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Ilion High School Alumni - Reunions held 2002-2010


Class of 1960 - 50th Reunion Plans 2010.....


Friday 10/8 - Ilion Elks' informal get-together 7:30
Committee w/have small refreshments - bar on your own
Saturday 10/9 - Bella Vista at 6:00/dinner @ 7:00 - bar on your own
Any balances due must be submitted prior to the reunion.

Send payments made out to "Class of '60 Reunion" and send to:
Jean Allen Reynolds
5782 State Rte 28
Newport, NY 13416

Questions to Mary Lee Lynch, Jean or any committee member email: Mary email or Jean email
Looking forward to seeing everybody there.............
We currently have 78 dinners reserved for Saturday night - not bad considering we have lost 31 of our members.

(Sept 21, 2010)


IHS Combined Reunion - July 2010

The Class of 1968 July 2010 Multi-Class Reunion was held at Francesca's Banquet Hall. (August 29, 2010)


IHS Combined Reunion Celebration Classes of 63 - 64 - 65 - 66 Reunion

IHS Combined Reunion
Ilion Days Theme "No Place Like Home" Classes of 63 - 64 - 65 - 66
Place: Francesca's Banquet Hall – 144 E. Main St., Ilion, NY
When: Saturday July 17, 2010
Time: 6 – 8 Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar
8 – 11 Dancing with the original "Boss V"

$15 Donation – Please RSVP with check by June 15th, 2010

'63 Fran Polley Retzloff, 7 Crescent St., Ilion, NY (315)895-763 email
Mary Rossi Caruso, 123 Country View, Frankfort, NY 13340(315)894-3264 email
'64 Lesa Decker, Montgomery St., Ilion, NY (315) 894-2358 email
Jennifer Bennett Haggerty, 131 S. Fourth Ave.,Ilion, NY (315-894-20500) email
'65 Jean Keddell Maneen, 174 W. State St., Ilion,(315)894-2034 email
Pat Runge Jones, Belle Iles Place, Booneville, NY 13309(315)942-5237 email
'66 Kathy Carney Donahue ,130 S. 5th Ave.,Ilion,NY13357(315)895-7905 email
Bill Remmers, 14 S. Fifth Ave., Ilion, NY,13357 (315)867-4481 email
(Apr 12, 2010)


"The Sixties are Back" Celebration (1962-1968) Reunion

The reunion committee is planning a special event for the Class of 1968 in the year 2010 when our members are turning (or HAVE turned) 60!!

"The Sixties are Back" Celebration (1962-1968) Reunion

Our special weekend is planned for Friday, July 16 and Saturday, July 17 in Ilion during "There's No Place Like Home" Ilion Days Weekend. Friday at 6:00 PM is the "DOO DAH" Parade passing by the Ilion Elks. After the parade there will be an informal celebration at the Elks so we can socialize with our classmates. On Saturday from noon until 6:00 PM we are having an informal, private cookout at the Ilion Fish and Game Club (cash bar). There will be fireworks on Saturday evening at dusk at the Remington field near the former North Street school.

If you are planning on attending (and bringing a guest) please let us know the number of people by April 15, 2010. If there are not enough reservations by April 15th deadline, we may be forced to cancel the event. Our expenses include: facility rental, catering and supplies. Price per person is $20.00; per couple $35.00. Please make checks payable to Linda Whittemore and send to 75 South Fifth Ave. Ilion, New York 13357. (Checks should be received by July 1, 2010). Please let us know your current home address and your e-mail address. Also, if you know this information regarding any of our classmates, we would appreciate it as we are always trying to update our records. You may contact any committee member listed below: (Apr 4, 2010)

Linda Pugh Whittemore (315-894-6455) email
Betsy Rathbun Tanner email
Karen Unsinn Macrina email
Or through our class web site to:
Mike Sparrin or


Class of 1989 20th Reunion - weekend of July 17, 2009....

