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Ilion High School Alumni - Recent & Upcoming Reunions
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Reunions listed on this page....
This page includes reunions held between 2011 and now and future reunions planned. It also contains information on those classes that communicate reunion plans via Facebook. (March 13, 2016)
1965 - IHS Class of 1965 Annual picnic
Save the Date Saturday July 16th, 2022!!
2002 - 20th Reunion Planning
Save the Date for 20th Reunion
1972 - 50th Reunion Planning Update
IHS Class of 72 50th Reunion. Save the Dates!!! Columbus Day weekend. Fri. Oct 7 will be an informal get together at 7 pm at Cacciatore's Restaurant, Barringer Rd. Ilion. Food and drinks on your own. Tour of the High School on Sat at 1:00 pm. Sat. Evening, Reunion will be Sat. Oct. 8th at the VFW, Acme Rd. in Frankfort. Drinks and socializing start at 5 pm, followed by dinner at 6. Entertainment by John Seymour. (July 6, 2022)
Contact Darlene Doolen at 518-669-2776 or Barbara Beckwith at 402-880-5757 to join in the planning!!! We will also have a presence in the Ilion Days DOO Dah parade in July.
We are missing contact information on the following classmates. Please send your contact info or if you have contact info on another missing classmate, to Darlene or Barbara. Thanks!!
Pam Ashley, Jean Barton, Jim Burling, Doug Campell, Mike Ciochiola, Robin Cleveland, James Davis, Kim Delude, Dwight Dodge, Rhea Eaton, Robbin Gage, Richard Gardinier, Edward Griffin, Kathy Heintz, David Hendrickson, Kevin Heneka, Jim Irving, Norman Johnson, Christopher Jones, Richard Jones., Nick Korba, Robert Loftis, Patrick Lonergan, John Long, Diane Lytwynec, Lawrence Manion, Janet Maramarco, Karen Matthews, Shirley McConnell, Steven McGrath,Kevin McKinney, Gary Melnick, James Miller, Mark Morris, Judith Mower, Dpouglas Nichols, Patricia Rowland, Linda Sternberg, Debbie Travis, Barbara Weeks, Kathy Wilbert, Carol Wildey, Ron Wilson and Steven Winslow. (May 12, 2022)
Class of 1962 - 60th Reunion News July 23rd, 2022 ....
Saturday 2 - 6 PM
1972 - 50th Reunion Planning
ATTENTION -IHS Class of 1972
IHS Class of 1991 and 1992 Joint Reunion (30th Year Reunion)....
Save the date July 22nd-24th 2022! Classes of 1991 and 1992 IHS friends, we are planning to have a combined class of 91' and 92' 30th reunion the weekend of July 22nd-24th 2022. (This is Ilion days weekend.) We are still working out the details, but wanted to let everyone know to get their hotels now and save the date. (This IS the same weekend as the baseball hall of fame induction, so hotels may be harder to find.) Once more details are known, we will post them on the following facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ihsclassof91and92reunion2022 (January 29, 2022)
July 22 - 24
IHS Class of 2000 20th Reunion (1 Year late)....
DON'T LET COVID KILL OUR FUN. Very casual get together to celebrate our 20th anniversary of graduating high school. In true GenerationX fashion, the Elks is having a band, so a $5 donation at the door is all that is required. If you want to eat, eat. If you want to drink, drink. Come remember what we were, who we wanted to be and what we wore. This is a night to remember we were the CLASS OF 2000, we started a new millennia! See www.facebook.com/events/577569916850467/?ref=newsfeed (November 19, 2021)
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2021 AT 7 PM
1981 - 40th Reunion Registration
The Ilion High School class of 1981 is holding its 40th reunion August 27 & 29, 2021.
