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Ilion High School Alumni - Recent & Upcoming Reunions


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)


Class of 1973 - 50th Class Reunion Details

Friday, October 6, 2023: 6:00 p.m. Ilion Elks Club at 8 West Street. This will be an informal gathering with "Hometown Menu" and time to play "guess who I am?" as we try to recognize each other! Bring your name tags! Cash bar. Music from our era ... and of course, Tie Dye theme. The wilder the better!
Saturday, October 7, 2023: 1:00 p.m. Tour of the Central Valley Academy ( formerly known as Ilion High School), Park behind the school, near the cemetery and enter at the door near the old cafeteria. We will be met by the current principal who will show us the many many changes through the last half a century.
Saturday, October 7, 2023: 6:00 p.m. Ilion-Frankfort VFW post 502 at 4274 Acme Rd. in Frankfort. (think Main Street, next to the Brass Tack Grill). The main event, featuring good food, a D.J. Playing our great music of the '70's, a program to honor our classmates, some laughs, some hugs (if you are into hugs), and perhaps the best night you've had in years! Cash bar.
We were able to keep the prices reasonable. A $50 per person ticket for both memorable days. We will need the paid reservation by September 22nd (which is 2 weeks prior to the our weekend). In the event of a need for cancellation, you will be given a full refund. Checks should be made to : Ilion Class of 1973, and mailed to:
Debra Smithson Wright
281 Pine Grove Rd.
Herkimer, N. Y. 13350 (August 17, 2023)


Class of 1993 - 30th Class Reunion

Melissa (VanValkenburg) Burns posted
Tickets for reunion will be $30 for individual and$50 for couples. Cash bar. Menu is Riggies, greens, garlic pizza, meatballs, sausage and peppers and salad. It's getting close!!
To all members of the IHS Class of 1993, 1992, 1994, 1995 etc. -
The IHS Class of 1993 is celebrating their 30 year reunion and you are invited also. Please contact Missy (VanValkenburg) Burns with a text to 315-868-4352. This event will be held on August 5th at Cacciatores and you can Venmo her your money. Please contact her now so arrangements can be made for enough people.
Decided to make this an IHS reunion for 1993 and surrounding classes! Please feel free to share with IHS alums in the surrounding classes! (1992, 1994, 1995 etc.) who are also invited to get a ticket and join us! $30 per person, $50 per couple! (August 7, 2023)


Class of 1993 - 30th Class Reunion Reminder

To all members of the IHS Class of 1993 - your classmates are looking for you, so please respond. The 30 year reunion is being organized and you are wanted. Please contact Missy Burns with a text to 315-868-4352. This event will be held on August 5th at Cacciatores and you can Venmo her your money. Please contact her now so arrangements can be made for enough people. (July 22, 2023)


Class of 1973 - 50th Class Reunion Reminder

"Hello everyone! A bit of an update on our 50th Class reunion! Please share this information to anyone on or off Facebook, as many are not sure of the plans. October 6 and 7... Friday 6-10 at the Elks in Ilion is a casual get reacquainted gathering. Saturday afternoon is a tour of the Ilion High School. Details to follow. Saturday 6-10 at the Ilion-Frankfort VFW with dinner, a DJ, fun and door prizes... details to follow. We need contact information on many of our classmates, so spread the word! I will post this on another Facebook page, and Jan is working on email contacts. Looking forward to seeing everyone!" - Terry Abeline Carden (July 22, 2023)


Class of 1983 - 40th Class Reunion Reminder

Our class will be having its 40th class reunion the weekend of July 21st & 22nd, which will coincide with Ilion Days.

On Friday the 21st, we are meeting informally at the Elks Lodge at #8 West Street Ilion. As it is the evening of the DooDah parade, it is suggested that you plan on arriving prior to 5:30 pm.

On Saturday, July 22nd, we are having a casual reunion at Cacciatore's on Barringer Road from 2pm-5pm. Payment must be received prior to July 1st. You can either send a check to
Robyn Cadwell #339 Dockey Road, Little Falls, NY 13365
or use the Venmo address of @Robyn-Cadwell.

