Ilion Alumni-All Classes/Sesquicentennial Mega-Reunion
October 11, 12, 13 - 2002


Alumni JamFest and Multi-Party Celebrations

at Herkimer County Community College

Friday and Saturday Evenings - October 11 and 12, 2002

Post Reunion Meeting - Sunday, October 20 - 7 pm - Municipal Bldg. Auditorium

All interested parties were invited to attend the mega-reunion meetings!

In December of 2002, the Ilion Central School District expected to near completion of a $32 million building project, which included major addition to the high school facility. As part of the year long Sesquicentennial Celebration and to celebrate the district's building project, plans were begun for a Super-Sized All-Class reunion scheduled Columbus Day Weekend, Fall 2002. This celebration was an open invitation to all alumni (graduates or not) of IHS, foreign exchange students, retired and current faculty & staff, family and friends.

  • JamFest - 2003 If you missed the MegaReunion, here was your chance to experience what others raved about. It was a Reunion 'Reunion' of Ilion's rockin' musicians scheduled for July 2003 during 'Ilion Days'. Click here for all the details.(April 10, 2003)
  • Comments about the reunion - read alumni reactions to the event after and before it was held.
  • Photographs of the Reunion
  • Retro Band Photos -      Legends      The Corner Store       The Boss V
  • Schedule of Events - See the Schedule for details on all the events
  • Attendees List - See who registered to attend the reunion.
  • Donors - be the first from your class on the list!
  • Volunteers - See who made this reunion possible
  • Class Contacts - List of Alumni who may have provided class lists.
  • Registration Form - We accepted registrations until we reached capacity.
  • Commemorative Engraved Brick Paver Fundraising Project - Learn more about the Ilion Central School District Foundation's project (April 19, 2002)
  • Forms - used to communicate with alumni and register for the reunion
  • Class Counts - Graduation Class Size Chart
  • Oldest Living Alumnus - We were looking for the oldest living alumnus. If you had an idea who it was, we asked you to please use the Volunteer/Submit News form to send that person's name, class year and address to the ReunionCommittee.
  • Mega Reunion Headquarters - The village of Ilion Sesquicentennial Committee fund-raising headquarters, which opened on July 1, become the Ilion Mega Reunion Headquarters in Eckerd's Mall for the month of August. Recent updated lists of those registered for the reunion were posted in the windows. A collection of Ilion Central School memorabilia was on display. Information regarding the October MegaReunion was on hand. A variety of Sesquicentennial souvenirs, gifts, home decorations, heirloom collections, including shirts, prints, cups and ornaments were offered. Registration Forms for the Mega Reunion were available. Reunion Volunteers were needed to help during hours that the Sesquicentennial/MegaReunion headquarters were open. Alice and Don Hall, coordinated this effort to help the reunion committee.
  • Incomplete Class Lists - We did not receive complete class lists for the following classes. Therefore, alumni in these classes may not have received a Reunion Newsletter or registration form. A registration form could be obtained on this web site and at the Ilion Public Library.

  • 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1944, 1953, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1980 thru 1985, 1987, 1992 thru 2002 (June 2, 2002)

We expected 1000+ alumni and guests to attend reunion weekend. The Official Reunion Newsletter was mailed the first week of May. Only alumni who were on official class lists, as of April 12, 2002, received the newsletter. We posted the list of people who should have received the Newsletter. If you know of a classmate, relative, or friend whose name/address does not appear on the list, please notify these people of the upcoming reunions. Anyone missing from the list could obtain a registration form, from this web site. Many thanks to Jean Keddell Maneen '65 and Barb Keddell Griffin '67 for creating the newsletter. Bob Stubbs '75, we couldn't have done it without you! We are grateful for the assistance of Ken Long for helping us to get the newsletter printed in such a timely manner. And a huge thank you to all the alumni who turned out to help fold, tab and label these newsletters!

This once in a lifetime celebration could only occur with help from you. Thank you for your ideas and volunteer efforts to help make this happen. Alumni contacted us by using the Mega-Reunion Committee's Volunteer/Feedback Submission Form

We welcomed any representatives from any of the classes!


Try to Remember
The Fantasticks - Lyrics by Tom Jones
Try to remember the kind of September
When life was slow and oh, so mellow
Try to remember the kind of September
When grass was green and grain was yellow
Try to remember the kind of September
When you were a tender and callow fellow
Try to remember and if you remember, then follow'
Try to remember when life was so tender
That no one wept except the willow
Try to remember when life was so tender
That dreams were kept beside your pillow
Try to remember when life was so tender
That love was an ember about to billow
Try to remember and if you remember, then follow
Deep in December it's nice to remember
Although you know the snow will follow
Deep in December it's nice to remember
Without the hurt the heart is hollow
Deep in December, it's nice to remember
The fire of September that made us mellow
Deep in December our hearts will remember
And follow


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