"Here is our tentative schedule of events:

- Friday, July 17th: Ilion Doo-Daah parade… starts at 6:30 p.m. and we need to meet at 5:30 p.m. to participate in the parade itself. A reunion t-shirt based around the theme of the parade 'Ilion is a Hidden Treasure' can be purchased. (Purchasing the t-shirt is optional.) The cost will be $10.00 for an adult t-shirts (size S-XL) and $8.00 for children (size S-L). The deadline for the orders has passed, but you can contact Julie Ball to get in a late order (if enough classmates are interested in ordering.) After the parade, we will then have a gathering at Crossway’s Tavern for a cash bar, DJ, & free munchies (DJ & munchies donated by Jim Crossway for free!).

- Saturday, July 18th: There willl be a tour of Ilion High School for those who haven’t been back to see all of the changes--- WHAT A CHANGE! WOW! If only it had looked that way when we were there! The tour is set for 12 noon. We can meet around the back of the school, off of Phillip Street, and at the "I" entrance. At night, there will be a dinner at the Knight’s Inn in Little Falls (hors d’oeuvres, buffet dinner, cash bar, dessert, and DJ). There will be a social hour and hors d’oeuvres from 6- 7 p.m., dinner @ 7 p.m., and dancing/ socializing until 11 p.m. If you need a hotel room, then please call reservations toll free @ 1-866-631-4470 or email Mention 'reunion' and receive the rate of $79.00 per theGeneral Manager, Mary Labreche.

- Sunday, July 19th: There will bbe a family picnic/ get-together at Glimmerglass (meet families). This is SUBJECT TO THE WEATHER—obviously if it is not nice out, then we will not go. There are no set plans for this… we will just meet up, swim, and play some games with the kids—just good, wholesome family fun! You will be responsible for bringing your own food, beverages, and anything else that you and/or your family would need. The pavilion costs too much to rent, so we will just have 'Class of 1989' signs and balloons for you to locate our gathering area. If you have any questions, then please contact Julie Ball. Hope to see you next month!" - Julie Curley Ball email (July 11, 2009)


Class of '67 Update for 60th Birthday Party....!

"Our "60th Birthday Bash" will be Saturday, July 18th @ 8 p.m. downstairs in the K of C, in Ilion. There will be a cash bar. Come join us for a night of fun and visit with old friends. Non-alcoholic punch and snacks will be provided, and if you feel like dancing, then the Boss Five will be playing upstairs for a fee. Come for a couple of hours, or stay for the evening! If you have any questions, then please contact me email or classmates can call 315 894-4818. Hope to see several of you!" - Nancy Collea Curley (July 11, 2009)


Class of '59 - 50th Reunion July 17-19 2009.....

Class of 1959 50th reunion

All Events in Ilion
K of C Hall West St 7:30pm Friday 7-17-09 snacks-cash Bar
Francesca Banquet Hall Main St Buffet & Dancing Sat 7-18-09 6pm cash bar
K of C Hall West St 10am breakfast/lunch Sun 7-19-09
signup & pay before June 21, 2009 call
Peggy Wood Casale
phone 1-315-894-4902
(Submitted by Ron Brown -email ) (Updated June 19, 2009)


Class of '67 Update for 60th Birthday Party....!

"Due to unforeseen circumstances, class of 1967 will NOT be having a "60th birthday party." However, during the Ilion Days weekend (Friday, July 17th, 2009)-- the Boss Five will be playing at the Elks Club after the Doo-Dah parade, and expect to play Saturday evening at 8 or 9 p.m. at the K of C, in Ilion. It will be just like going to our high school dances. If anyone would like to get together, then let me know. You can contact me email. If enough people respond, then we could get together for a lunch on Saturday. Hope to see several of you in July! " - Nancy Collea Curley (May 29, 2009)


BOSS V Reunion Dance....

Rick DeJohn '69 sent BOSS V reunion plans...

On July 18th, the Saturday night of 'Ilion Days 2009', The 'Boss V Reunion Band' will be playing at a dance at the Knights of Columbus. This is an occasion for those in town for that weekend to get together and enjoy the feel of being able to go to a Boss V Dance again. We are not sure of the exact hours yet, but we will post it here when we find out. It should start around 8PM. If anyone or any group would like to take advantage of this time to get together informally, this is the time to do it. Keep checking here for further updates. (May 15, 2009)


Class of 1950 - 59th Reunion....

