Her life in the Valley of Riches

This week’s edition may look a little different from years past right before an Illinois Valley High School Alumni weekend. I was told by IVHS Alumni and Friends Association President Donna Tellyer that there would not be a 2023 IVHS Alumni newsletter this year due to the high cost, therefore there will not be a copy of it in the newspaper. Being in the newspaper business, I can certainly understand the budgeting issues.
This year, IVHS classes are posting their parties on the Facebook page. Our buddy Chris Duncan Leppert would be sad, but it is a sign of the times.
Tellyer wrote, “We are in the process of reorganizing and it is taking more time than expected. There will be at least 4 classes having reunions: 1973, 1978, 2003 and 2008. There is an IVHS Alumni and Friends on Facebook that will have current news.”
So, I did poke around a little on Facebook for our readers. The website is https://www.facebook.com/IVHSAlumni/ and here are some tidbits you should be aware of:
-Class of 1973 50th Reunion Taylor’s Sausage Friday, June 30, 4 p.m. $20 buffet and then Saturday at Gutierrez’ house, 1301 Crooks Creek, Selma at 2 p.m. Please RSVP by texting Randi at 541-415-8511
-Class of 1978, Friday, June 30 at 27754 Redwood Hwy CJ. 4-8 p.m., Social gathering. Bring outside chairs, and your own picnic lunch and drinks and then Saturday, July 1 at Taylor’s Country Store CJ at 5 p.m. for dinner with the class, order from the menu Scott T. will have for us.
-Class of 1983 – 40 year reunion lunch is at Pizza Deli between 11:30 and 1:30. Please contact brigby1983@gmail.com, or text 425-417-8305 so there is a head count.
-Class of 1993 is planning a Reunion Event Sunday, July 2, 2023 at Bridgeview Winery that will be open to all alumni and friends from 2-5 p.m. Contact: Kristen David, ksd@ksdlawpc.com
-Class of 2008 will be celebrating their 15 year reunion Saturday, July 1 at the Pizza Deli from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the back room.
-Classes of 2007 and 2008 that participated in the Lorna Byrne time capsule in 2003: It will be dug up and opened this reunion weekend!Join us at Pizza Deli Saturday, July 1 at 6:30 in the back room. If you are unable to attend please contact Tim Talty and we will make arrangements to get you your items.
-Illinois Valley Senior Center is serving breakfast Saturday, July 1, All you can eat Breakfast, Adults are $9 and children under 11 yrs. $4.
-Soap Box Derby, July 1, on Schumacher St. Get information packet at CJsoapboxderby@gmail.com or Trillium Bakery or I.V. News – see ad in paper for details.
-Alumni Golf Tournament July 1, patio open and live music – see ad in paper for details.
Well, I hope this helps make your alumni weekend special. I look forward to taking photos at the Soap Box Derby and Golf Tournament. Call me if you would like a class reunion photo 541-660-5191 or download your photos on the Facebook page or email laura@theivnews.com.
Be sure to check out the new Roger Brandt Field plaque at Jubilee Park in the baseball field. Next week’s issue I will have an article with a Brandt interview to learn all about his volunteer adventures.
Remember, you can now keep up with your hometown news online subscription at https://www.theivnews.com/.
Thank you for picking up this week’s edition. Enjoy!