Our next meeting is scheduled for 6 pm June 14th at Cacciatore's Restaurant. We hope to see you there. - Robyn Burt-Cadwell. (June 11, 2023)


Class of 1983 - 40th Class Reunion Weekend

The Class of 1983 reunion meeting results:

Hello to my fellow 1983 classmates! We have had another meeting and here is the update:

Reunion dates:
Friday, July 21: informal gathering at the Elks club in Ilion. Come to celebrate our 40th and the Doo Dah parade!
Saturday, July 22: Cacciatores Ilion NY(old Moose Club) 2:00-5:00 outdoor pavilion
$50 per ticket. This includes Food, live music, dessert and soft drinks. Cash bar. Pay by check or Venmo. Cut off date for purchase will be July 1st.

Checks can be made to Robyn Cadwell.
Send it to her at
339 Dockey Road
Little Falls NY, 13365

Or Venmo: @RobynCadwell

We are hoping for a record turnout. Hoping to see you all there! Everyone is welcome to join us at our next meeting to be held on May 6, 2023 at the Ilion Elks Club at 1:00. You can also visit the Ilion Remembers 1983 FB page.
Thank you so much. Hope you are all well.

Here are the remaining missing peeps:
Stan LaFountain
Eric Lincourt
Barb Lync
Brian Matthews
Venkat Nanduri
Monique Pattenaude
Kim Rivers
Joe Springer
Cindy Stallman
Jill Stephenson
Jim Sweeney
Brian Thompson
Ken Waite
Henry Wakefield
Tom Wells
Andy Williams

If everyone could pass the word especially to our non FB friends that would be great!! (March 13, 2023)


45th Reunion

A public facing Facebook Page was created for the Class of 1977 to share news regarding a 45th year reunion. see Ilion High School Class of 1977 Page, administered by (September 20, 2020)


1965 - IHS Class of 1965 Annual picnic

Save the Date Saturday July 16th, 2022!!
We are having our annual IHS Class of '65 picnic at Stan and Linda Fischer Biliniski's this year. It will be a Chicken BBQ prepared by Stan and his son, the best BBQ ever!! Bring a dish to pass and your own drinks, and maybe a lawn chair or two!! Address is: 135 Military Rd., Salisbury, NY 13365. Would love to get a count, so we know how much chicken to order, so please FB Message, email or call Jean home 315-856-2684 or cell 856-261-6824. (May 27, 2022)


2002 - 20th Reunion Planning

Save the Date for 20th Reunion
Saturday, July 23, 2022, 6-9 p.m.
Cacciatore's (for those who haven't been in Ilion recently, remember the Moose Club by Barringer Road Elementary School? It is now a full service restaurant run by the same family who also own Primo's)

Around $35 per person for an open bar and buffet.

Details on buying tickets to come. - Matt Skinner (February 23, 2022)


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
Elks Club
Email Dana Nelson at (phone/text 508 633 4508) for more info. (April 1, 2022)


1972 - 50th Reunion Planning

ATTENTION -IHS Class of 1972
Looking for IHS classmates from Class of 1972 to invite to our 50th high school reunion. If you are a classmate or know a 1972 classmate please respond to this Facebook post.
We want to get your address/email and phone number so we can invite you to our reunion on
Saturday, October 8, 2022 at the VFW in Frankfort.
Looking forward to seeing as many classmates as possible!!
You are welcome to PM me your information.
Thank you!!! Barb Kirchhoff (February 3, 2022)


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: (January 29, 2022)

July 22 - 24
IHS CLASS 91' and 92' 30th reunion weekend


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 (November 19, 2021)

Ilion Elks Lodge #1444


1981 - 40th Reunion Registration

The Ilion High School class of 1981 is holding its 40th reunion August 27 & 29, 2021.
Event 1: Friday, August 27th, Golf Outing at Maple Crest, shotgun start 10 am - $25 per person
Event 2: Friday, August 27th, Happy Hour at Heelpath Brewery, Frankfort - 6 pm
Event 3: Saturday Aug 28th, Reunion Party & Buffet at Ilion Snowdrifters, 2 pm until?, $15 per person, $25 per couple
Tee Shirt - Sm/Med/Lg/XL $15; 2X $17; 3X $18
Online registration form is on google docs and has information on ordering t-shirt, selecting events and payment methods. (August 13, 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)

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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
Cell: 518 669 2776 or
She is also looking for contact information for yourself or anyone who might be interested, please send to her. (August 13, 2021)


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, 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....