1972 - 50th Reunion Planning
Next Class of '72 Reunion ZOOM Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 7 PM EST. Hope you can join and please feel free to extend the invitation to anyone else interested. Thank you (February 23, 2022)
Topic: Charles Venditte's Personal Meeting Room Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9660002998... Meeting ID: 966 000 2998 Passcode: chuck One tap mobile +19292056099,,9660002998#,,,,*410883# US (New York) +13017158592,,9660002998#,,,,*410883# US (Washington DC) Dial by your location +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) Meeting ID: 966 000 2998 Passcode: 410883 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kdbQV2C
The Ilion High School class of 1972 is reaching out to find all classmates interested in a 50th reunion in 2022. Anyone interested in helping with the planning or has ideas to share, please contact Darlene Doolen Bauer at
1965 - Post-Covid Reunion
The Facebook Event IHS Class of 65 hosting an end of summer get-together can be found on the Facebook page.
Okay, a few of our local classmates have been talking about getting together after this long past year of COVID!! Since most of us have gotten the vaccinations we are planning a get together the end of August. It will be Saturday August 28th at Maneen's Pavilion. Our treasury is healthy, so we will provide the food, but everyone should bring whatever they want to drink. John Seymour has agreed to come and provide us with our music. Would appreciate an RSVP to either this site, or you can message me on Facebook or give me a call at 315-894-2034, or shoot me an email at email@example.com, if you can make it. We will need a rough count so we can order the right amount of food. Hope to see some of you in August....Jean Keddell Maneen (June 17, 2021)
Class of 1971 - 50th reunion in 2021 .....
The Ilion HS Class of 1971 is having its 50 Class Reunion on Oct 9, 2021.
A Public facing Facebook Group was created for the Class of 1971 to share news. See Ilion High Class of 1971, administered by Mary Ann (Salvaggio) Hoffman. (May 19, 2021)
REUNION UPDATE! from Karen (Entwistle) Urtz
"Hi everyone, and thanks for getting back to us with your thoughts so we could make the best decision for all. It looks like Oct 9, 2021 works best, so we're proceeding with that as a firm date. Our choice of venues are limited if we want to stay local, which we think works best. But we did find a good one we hope you'll like!"
"It's the M.V. Golf and Event Center and Tin Cup Tavern (formerly Mohawk Valley Country Club), 6069 NY-5, Little Falls. That's just outside of Herkimer towards Little Falls. Depending on how many we are, we may be inside or outside under the big tent. There will be heaters if needed. The view will be beautiful, everywhere you look with the fall foliage on full display...
"Now that we have a date and place we'll start working on costs that will include dinner of course and we think a live band with people you probably know! We're thinking of other "things to do" if people are interested that will be at your own expense (i.e. golf, Herkimer canal cruise, new walking path along the canal from Ilion to Little Falls and beyond, and possible school tour?
"So for now, hang tight, make travel reservations if necessary. More to come down the road, but we wanted to get this update out to you sooner than later. Please spread the word as there are many we haven't heard from who may not know about this. Hope you are all well....look forward to seeing you this year! (May 19, 2021)
Class of 2011 - 10th year reunion in 2021 .....
The Ilion HS Class of 2011 is having its 10 year Class Reunion on July 24th, 2021. A private facing Facebook Group was created for the Class of 2011 to share news. See Class of 2011. Admins are: Harry Ingerham, Brittany (Kinch) Marshall, Marcus Catalina, Brianna Rigo, and Stephanie Gage. (May 19, 2021)
Class of 1970 - 50th reunion.....
The Ilion HS Class of 1970 is having its 50+1 Class Reunion on July 24th, 2021. We are also still looking for contact info on the following: Patrice Cacciatore, Judy Crocker, David Jensen, James Montgomery, Patricia Ward If you can find out their info, please let us know as well.
A private facing Facebook Group was created for the Class of 1970 to share news. See Ilion High Class of 1970, administered by Kathy Burch Prior and Mary Fitzer Morse. (May 19, 2021)
Class of 1977 - 2022 Save the date for 45th reunion.....
