Class of 1925.