IHS Class of 1969 Facebook Group.

1969 alumni and friends have an active group on Facebook called "Ilion High School Class Of 1969 Reunion". The class of 1969 is planning our 50 year reunion to be held at the Elks Club at 8 pm on Friday 7/19/19.

Note from John Menard Administrator of the Facebook group

"Hi members of the Class of 1969!!

As everyone is undoubtedly aware it has been almost 50 years since we all left good old Ilion High. We have gone in many directions but we will always share a common bond with the village, the teachers, the school and each other. Let's celebrate and reconnect with friends we may not have seen in a long time. Plans are being made for a 50th class reunion to be held on Friday July 19th- to be followed by what is being called a mini mega class reunion for the classes of 1963-1973 to be held the next day. Details to follow.

Please pass the word to any and all classmates you know - the bigger the turnout the more fun we will all have. This page is not only to keep everyone updated on the activities of the reunion but also to share with each other memories, photos, information on classmates and friends, and anything else of interest to the class.

As plans develop we will pass them on- it should be a wonderful weekend!! We can't wait to hear from you!!!
SAVE THE DATE - JULY 19-20. (March 31, 2019)


1965 - Hosting Mini-Mega Class Reunion for Classes 1963 - 1974

IHS Reunion Celebration Classes of 1963 - 1974 Reunion

List of Those Planning on Attending

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 - (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

Mark Andrews
Bev Arsenault
Richard Barnham
Mary Callahan
Pam Charles Arrayo
John Gressell
Lonnie Rivers
Charlie French


1965 - Class 70th Birthday Bash Reunion

1965 70th Birthday Bash

The Facebook Event Class of '65 70th Birthday Party, can be found on the Facebook page.

Friday July 21 - Those who would like, we will be gathering on the Elks Lawn around 5 pm, the Doo Dah parade starts at 6 pm. Many other classmates, from other classes, always hang around there, so we should get to see many others. Bring lawn chairs if you like, but they do have some picnic tables set up and have food and drinks to purchase.

Saturday July 22 - We will have a gathering at the Maneen Pavilion around 1 PM. The Ilion Boy Scouts always have a Chicken BBQ that day, and we thought we would order from there and have it brought to the picnic. We will have other munchies and of course a large Birthday Cake!! Will be adding extra information as it gets closer...Jean Keddell Maneen (July 27, 2015)