Tina Johnson sent this save the date information for the 45th reunion. The dates are July 22, 23 and 24th in 2022. (Aug 1, 2020)
The reunion is being co-ordinated using a private Facebook page - Class of 1977 - Ilion High School - From Remember to Reunion. (April 1, 2021)
1969 Facebook Group for 50th Reunion....
1965 - Hosting Mini-Mega Class Reunion for Classes 1963 - 1974
IHS Reunion Celebration Classes of 1963 - 1974 Reunion
IHS Mini-Mega Reunion - hosted by the Class of 1965
Ilion Days Weekend
Place: Francesca's Banquet Hall 144 E. Main St., Ilion, NY
When: Saturday July 20, 2019
Time: 6 - 8 Hot and Cold Hors d'oeuvres and cash bar
8 - 11 Dancing with John Seymour
$25 Donation - Please RSVP with check by July 1, 2019 to Jean Maneen
1965 Jean Keddell Maneen, 174 W. State St., Ilion,(315)894-2034 email - firstname.lastname@example.org (Feb 2, 2019)
50th Year Class Reunion for Class of 1968
A closed Facebook group named Ilion High School Class of '68 50th Reunion has been created to share information about the 50th Class Reunion. Glenn Smith is the Admin of that Facebook group.
"I trust it comes as no surprise that the IHS Class of '68 is busy planning its 50th Reunion for the weekend of July 21, 2018. One of the biggest challenges has been contacting all of our class members. If anyone out there could provide some contact information for the following members of the Class of '68, it would be very much appreciated." - Glenn Smith - February 11, 2018
Pam Charles Arrayo
1965 - Class 70th Birthday Bash Reunion
Class Pages/Reunions published via facebook.....
Below is a compilation of classes actively using facebook for communicating with classmates. Links will open in new browser windows. You may not find all your classmates when you are organizing reunions because not all classmates have facebook login ids. Please do not soley rely on facebook to publish reunion invitations because you may miss contacting ALL class members.
*** SUGGESTION *** - If your class is going to use facebook to coordinate and publish reunion information, consider creating a Class Reunion PAGE (not group) and set the security restrictions so that it is visible to the public and has no age restrictions. Facebook Pages are visible to everyone on the internet by default. This approach will allow you to reach all your classmates, not just those that are registered facebook users. Even public facing Facebook Groups are only accessible to any alumnus who does have a Facebook Account.
You should respect your audience by including the real names of the Administrators in the About Section of any Group and/or Page that you create and administer. (updated February 11, 2017)
"Authenticity is at the core of Facebook. Just as profiles should represent real people and real names, so too should Pages for entities. Only the official representatives of a public figure, business or organization should create a Facebook Page." - Facebook Policies
Facebook's own definitions
Page vs. Group
Facebook Page - Only the official representative of an organization, business, celebrity, or band may create a facebook page. The Page creator can then add other representatives to help them manage the Page. Each Page admin will be able to update and edit their Pages from their own accounts.
Community pages are built around topics, causes or experiences. Many community pages display Wikipedia articles about the topics they represent, as well as related posts from other people on Facebook in real time.
Official Pages are maintained by authorized representatives of a business, brand, celebrity, or organization, and they can create and share content about the entities that they represent. Non-facebook users can see the page if its security is set to public with no age restrictions.
Groups allow you to communicate directly with other people on Facebook about a specific subject. Anyone can create and admin a group. Requires that a visitor be logged in to facebook to see the group.
Facebook Security Settings
Open: Anyone on Facebook can see the group and join. That means the group will appear in search results and all content that members post (ex: photos, videos and files) is visible to anyone viewing the group.
Closed: Anyone on Facebook can see the group name and members, but only group members can see posts in the group. Unless you're added to the group by another member, you'll need to ask to join. You'll become a member when your request is approved.
Secret: These groups cannot be found in searches, and non-members can't see anything about the group, including its name and member list. The name of the group will not display on the profiles (timelines) of members. To join a secret group, you need to be added by a member of the group.