JoAnn Wilson Nunneker '50 sent reunion plans


Thomas Pierce email,
Jane Russell Nile email,
JoAnn Wilson Nunneker email,



(Mar 26, 2009)


Class of 1939 - 70 Year Reunion Plans....

Oneita Bluett Bouchard '39 is organizing a 70th year reunion for the Class of 1939. A reunion is planned for a FREE Reunion on June 14, 2009 at the VFW Post 542. Members from the classes before 1939 and up to 1943 are invited. Contact Oneita Bluett Bouchard at 3 Warren Road, Mohawk, NY 13407 - (315) 866-6785 for more information. Please pass this information on to anyone you think would be interested in attending this reunion. (Feb 27, 2009)


Class of 1969 - 40 Year Reunion Plans....

Rick DeJohn, email, wrote....

"This year will be the Class of '69's 40th class reunion. So far nothing has been planned which is no big surprise."

"On July 17th, Friday night, The Boss V reunion band will be playing at the Elk's Club following the 2009 Ilion Days Doo Dah Parade. This could be a prime time for those Class of '69 graduates to get together and have a drink or two, hang out, and see who comes."

"I don't know how many good years we have left, so we ought to take advantage of this. If any of you find the time, try to get in touch with fellow classmates and let them know and spread the word. Enjoy.............." (Feb 22, 2009)


Class of 1979 - 30th Class Reunion Planning From Joe Joy.....

There is a small group from the Class of '79 who would like to get the ball rolling on a 30-year reunion (seems that we all let "25" slip by!). We have been given - Friday, July 17, 2009 as the date for next year's "Doo-Dah Parade", Joe Joy, Dave Thomas and MikeMiller have booked the downstairs dining room at the Ilion Elk's Lodge for Saturday - July 18, 2009. The thought is to have our reunion the night after the "Doo-Dah Parade" which, is a very popular time for reunions anyway. There's always a lot of IHS Alumni in town that weekend anyway... For those who have never really is a good time!

So, Saturday - possibly a buffet with a DJ...nothing fancy...just plain fun. We're getting too old for a lot of pomp anyway!!

Obviously, at this point - the primary concern is getting in touch with everyone! Please send me an email when you can so that we can build a data base with everyone's contact info (address, email address, phone etc, as much or as little as you'd like...just so thatyou'll recieve ALL of the details). Also, please pass this along to anyone that you have contact with. Lastly, anyone who'd like to help... that would be great!!! - Nov 24, 2008

Joe Joy
Joe Joy email


Class of 1968 Reunion Photos

The Class of 1968 Renion Photos have been posted by Mike Sparrin. (Nov 24, 2008)


Mohawk Mega Reunion October 2008 .....

Best Wishes to the Mohawk High School Committee organizing this October's Mohawk High School Mega Reunion. Pass the word along to your Mohican friends. The Ilion Mega Reunion was held in October 2002 and was a huge success and enjoyed by many. (August 15, 2008)


Class of 1983 - 25th Class Reunion! .....

When: Sunday August 3rd, 2008
Where: Delta Lake State Park
#8797 State Route 46
Rome, New York 13440
Cost: $7.00 per vehicle
Donations toward pavilion rental

Details: This will just be a casual class reunion and all of your families are invited. Please bring your own food, beverage, and trash receptacle. It is a carry-in/carry-out event.
Alcohol is permitted as I will obtain a group permit for the event.
There are picnic tables and large grills at the shelter, but you may want to bring additional seating.
The beach is a short walk away and opens at 11:30AM The boat launch is open 24 hours.
If interested in camping there, contact This is a great idea if you are going to indulge, and it's cheap!
Fees start at $13 per night.
For further information, please contact Robyn (Burt) Cadwell at (315)823-4060 or cell (315)868-4060
We hope to see you there!!!!
July 24, 2008


Class of 1968 - 40th reunion - Ilion Days Reunion Plans.....

