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Baby boomers: Relive your youth at this all-Ada high school reunion

Boise High School graduate Denis Smith, who now lives in Reno, Nev., has come up with a new spin on the idea of a class reunion. Instead of limiting a reunion to “50 or a hundred high school diehards,” Smith is hosting a reunion event for “virtually every member of the Baby Boom generation who grew up in Ada County.”

The All Ada County High School Reunion is open to anyone who graduated from any high school in the Treasure Valley during the 1960s. It will be held Sept. 9 at the Mardi Gras Ballroom, 615 S. 9th St. in Boise. Music will be classic rock and roll by the Mystics and blues by the Blues Directors. Doors will open at 6 p.m. The Blues Directors will play from 7 to 8 p.m. and the Mystics from 8 to 10 p.m. Advance tickets, $15, are on sale now at

The event is in memory of Smith’s friend and classmate Doug Haight and late Statesman sports writer Jim Poore. It will benefit the Idaho Foodbank.

Smith anticipates that graduates of Boise, Kuna, Borah, Capital and Meridian high schools, St. Teresa’s Academy and Bishop Kelly High School will attend.