Class of 2007 - 10th Year Reunion News....
Segan Morse sent information about the 10th year reunion for the Class of 2007.It will be held on September 23rd 2017 at Knights of Columbus in Ilion from 6 pm - 10 pm. Here is a link to the tickets ($22.50) and more information: IHS Class Of 2007 10 Year Reunion (August 19, 2017)
Class of 1997 - 20th Year Reunion News....
Kelly Richards Rowland is the Facebook Admin for a closed Facebook group named IHS Class Of 1997 20 Year Reunion about the Class Reunion.
Kelly wrote: "IHS Class of 1997 Reunion Update! We WILL be having our 20 year reunion. It looks as though we should have around 60 people. Thank you all for filling out the interest form so we knew if we should go ahead with plans."
Class of 1962 55th Reunion News July 21 and 22nd 2017....
Saturday 1:00 Doty's for golfers $20.covers cart and golf.
Jim Colburn bikes across America to make Ilion High School Class of 1967 50th reunion
Class of 1977 - 40th Year Reunion Planned.....
Saturday, July 22 2017 at 5 PM
Chat, dine and dance after 40 years, while we still can! Don't miss this opportunity to gather with friends, eat a fantastic meal and hear a NY premier band, "Bendher" featuring our very own Scott Fletcher! Cost: $33.00 per person, due no later than July 8. Make check or money order payable to "Ilion Class of 1977" and mail to Beth Brant, 60 Columbia St., Mohawk, NY 13407
See full details and discussion on Public Facebook Group Ilion High School 40th Reunion,Class of 1977.
(June 19, 2017)
50 Year Class Reunion for 1967.....
Information about Class of 1967 reunion.
Event Dates July 21 and 22, 2017
On Friday, there is a plan for us to get together downstairs at the Elks Club at 7:30 or after the Doo-Dah parade for some refreshments and laughs.
On Saturday morning at 11 AM a tour of the merged Central Valley Academy can be arranged if there is an interest. We will be able to see the growth and renovations that have taken place in the last 50 years.
For Saturday Night, we have planned a "casual" dinner dance at the Waterfront Grille Terminal Building and Gazebo in Herkimer. This will feature a cocktail hour from 6 to 7 PM followed by a buffet dinner. There will be a cash bar. We will later be able to enjoy and reminisce to the music played by none other than the "Boss V".
Tickets for this event will be:
Checks can be made payable to: IHS Class of '67 and sent to:
We ask that reservations be made ahead of time and would like to have responses by July 1st. We may not be able to locate everyone. Please notify your friends from our class.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call Nancy Curley at (315) 868-2426 or Sandie Walby at (315) 894-3392 or email Bob Turley at email@example.com or check the Ilion Alumni website. (Feb 9, 2017)
1967 Facebook Public Page and Facebook Public Group Created to share 50th Reunion Plans....
10 Year Class Reunion for 2006.....
The reunion will be held on Saturday, July 30 at 7pm at The Elk's Club in downtown Ilion. Tickets are $30 per person and include two drink tickets and heavy appetizers. We will have fun contests and games, as well as a DJ playing all the hits you remember hearing in the IHS gym. We hope you will join us!
WHEN: Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT) < /br>
WHERE: Ilion - Elks Club - 8 West Street, Ilion, NY 13357 - View Map (May 25, 2016)
Class of 1976 - 40th Reunion........
1966 Facebook Public Page Created to share 50th Reunion Plans....
1973 Mini Class Reunion....
The class will be holding a 42nd year reunion the weekend of August 1, 2015. Check the class Facebook Group for contact information. You will need a Facebook account to joint the group.
Who: Ilion High School Class of 73
We need help providing these items:
Please bring with you (if you can)
Class of 1995 20th Year Reunion
Please join us Saturday, July 19, 2015 to celebrate the 20th Reunion for the Ilion High School Class of 1995.
Cost: $40 per person.