The class of 1968 will celebrate their 40th reunion with an informal get-together on Friday, July 18, 2008. We will meet at the Ilion Elks following the annual Doo-Dah Parade. Please pass this information on to other classmates. You can contact Betsy Rathbun Tanner at email, if you have questions or comments. Hope to see you there! (June 23, 2008)


Class of 1998 - 10 Year Reunion Plans

The date of the class reunion has been set! The reunion will be held July 18-20. Events will begin Friday night and will run through Sunday afternoon. The formal dinner and dance will be held on Saturday July 19th. You can expect to receive your invitation/informational package in the March timeframe. The packet will include and agenda for the weekend, prices, and response cards. I am still missing contact information for several of our classmates. If anyone can provide contact information and/or name changes for the people listed below please contact Sarah Delong Warner at email or 402-493-4581. Thank you for any help you can provide and I hope to see you all in July! Submitted by Sarah Delong Warner email . (Feb 9, 2008)

Billie-Jo Allen
Katie Briggs Waltermire?
Rob Charles 
Nate Clark
Leo Crim 
Brad Darrow
Chris Eckstrom
Pat Ellis
Brigette Harter
Brian Hoyt
Christy Janes
Jeremy Jeck
Leona Johnston
Emir Kapo
Carolinge Kennedy
Lynnette Lynch 
Ed Mokhor
Stephanie Sluyter
Albert Smith
Jason Thayer
Michael Wildey


Mohawk High School Alumni - Planning Mega Reunion

A group met on October 9, 2007 and is continuing on in an effort to put together a reunion for all graduates of MHS. Our next meeting is Tues, Nov 13, 6:30 pm at the Mohawk American Legion. Graduates who live locally are urged to attend and bring a graduate from a class other than their year of graduation. The reunion is tentatively scheduled for Columbus Weekend 2008. We are looking for graduates to assist in contacting classmates and notify them of this exceptional event. (Oct 26, 2007)


Class of 1988 - 20 Year Reunion Plans

Save the Dates Former Classmates!

Many of you should have received an e-mail or packet in the mail from me already asking you to Save the Date. If you did not, please reach out to me ASAP at 315-866-1552 or Vicki's email. (modified Nov 2, 2007)

Reminder, please send in your $25 deposit by Nov. 15th with checks made out to IHSREUNION88. Even though its not until July of 2008, we are trying hard to ensure everyone gets invited and has enough time to plan ahead. Believe it or not - I think we graduated with 129 "officially", we had about 176 people we went to school with throughout the years (some moved, get their GED, etc.) and we are only currentlymissing 24 people. Please contact myself or Vicki Rossi Callaghan, 868-1143, if you have any information on the following classmates that we are still looking for:

    * Pam Adams
    * Peter Alosio
    * Don Ames
    * Michael Baldwin
    * Becky Brown (New Hartford?)
    * Chris Bouck
    * Becky Bowman (Ilion?)
    * Carrie Claus Hess
    * Joellyn Cress
    * Scott Davis (Mohawk Valley?)
    * Bill Delude
    * Robin Donnelly
    * Jim Dougherty
    * Latish Hardy
    * Michael Hill (Frankfort, NY?)
    * Kim Laquay Jennett (VA ?)
    * Kathleen Kennedy Mason (FL?)
    * Jim Maddocks (KY?)
    * Dawn Maine Jones (Little Falls?)
    * Shawn Patterson
    * Scott Prosser
    * Robin Smith
    * John Tanner
    * David Wickersham (NJ)

You'll receive your invitation packet/e-mail in the Jan./Feb. 2008 timeframe. It will include details on the agenda below, sign-up sheets for activities & prices, hotel info, kids info, instructions/directions, etc.


Friday - July 18th
3:00 PM - Guided Tour of Ilion High School
5:00 PM - Ilion Doo Dah Days Parade (Class of 88’s kids ride/march)
7:00 PM - Cocktails at Ilion Elks Club (performance by Showtime)

Saturday - July 19th
8:00 AM - Ilion Days 5k Road Race
9:00 AM - Class of 88’ Charity Golf Best Ball Tournament (Maple Crest)
6:00 PM - Dinner/Dance at Blue Flag Restaurant, Utica Train Station (DJ)

Sunday - July 20st
11:00 AM - Family Day / BBQ at Glimmerglass  
Dusk -  Fireworks at The Dave Whalen Park (Ilion’s Community Park)

Thank you!