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

Class Type Facebook url
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1960 Public - Page Ilion H.S. Class of 1960  
1965 Public - Page Ilion High School Class of 1965 Jean Keddell Maneen
1966 Public - Page Ilion HIgh School Class of 1966 Sue Beadle
1967 Public - Page Ilion High Class of 1967 Melinda Marley, Barb Griffen, John Michael Mackin, Aileen (Carney) Sweeney
1967 Public - Group Ilion High School Class of 1967 John Michael Mackin
1968 Private - Group Ilion High School Class of '68 50th Reunion Glenn Smith
1969 Public - Group Ilion High School Class Of 1969 Reunion John Menard
1970 Private - Group Ilion High Class of 1970 Kathy Burch Prior and Mary Fitzer Morse
1971 Public - Group Ilion High School Class of 1971 Mary Ann (Salvaggio) Hoffman
1973 Private - Group IHS Class of 1973 Janet Martin King
1974 Public - Page IHS Class of 1974 Janet Robinson Dodge, Geri Simonette Hendrix and Cathy Springer Bulinski
1974 Private - Group Ilion High School Class of 1974 Geri Simonette Hendrix
1975 Private - Group IHS Class of 1975 Dale Boudry and Don Engelbrecht
1976 Public - Group IHS Class of 1976 Laurie Devins Fischer
1977 Public - Page Ilion High School Class of 1977 - Page
1977 Public - Group Class of 1977 - Ilion High School - Group Tina Johnson
1979 Public Page Ilion Jr. Sr. High School Class of '79 Anonymous
1980 Public - Group Ilion High School Class of '80 30th Reunion! John Geloso and Michael Cunningham
1981 Private - Group Ilion High School Class of 1981 Reunion 2011 Sandy LeClair, LouAnn Brien-Garrison, Kelly Tallman Gehring, Dana Beran Guernsey
1982 Public - Group Ilion High School Class of 1982 Amy Manion Ponder, Kim Paugh Ferdula, Dave Morris, Joseph Fusco, Ann Calicchia Frank, Deanna Stubley
1983 Private - Group Ilion High School Class of 1983 Erin OBryan, Lisa Barton, Bambi Hoffman Luchock, John Kenealy, Renee Crossway Fultz, JoEllen Mula, Joanne L. Detore, Linda Engert, Matthew S. Brown, Jim Callister
1985 Public - Group Ilion High School Class of 1985 Kathy Sadlek Riley
1986 Public - Group Ilion High School Class of 1986 Angie Bottini Sayles
1987 Private - Group Ilion High School Class of 1987 Jackie Sweeney and Kris Ritton
1990 Public - Page Ilion High School Class of 1990 Elaine Mabry
1991 Public - Group Ilion Jr. Sr. High School Class of 1991 20th Reunion Gail Fletcher Hoffman
1992 Public - Page Ilion High School Class of 1992 Michelle A.
1994 Private - Group Ilion High School Class of '94 Gina Tyner Prego, Lisa Keddell Root, and Kristen Simonette Messmore
1995 Private - Group Class of 1995 Tricia Turley Brandenburg
1997 Private - Group Class of 1997 Kelly Richards Rowland
2002 Private - Group Ilion High School Class of 2002 Mike Baron, Andy Lytwynec, Janice Murray, Matthew Skinner
2004 Public - Group Ilion High School Class of 2004 Matt Chuff, Kristell Grace, Alicia Noel, Sonya Young
2011 Private - Group Class of 2011 Harry Ingerham, Brittany (Kinch) Marshall, Marcus Catalina, Brianna Rigo, Stephanie Gage


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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."
Her are some other details about the evening:
Friday July 21st
Ilion Moose Club
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
DJ Services and Dancing (special request for songs, please let me know)
Appetizers/Buffet Meal
$40 a couple / $25 single
PS. Since our class was one that hung out with many others from other grades they are more than welcome to attend. However, they will also be charged. Hope to see some of those from 1996 & 1998!
If you have questions, please contact Erin Bullis Dempsey, Kelly Morris Cave, or myself.
Can't wait to see you all there. In addition, please share or text your friends! The more the merrier!
Source JoAnn Grabowski Duga - Ilion Jr.-Sr. High School (July 1, 2017)


Class of 1962 55th Reunion News July 21 and 22nd 2017....

Saturday 1:00 Doty's for golfers $20.covers cart and golf.
5:30 Elks Meet-&-Greet Cocktails Cash Bar
6:30 Buffet Dinner & SHORT class meeting
7:30ish to 10:30 or so Music etc.
Per ticket cost $30.00.
Email Mike at (phone 315-868-4344) or Dana at (phone/text 508 633 4508) for more info. - Submitted by Dana Nelson (July 1, 2017)


Jim Colburn bikes across America to make Ilion High School Class of 1967 50th reunion

Instead of taking a plane, Jim Colburn, of Murrieta, California, biked cross-country for Ilion High School's Class of 1967 reunion. The journey to his sister's home in Ilion took Jim through 11 states, connecting with friends old and new along the way. The reunion is scheduled for July 21 and 22, 2017.(December 20, 2016)

See full story here: Man, 67, bikes across America to make Ilion High School reunion (Jun 19, 2017)


Class of 1977 - 40th Year Reunion Planned.....

Saturday, July 22 2017 at 5 PM
Knights of Columbus

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:
Friday at the Elks is free (cash bar)
Saturday at the Waterfront Grille Terminal Building is $30 per person.

Checks can be made payable to: IHS Class of '67 and sent to:
Nancy Curley (Collea)
88 S. Third Ave.
Ilion, NY 13357

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 or check the Ilion Alumni website. (Feb 9, 2017)


1967 Facebook Public Page and Facebook Public Group Created to share 50th Reunion Plans....

A public facing Facebook Page was created for the Class of 1967 to share Reunion news. see Ilion High Class of 1967, to share Reunion plans. Admins are Melinda Marley, John Michael Mackin, Aileen (Carney) Sweeney.(Feb 11, 2017)

A public facing Facebook Group was created for the Class of 1967 to share Reunion news. see Ilion High School Class Reunion for Class of 1967, to share Reunion plans. Admin is John Michael Mackin.(Feb 11, 2017)


10 Year Class Reunion for 2006.....

Plans for the 10 year reunion are being organized by Gretchen Olson - Check for details and tickets.