Class of 1965 - 50th Class Reunion Plans Update ....
We plan on starting things off by participating in the Ilion Doo Dah parade Friday starting at 6 pm.
Class of 1990 - Reunion 25 Years....
Class of 1975 - 40th Reunion Plans....
Thank you Gail Smith Krueger for providing some more details about the Class of 1975 reunion.
Class of 2004 - 10 Year Reunion ....
The Class of 2004 held a 10 year reunion, on Thanksgiving weekend, Saturday, November 29, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM at the Ilion Knights of Columbus on West Street. Ticket sales were through the eventbrite web site - Ilion High School Class of 2004 10 Year Reunion. News of the reunion was published via the Ilion High School Class of 2004 Facebook Group. (July 17, 2015)
Class of 2003, The 10 + 1 Year Reunion....
Class of 1974 - 40th Reunion....
Check this site's 1974 class page for the list of those registered to date. A running list is being maintained.
Crazy Golf Tournament
1:00pm - 1:30pm - Registration
RSVP with your check SOON. It's not too late. Make check payable to IHS Class of 1974.
Mail to:C/O Geri Hendrix, 161 Brook Street, Ilion NY 13357
Please respond by June 15th so we can give Pine Hills a number of attendees!
Specify one of these 2 choices:
Golf/Dinner Dinner Only Include one Guest name only (July 5, 2014)
A public facing Facebook Page was created for the Class of 1974 to share 40th Reunion ideas/news. see IHS Class of 1974 Facebook Page, administered by Janet Robinson Dodge, Geri Simonette Hendrix and Cathy Springer Bulinski. (Nov 8, 2013)
Class of 1994 - 20 Year Reunion ....
We will be holding our 20 year IHS Class Reunion on July 19, 2014 at Francescas Banquet Hall in Ilion. This will also be the same weekend as the Doo Dah parade. Tickets can be purchsed online at https://www.ticketriver.com/event/8698 - Please use PayPal when purchasing tickets.
Class of 1988 - 25th Class reunion Plans
Friday, Nov. 29th weekend of Thanksgiving 2013
Class of 1950 - 63rd Reunion Sept 2013....
Jane Nile '50 sent reunion plans
We are having a 63rd REUNION Dinner On September 28,2013 at The Waterfront Grille - Herkimer NY. CONTACTS are:
JoAnn Wilson Nunneker email,
WISH US LUCK AND A HAPPY REUNION !! JO ANN
Class of 1983 - 30th Class Reunion Weekend
Fri July 19th 2013 DooDah parade (we may have a 1983 float!) then casual gatherings between Elks' Club & Knights of Columbus.
Class of 1963 - 50th Class Reunion Plans
"After talking to Bob Smith today, he has taken the initiative to start organizing our 50th Class Reunion. He has chosen July 19 - 21, 2013 as the dates which corresponds with the Ilion Days celebration. We need to get the word out to members of our class that are not on Face Book. Please contact any and all classmates that you have addresses or phone numbers to let them know the dates so they can plan to attend. Bob would like to start getting some numbers of people who think they will attend. If you are on Face Book, please reply right here to this posting or you can email me. If you contact other classmates and they would like to attend, email the names and numbers or you can call me at: 585.334.5493. We need to get the word out so people know when the reunion will be and will have a chance to make some travel plans. Thank you. A big thank you to Smitty for stepping up to get this event going." - Tom Deyle www.facebook.com/tom.deyle (October 6, 2012)
Class of 2002 - 10th Year Class Reunion Plans 2012.....
"The Class of 2002's tenth reunion will be held the evening of Friday, November 23, 2012, from 7-10 pm, at Francesca's in Ilion. The price will be just under $30 per person and will include a variety of hors d'ouevres and open bar. People will sign up and pay through a website that we will have set up probably for the month of October."
Class of 1982 - 30 year Reunion Held....