Class of 1957 Reunion

The Ilion High School Class of 1957 50th year reunion was held the weekend of October 5, 6 and 7, 2007. (Oct 26, 2007)


Class of 1967 - 40 Year Reunion Plans

Attention Class of 1967... plans are underway for our 40th class reunion. Please set aside the following dates to come back to Ilion: July 20, 2007 (Friday) and July 21, 2007 (Sat.).

Friday Evening - Informal Get Together at Elks Club at 8pm or after the Doo-Dah Parade

Saturday Morning 11 am - Tour of the high school

Saturday Evening - 6pm - Dinner Dance at Knights of Columbus (Cocktail hour 6-7 followed by buffet dinner.) Cash Bar. Dance to the 'Boss V'

Tickets for this event are $10/person for Friday night
$25/person for Saturday night or $30/person if purchased together.

Respond by July 3 and checks can be made payable to:IHS Class of 1967 and sent to Nancy (Collea) Curley 10 Hillside Place, Ilion, NY 13357.

These classmates could not be located: Barbara Argersinger Golden, Marsha Davidson Lyons, Mark Cagwin, Linda Harter LaMarche, Joyce Hansen, Florence Spencer, Mary Elain Neuman, Marijke Geutskens (foreign exchange student)

If you are interested in helping out, buying stamps to send out the invitations, or making a monetary donation, please send them to Nancy (Collea) Curley (checks to be made out to: "IHS Class of 1967". WE ARE OUT OF FUNDS AND NEED YOUR HELP! My address is 10 Hillside Place, Ilion, NY 13357. More news to follow as plans are made... Thanks and hope to see you there! (modified May 24, 2007)


Reunion YouTube Video

The Class of 1986 Renion Video is now on Video posted by Angie Bottini Sayles. (Nov 20, 2006)


Class of 1976 - 30 Year Reunion Plans

The Class of 1976 will be holding their 30th Class Reunion November 24th through the 25th. Friday night will begin with a Road Rally with classmates meeting behind the high school to pick up their sheets. There will be an informal gathering, at the Ilion Elks Lodge, in the Lounge area. On Saturday, November 25th, the Reunion will be held at the Hotel Utica with registration to begin at 6:30 p.m. We will also be arranging for a bus to transport those who do not want to drive. Invitations packets will be sent out in the near future. (modified Oct 6, 2006)


Class of '59 50th Reunion in 2009.....

The class of 1959 is in the process of putting committee together to hold our 50th high school reunion in 2009. Over the next year or so we will try to contact the whole class by mail, phone, or/and e-mail. I'm not sure what final form the reunion will take, but I will give you periodic updates on this site as to what's happening. If there's interest in class alumni directory I am willing to put it together and distribute it. Unfortunately it will have to cost about five bucks to produce. If there is any money left over to go in the class treasury for future reunions. (Submitted by Ron Brown - email) (Updated Sept 18, 2006)


Class of 1986 - 20 Year Reunion Plans

The Class of 1986 will be holding their 20 year reunion this summer. We will be participating in the Doo-Dah Parade on Friday, July 21st. We will be holding a family fun afternoon at "All Fore Fun Mini-Golf" in Herkimer from 11am-2pm on Saturday, July 22nd. And, finally, we will be holding a dinner/dance on Saturday evening, July 22nd at 6pm at Twin Ponds Golf and Country Club in New York Mills. We are trying to contact everyone via email and are still missing quite a few classmates. We are in need of the following email addresses: Bill Ashley, Michelle Boston Otero, Michelle Campo, Aaron Clark, Ann Clement Balsewicz, Jeff Clive, Ted Corriero, Chris Deyle, Kim Donnelly, Jon Dow, Sorche Fairbanks, Julie Fitch, Laurie Ferguson, Mike Frezza, Phil Gettle, Don Gilbert, Dale Gregory, David Greig, Julie Haines, Julie Jenson, Darren Kane, Harold Kellogg, Scott Kelly, Chris Kinsey, Vivian Knoblach Greenfield, Kevin Laymon, MIssy Malott Height, Missy March Roach, Ryan McCarthy, Jamie McEvoy, Steve McGraw, Molly Miller, Linda Montgomery, Mary Jo Moreau, Cari Mowers Maneen, Vasu Nanduri, Al Pestar, Ron Raux, Kathy Richards Robert, Cindy Robertson, John Rose, Tom Rowland, Tabby Snell, Bryan Tinkle, Robert Wakefield, Mike Waldron, Johnna Waller Berger, and Eric Wood. Please send any information that you have on these people to Angie Bottini Sayles at or to my home address at 63 State Street, Oneida, NY 13421. I can be reached at 315-361-4990. (modified April 19, 2006)