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........

Get ready to board the Erie Canal Boat Tour for a fun filled evening with your classmates . . . 3 hour cruise with entertainment, food, cocktails plus an additional hour dockside. Time is TBD - more information to follow.

Breakdown for reunion weekend.

Friday Night July 22 - parade and informal get together after. K of C Ilion

Saturday July 23 - Boat Cruise and dinner. Leave from Gems Along the Mohawk (Herkimer) @ 6:00pm. Return at 9:00pm. Cost for cruise, dinner and band will be $40 per person. We would like a head count as soon as possible. Please respond to this page if you are planning to attend. Payment info to follow. (April 16, 2016)


1966 Facebook Public Page Created to share 50th Reunion Plans....

A public facing Facebook Group was created for the Class of 1966 to share Reunion ideas/news. see Ilion HIgh School Class of 1966, to share Reunion plans. (March 6, 2016)

Thanks to all those who have sent in their reservations for the 50th Reunion. The numbers increase weekly and I am certain there are many more out there who are planning to attend. Reminder that money is due ASAP but no later than June 15th. ($35/person for Friday and Saturday) Breakfast interest is also high and it looks to be a go. We also are still trying to locate the following people:

  • Sandy Felski
  • Pam Lawrence
  • John Peterson
  • Linda Thompson Thorpe

We have had only a few letters returned but thanks to the internet we were able to track down those people. We cannot assume that all letters were indeed received by a classmate. We have not heard from many of you out there as to your decision to attend. So if you still have the response form and the envelope, I would greatly appreciate it if you could return it to me.

To date we have 46 classmates and 27 guests attending and only 8 classmates not attending. There is still plenty of time to make your decision. We hope that you will indeed plan to join us. If you have lost your letter, or have not received one, you may send your payment of $35 per person to

Kathy Donahue
130 South 5th Avenue
Ilion, NY 13357

no later than June 15th to reserve your place. If you mail a check, please make it payable to IHS Class of 1966. Let me know if you will be attending either/or Friday at the Elks and Saturday at Francesca's, and include the name of your guest. Don't forget to include your contact information.This is the total cost for Friday and Saturday events. (April 16, 2016)


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
What: Summer Picnic
When: Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 1 to 9pm
Where: Debra Smithson Wright's home
Fort Herkimer Farms, 281 Pine Grove Road, Herkimer


1-3 pm Gathering time - snacks and iced tea, lemonade, soda & water
3-5 pm Cooking/eating time - Chicken, hamburger, hotdogs, assorted side dishes, and desserts (if you have a favorite dish you would like to share, please bring it!)
5-9 pm The Boss 5 Band
7 pm "Happy Dance" dance off

We need help providing these items:
Salads, Pasta Salad, Macaroni Salad, Fruit Salad, Snacks, like chips and dips or pepperoni / cheese / cracker plates or taco dip or ???

Please bring with you (if you can)
Lawn chairs, coolers and ice. This is a BYOB event. We'll have lawn games, a photo booth, and lots of space for parking. Look for our Class of 73 banner (with balloons) on Deb's fence! If anyone is available to help with setup on Friday or Saturday, please let us know!!
THIS HAPPENING RAIN OR SHINE, so come on over!!! (July 27, 2015)


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.
Dinner, drinks and fun starting at 6 pm at the Ilion Moose Lodge.

Cost: $40 per person.
Please send checks to Mark Donahue 248 Dan Troy Drive, Williamsville, NY 14221.
Please include Class of 1995 Reunionin the memo line.
Deadline to Register: June 1, 2015 (deadline was extended until June 19)
Questions? email (June 23, 2015)


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.
We will be working on a float for this earlier in the day on a flat bed that our classmate David Brewer is providing at Jean Maneen's, 174 W. State St. After the parade there will be an informal gathering at the Ilion Elks with snacks and a cash bar.