30 year class reunion July 20 and 21, 2012
'BBQ and a Bonfire'
Saturday, July 21, day time events
Class of 1977 - 35th Year Reunion Planned.....
Join classmates as we gather in our hometown of Ilion, New York October 5th-7th for our 35 high school reunion. Our main focus is Saturday evening, October 6th, when we'll gather at Francesca's Banquet Hall. Our evening together includes a delicious Italian Buffet dinner, short program, gifts and recognitions, music and dancing. Cost is $35 per person. Reservations are due September 1st.
Please send reservations and payment to Beth Brant, 60 Columbia Street, Mohawk, NY 13407. Write Class of 77 in the memo line - checks payable to Beth.
We're also working on an informal gathering for Friday evening and a "Denny's Invasion" for Sunday brunch at Denny's in Herkimer. A block of rooms is being held at the Herkimer Motel under Ilion High School, Class of 77. Make your reservations soon to obtain the special rates being offered. Contact them at www.herkimermotel.com or 877-656-6835.
Reunion Biography Booklet - Wendy Williams Mancuso is compiling a booklet for our reunion weekend. Classmates are invited to submit one 8x11 sheet (front and back if needed) with whatever information you'd like to share with classmates. You design your page with photos, contact information and your 'life story' in paragraph form. Wendy will print (in color) and bind to form a keepsake for everyone. If you can't attend the weekend, we encourage you to still submit a page. A booklet will be mailed to you after the event! Please submit in pdf format and send to Wendy at firstname.lastname@example.org Please submit all bio's by August 31st!
Ann Emerson can be reached at email@example.com or by phone 810-334-5799 (cell); 810-327-6468 (home); 810-327-6272 (work).
Help spread the word! THANKS! Hope to see you in October!(August 16, 2012)
Class of 1972 Impromptu 40th Reunion.....
Members of the Class of 1972 are encouraged to visit the Ilion Elks Club - Saturday, July 21, 2012 for a mini-reunion. Nick Bonvino wondered.....facebook. July 7, 2012)
"I (Nick Bonvino) will be in the weekend of Ilion Days. Maybe we could spread the word of a mini-reunion at the Elks that Saturday." (July 7, 2012)
Class of '92 - 20th Reunion Plans 2012.....
The Class of 1992 is planning a 20th Class Reunion during Ilion Days - July 2012.
Friday, July 20th @ 5:00pm: Gathering at Elks Club (Doo Dah parade)
Class of '62 - 50th Reunion Plans 2012.....
"YES, we are havin' a 50th swaree' weekend this year, and, it's pretty firm for the Ilion Days wknd., 3rd wknd. in July. We have a "committee" (of sorts) plannin' the auspicious event & now that I am aware that this great site is available to spread the news, I - or Cindy - will update all y'all on a reg'lar basis. First mtg of committee is Tues., 17th, 1 PM at Applegate's Funeral Home on West Street, -- Ya, that's what I said -- Donnie's been gracious enough to lend us some space to kick off our MAJOR EVENT planning. All local Class of '62ers are cordially invited & encouraged to attend. We'll go on & up from there."
Florida 'Ilion Days' for Ilionites Reunion.....
This coming year it will be March 20th, 2012 and it will be in Punta Gorda, Fl which is about 15 miles north of Ft. Myers. Usually we have a dish to pass around and talk about the "good ole days". Contact information for Florida "Ilion Days" can be obtained from Carolyn (Loefler)Zutter phone no. 941-916-9291. (Dec 4, 2011)
Class of '51 - 60th Reunion Plans 2011.....
The Class of 1951 is planning a 60th Class Reunion. Dinner at the Herkimer Elks Club on July 23rd. Let's make this a great success. Contact me for information. (submitted by Joyce Loomis Earl) (July 16, 2011)
Class of '71 - 40th Reunion Plans 2011.....
The Class of 1971 --- informal 40th class reunion the weekend of July 22, 2011. (submitted by Janice Louise (Merrick) Hill). (Feb 20, 2011)
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