Ilion Days Plans

Fran Retzloff email, wanted to post some information on the Ilion Days celabration for this year. "The dates are July 15th through the 23rd. Our Doo-Dah parade is set for July 21 at 6:30. If there are any class reunions that want to be in it please have them contact me at my home phone or email. The theme this year is "Ilion Rocks". Have A ROCKIN Good Time At Ilion Days. We are trying to have some Adirondack rocking chairs painted by local artist to be raffled off. We also have some other Ilion Days passed T-shirts ,ornaments, etc. that could be used for gifts. Thank You." Fran Retzloff Chairman and Treasure Of Ilion Days 2006. (Feb 28 2006)


Class of 1996 - 10 Year Reunion Plans

Michael Henry email, sent 1996 Reunion plans. "A group of 1996 graduates is putting together information for the 10 year reunion. There is a web page that containing information, links, and an email submission to update contact information." (Jan 7, 2006)


Class of 1995 - 10 Year Reunion .....

Plans are in the works for the 10 year reunion to be held Thanksgiving weekend - 2005. Contact Tricia Turley email regarding reunion plans. (May 28, 2005 - modified June 17, 2018)


1965 - 40th Reunion Plans.....

We are planning our 40th class reunion for the Ilion Days Weekend July 22 - 24. We plan on being in the Doo Dah parade Friday night, informal gathering over at the Elks Club after. Probably tour the school Sat. with Dinner and DJ at the K of C Sat night and maybe end up with a picnic at my place on Sunday. Next meeting is March 13th at my house, 2 PM. Contacts are Jean Keddell Maneen, email, Pat Runge Jones, email, or Linda Disotelle Edick email. Looking for class members: Gary Brewer, Allen Dresner, Elaine Duminy, Gary Harris, Miles Levine, Mike McCarthy, Mohammed Hashim Mekkowi, Ronald Parshall, Betty Seamon Garlock, Patricia Sherman Wainwright, and Eileen Strait. (March 5, 2005)


Reunion Plans for 1985.....

The plans for the 20th class reunion are underway. Mark your calendars!!! The reunion will be the weekend of July 22 - 24th, 2005. Details will be forthcoming....Doo Dah Parade, Ilion Days, Scavenger Hunt, Dinner with Entertainment and a family get together... The next meeting to plan this event is on March 26, 2005 at 11 AM at 151 Brook Street - Ilion (Debbie (Remis) Schoff's house). We need all hands on deck and look forward to having everyone help us plan this event. We are missing numerous addresses for our classmates. Please email or contact Rose Gage Greig '85 to ensure that I have your address. email or 315-894-2251. (Feb 22, 2005)


Class of 1994 - 10th Year Reunion Plans....

Laurie Beadle Erdmann and Kristen Simonette Messmore are organizing the Class of 1994 - 10 year reunion. If anyone has information regarding addresses of classmates they may email Kristen or call Kristen at 757-417-3960 or call Laurie at 315-668-9062. We'll post more information as it develops. November 24, 2003


40th Year Reunion Plans....

The Class of '64 had a 40th reunion planning meeting on Nov. 8 at the First Presb. Church in Ilion. Our next meeting will be Nov. 22, 7 p.m., same place. Come with your ideas. - Charlie Bennet, email. November 20, 2003


10 Year Reunion Plans.....

"Recently I sent out an official invitation to the 10 Year Reunion via email. If you did not receive one, please email me asap and I will get one out to you. For all those interested, the reunion will be taking place November 29th from 6 to 11pm at the Elk's Club. There will be a buffet dinner as well as a cash bar and tickets will be $15 at the door. Also, Mr. Krenichyn has graciously offered to arrange to havethe high school open for us that afternoon so that we may take a tour. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at Hope to see everyone there!" - Gina Fimmano Pfleegor (October 8, 2003)

"Hello again. The Class of 1993 reunion will tentatively be held Thanksgiving weekend, rather than Columbus Day weekend, due to lack of planning on my part. Gina Fimmano (Pfleegor) will be sending out invitations and information. I will not be able to attend :(. Please update your calendars and update Gina on your email address and home address, via email. If you cannot send it to her, send it to me and I will forward it. Sorry for the mix up.!" - Jodi Ganey (September 29, 2003)

Jodi Ganey
32 Bacon Street Apartment E
Waltham, MA 02451
(781) 373-2472


Class of 1943 planning 60th Reunion.....