Saturday Bill Newkirk is coordinating a golf outing, for anyone interested in signing up please contact Bill at or call him at 315-894-2196. We are looking for ideas if anyone else has something they would like to do as a group during the day on Saturday, please let us know.

Saturday evening there will be dinner and dancing at Francesca's Banquet Hall, 144 E. Main St. Ilion.
Cocktail hour from 6-7, Buffet dinner from 7-8, dancing with the Boss Five band from 8 - ?

Sunday we will have a farewell brunch at the Maneen Pavilion at 10 AM. Retired Pastor George Rolling will do a short Ecumenical Service for us before we all say our goodbyes.

Trying to keep cost of the weekend to a minimum. $30 a person should cover Fri night snacks, dinner on Sat. and brunch on Sunday, thanks to some classmates who have agreed to pitch in with a little extra cash or helping with the snacks.

Please fill out the questionnaire for our updated directory, an order form for those that CAN NOT attend and would like a shirt, sweatshirt, hat or towel mailed to them.

Please email forms to or For letters going out in the US Mail, we are enclosing a self addressed stamped envelope to Jean Maneen, 174 W. State St., Ilion, NY 13357.

If you have an email and we don't have it please send it on to us.

If you are in need of accommodations, you can go online to check what is available. We have reserved a block of 10 rooms at the Herkimer Motel, 100 Marginal Road in Herkimer, NY. Tell them you are with the IHS Class of 65 and you should get a discount. I would do so as soon as possible as there are other reunions the same weekend. There are also other Motels/Hotels at Exit 31 off the Thruway. Please return as soon as possible!!

Your Reunion Committee Send me an email or give me a call and we will let you know when we meet again. Jean Keddell Maneen, 174 W. State St., Ilion,(315)894-2034 email. (April 28, 2015)


Class of 1990 - Reunion 25 Years....

Reunion Weekend Plans are made! Please share with our classmates!

Friday Night Aug 7 - Meet-Up Crossway's Tavern
Saturday Aug 8 - 11 am Russel Park Picnic & games (family invited)
Saturday Aug 8 - Happy Hour (1 hour) Cruise 5:30 pm followed by Hot Roxx Concert (food & drink available for purchase). To purchase cruise tickets: Select/highlight Sat Aug 8 - 5:30 pm - $7.00 - 1 Hour. Purchase deadline: Tickets must be purchased before 4:30 pm on August 8

Sunday Aug 9 - Noon - Lunch Crossway's Tavern.
(April 28, 2015)


Class of 1975 - 40th Reunion Plans....

Thank you Gail Smith Krueger for providing some more details about the Class of 1975 reunion.
Doo Dah parade on Friday the 17th with an informal meeting at the Elks Club after the parade.
Saturday - 10 am tour of high school, meet at Old Baldy.
Saturday - 1 pm Erie Canal Tour for any interested.
Saturday - Golf outing, contact Don Engelbrecht at for details about golf outing.
Saturday - 5:30-10:30 Dinner, drinks and music at the Knights of Columbus
Sunday - Brunch contact Don Engelbrecht at for details about golf outing. (June 23, 2015)


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 2003 Reunion Poster

Our reunion is going to be on Saturday, August 2, 2014, from 7-10 pm at the Knights of Columbus in Ilion. Graduates of the Class of 2003 and guests are welcome. Tickets are $15 per person and include dinner, non-alcoholic drinks, and a DJ. A cash bar will be available. Tickets can be purchased from the following people: (June 28, 2014)

Chelsea Selby:, 315-868-8785
Brittani (Wesolowski) Canipe:
Niki Bennett:, 725-1900 or at Side Street bar in Mohawk
Jessie Lasher:


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
Pine Hills Golf & Country Club
Date: August 30th 2014 - Tee off time is 2:00 pm

Choose your option
1. Afternoon of Crazy Golf (drinks must be purchased in the Club House) and in the evening Hors d'oeuvres, 1 1/2 hour of open bar starting at 6 p.m. and cook your own steak dinner following for $80.00 per person.

2. Evening only with Hors d'oeuvres, 1 1/2 hour of open bar starting at 6 p.m. and cook your own steak dinner following for $60.00 per person.