The Ilion Class of 1943 is having a 60th reunion September 13, 2003 at Ilion Knights of Columbus. Members of the Classes of 1941, 1942, and 1944 are invited to join for dinner at 6 pm. For reservations, call Margaret (Peg) Marley 894-9039 or Mary Clark 8940-0109. (July 19, 2003)


Ilion Days Reunion Plans.....

Class Reunions for the classes of 1953 (50th), 1958 (45th) and 1968 (35th) will be the weekend of the July 25 - 27. These reunions coincide with Ilion Days and the Alumni JamFest 2003. Working in conjunction with The Ilion Days Committee, is the Special Events Committee and members of the Ilion High School Class of 1968, who wanted their 35th reunion to coincide with Ilion Days and a Jam Fest music event. The events committee scheduled the Jam Fest for Friday, July 25, following the annual Doo-Dah Parade, which gets under way at 6:30 p.m. from Remington Arms. For information on the event, contact Linda Whittemore at 894-6455. Whittemore wants to have classmates meet at the JamFest outside Eckerd's Mall where music will be provided from 8 to 9:30 p.m. by Boss V, last year's Mega Reunion band that will also play from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Ilion Elks. The Steve Rigo Band will play outside from 9:30 to 11 p.m. Disc jockey Ron Clive will be at the Knights of Columbus on Saturday from 2-4 p.m. and Dale Edwards will perform in the evening at the Marine Corps League. Classmates will meet from 8-11 a.m. Sunday for breakfast at the Masonic Home on Otsego Street.

"The Special Events Committee joined us to bring back some of the memories of last year's Megan reunion," Whittemore said. "It wasan exciting experience and we wanted to do it again this year and invite all former Ilion High School students to join us."

The committee will sponsor tours of the high school from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., July 26, and will raffle a "travel package" thatincludes a voucher from Liberty Travel, good for any travel, committee chairman Dick Bly said. Only 1,000 tickets at $5 each will be sold by local merchants and at the village offices. A winner will be drawn prior to the July 27 fireworks.

The raffle and a donation booth set at the mall during Ilion Days will help fund several projects the committee has undertaken,including erecting a memorial to deceased classmates in the school's new courtyard, the Veteran's Memorial Auditorium Project at the municipal building and the committee's efforts to save the Ilion Pool. (July 14, 2003)


Class of 1948 & 1949 - Joint Reunion in July 2003.....

The Class of 1948 and the Class of 1949 will hold a Joint Class Picnic Saturday, July 26, 2003 at VFW William Hemstead Post #502 between Ilion and Frankfort starting at 1:00 PM. The price is $10.00 and includes the usual picnic fare, hamburgers, hotdogs, salads, etc.

Any other class member of that era is welcome! Please contact Shirley Steiner Pearson '49 or Lydia Rudd '49 if you intend to come. (July 13, 2003)


20 Year Reunion Plans - Class of 1983

"The 1983 twenty year reunion is being planned and we are looking for anyone who has contact information on those who graduated this year but may not be living in the area. Any leads would be greatly appreciated.!" - Denise Burling Harter (May 29, 2003)


10 Year Reunion Plans.....

"Hey Class of 1993! We are planning our 10 year reunion for Columbus Day Weekend...October 10-13. Plans to follow! Please email Jodi Ganey with any information on our classmates if you know how to get in touch with anyone. I will email you back ASAP. See you all soon!" - Jodi Ganey (April 3, 2003)


Ilionites Reunite in Florida.....

"Just want to remind anyone who will be in south west Florida in March, Ilion Day will be held at Coquina Beach, near Sarasota, on the 5th., Wednesday. I have changed my server so I know some of you don't have my new e-mail address, it is now If you are going to join us please bring a dish for the buffet table (a large one) we still love to eat, table service, and a drink of your choice. We eat around noon, but come early and get to talk to everyone. This is also open to anyone from the valley,so if you know of someone from one of the other towns, tell them they are welcome. See you then. Carol Loefler Zutter '60, at email, or call 941-255-5896." (January 11, 2003)


All-Classes/Sesquicentennial Mega-Reunion .....

Information, links to photo albums, responses, and attending lists for the October 2002 Mega-Reunion is available on the Reunion Homepage. (December 9, 2002)


Class of '53 50th Reunion Plans....

The date for the 50th reunion has been set as August 23, 2003. (September 20, 2002)


Class of 1974.....

The Ilion High School Class of 1974 will NOT be holding a 30th reunion in the year 2004. Out-of-state members of the class, who will be attending this year's October 11-13 Mega Reunion, requested that local class members utilize the October event as the Official Reunion for the Class of 1974. Local 1974 classmates are asked to extend their hospitality and welcome these out-of-town class members by registering for the Mega Reunion. Registration forms for the reunion are available at the Ilion Library, the Village Clerk's office, area merchants and from committee members and on this website. Family members of 1974 classmates are asked to notify any alumnus who may not yet know about the Mega Reunion and to let them know that it will also be the Official Class of 1974 reunion. The next possible reunion will then be in the year 2009 - the 35th year reunion. (August 26, 2002)


Ilionites Reunite in Florida.....

"On March 6th, we had Ilion Days for all of the people here in Florida. There were 50 in attendance. We are trying for a greater number of people to attend. It is held on the first Wednesday in March, at Coquina Beach which is just north of Sarasota or south of Bradenton. If you will be in the area at that time and would like to attend, we would love to see you. It is a covered dish and bring your table service. Most of us are there by 11AM, so we get to see everyone. If you want more info, get in touch with me, Carol Loefler Zutter '60, at email, or call 941-255-5896." (March 9, 2002)


Class of 1978 - 24 Year Reunion Plans...

Class of '78 - 24th Reunion (In place of the 20th and 25th) in conjunction with the Mega Reunion.

Friday October 11th, 2002
Ilion Elks Club
Music provide by D.J.Ron Clive
Cash Bar
Cost $5.00 per person/ $10.00 a couple

Contact Mary Ahern Conley for more information. (March 2, 2002)


Class of 1992 - 10 Year Reunion Plans...

Attention 1992 Classmates!!! Our 10 Year Reunion will be held this July 26 and 27, 2002 in Ilion. Details of events are not yet in place, but plan on drinks Friday night at the Elks Club after the Doo-Day parade, a barbeque for familiy/kids Saturday during the day, and a dinner/dance Saturday night. Details are still being worked out. Please contact me if you have questions or input. I've extracted all the addresses of classmates who have registered on this site, but if you know of any additional addresses, would you please pass them on to me at email. We want to send out invitations with RSVPs within the next month or two. Hope to see you in July!!" - Shannon Manley (February 13, 2002)


Class of '52 50th Reunion Plans....

Jerry Angell is the IHS Class of '52 50th Reunion Coordinator. This past Oct,the organizing committee met and picked the Ramada Inn (New Hartford) and Oct 12th, 2002 for their 50th Reunion headquarters and dinner. On Friday, the 11th, they have a get together planned in Ilion. (updated December 14, 2001)


Class of '62 40th Reunion Plans....

WHERE WERE YOU IN '62??????!!!!!!!

Class of '62: CLASS OF '62 40TH REUNION COMMITTEE FORMING. FIRST MEETING JANUARY 24th THURS. AT 7PM. IN ILION ( where else ) MUNICIPAL BLDG. If interested in joining the Class of 1962 40th Year Reunion Committee, please contact Mike McCormack at 315-891-3451 (home) or at 315-895-7711 (office). or email Cynthia Engell McCormack, address emailt. (updated January 15, 2002)


Class of '82 Reunion Plans....

Class of '82: Our 20th Year reunion is fast approaching! Visit the Class Page for more information. - Tom Haggerty (updated November 14, 2001)


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