1:00pm - 1:30pm - Registration
2:00pm - Shotgun start for 4 person scramble 9 Holes (Beverages must be purchased at clubhouse. No BYO.) You can bring a bag with brooms, baseball bats, hockey/lacrosse sticks, tennis rackets, pool sticks, croquet clubs, putters. (Please, no slingshots allowed)
6:00pm - Cocktail hour with margarita pizza, pepper sheared tuna, bruschetta, assorted cheeses and fruit. 3 hours of open bar - includes top shelf.
7:00pm - Rib eye steak (choice of chicken or fish available for those that do not eat steak but we need to know in advance if you want either chicken or fis.), corn on the cob, salt potatoes, sald, garlic bread.

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:

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 - Please use PayPal when purchasing tickets.

For more information, classmates can visit our group on Facebook - Ilion High School Class of '94 or email (October 12, 2013)


Class of 1988 - 25th Class reunion Plans

Friday, Nov. 29th weekend of Thanksgiving 2013
Knights of Columbus in Ilion.
Class of 88 members starts at 7:00 pm
Open to ALL IHS ALUM @ 8:00 pm
We welcome all former staff, admin and alumni
We'd love to see our siblings, friends, family, retiree's and former IHS alum join us.
Cash bar, light apps & DJ Chris Conover.
Small Cover Charge TBD.

Hope to see you there! Please spread the word!
- Vicki Coffin Judd (Oct 7, 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,

As reported by Jane Russell Nile (Sept 4, 2013)


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.

Sat July 20th @ Moose Club on Barringer Rd. 5-10pm

Tickets: $25 per person will be available for advance sale only May 1st-July 1st. Price will include buffet dinner, coffee, tea & music, desserts donated by classmates. Cash bar.

We are extending ticket sales until July 8th. You may purchase them @ Wendy's Beauty Connection 100 Morgan St Ilion or call 894-8387 Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sat. If you cannot pick them up, please send checks to Robyn Cadwell @ address listed below or call her @ (315)823-4060 so that we may have an accurate head count for caterer.:

Robyn Cadwell (memo line- "Class of 83")

339 Dockey Rd. Little Falls, NY 13365

She will hold your tickets & will hand out @ the door that evening.

For any questions-you can email me @ email

You will also find information on a closed facebook group for Ilion class of 1983. Please pass along information to classmates - most likley there will not be a mailing of information. - Bonnie Robinson Charles (June 30, 2013)


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 (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."
Please contact Matt Skinner email. (updated Sept 1, 2012)


Class of 1982 - 30 year Reunion Held....

30 year class reunion July 20 and 21, 2012
'Cocktails and Friends'
Friday evening, July 20, - at the Knights of Columbus - after the Ilion Days Parade
Event photos are on facebook

'BBQ and a Bonfire'
Saturday evening, July 21, we will gather at the SnowDrifters Club for Dinner - 5:30 pm
Adult dinner will include hors d'oeuvres, BBQ chicken & pork, roasted potatoes, Mac-n-cheese, baked beans, tossed salad, rolls, and desert, dinner catered by the 'Kings�of-Q' cash bar! attire is casual-shorts, flip flops, summer wear
Plan for Good Times, the 'Presidents Speech'(get one ready Tom), 'Amy�s Video', Music provided by a DJ, and a bon fire (remember the gorge parties!!!)
Event photos are on facebook

Saturday, July 21, day time events
IHS Class of '82 Golf Outing - Newport Golf Club, Newport NY � Saturday, July 21 at 9:00 am
Tour of the High School �time to be determined
Please contact Ann or Deanna (updated Nov 28, 2014)


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 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 Please submit all bio's by August 31st!

Ann Emerson can be reached at 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)
Saturday, July 21st at 2:00pm: Tour of IHS OR Golf Outing at Mohawk Valley Country Club.
Saturday, July 21st at 7:00pm: Drinks, dinner, and dancing at Knights of Columbus. $40 for dinner - per person and includes draft beer, wine and soda.
See for tickets/plans etc.
See facebook - Class of 1992 for additional info.
(updated July 4, 2012)


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."
Please contact Mike McCormack at 315-891-3451 (home) or email. (updated Jan 14, 2012)


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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