Cheylin All-School Alumni Reunion (1976-2016)
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Meal and Program – Alumni and spouse/guest
Speaker – Jeff Montgomery, 1992 Cheylin Graduate
Street Dance – Open to public
American Legion Hall, Bird City
Doors open at 5 p.m.; Meal served at 6:30 p.m.
Babysitting will be available across the street; Services provided as a fundraiser for JH/HS Cheylin cheerleaders.
Purchase tickets for $15 at The Bank, Hometown Market or McDonald Grocery; or reserve tickets and pay at the door by calling 785-734-2556.
Advanced reservation or purchase is needed for meal preparation!
August 1, 2015
Several Cheylin Alumni gathered on Saturday, August 1, 2015 for this year’s Cheylin Alumni Reunion. A few of the classes held their own class parties prior to heading down to the Legion Hall that evening. Kerby Krien catered the meal again this year with scrumptious pulled pork and side salads. A street dance, with music provided by Kelly Simmonds, was held on 4th Street in front of the Legion. It was a big hit, with a night packed full FUN, LAUGHTER & GOOD MEMORIES!!
Check out “Cheylin Alumni Reunion” on Facebook to stay updated on next year’s plans!! MARK YOUR CALENDAR for Saturday, July 30, 2016 as it is always held in conjunction with the Tri-State Antique Engine and Thresher Show weekend.
August 2 & 3, 2014
A group of Cheylin Alumni worked together to organize a Cheylin Alumni Reunion for all graduates from 1976-2014. The last all school reunion was held 13 or 14 years ago, so after a little brainstorming, it was decided to incorporate the reunion with this year’s Tri-State Antique Engine and Thresher Show.
The reunion kicked off Saturday evening, Aug 2nd, with supper in the Legion Hall, come and go, between 6-8pm. Canda Orten and (Cheylin graduate) Kerby Krien were in charge of the evening’s meal, consisting of Authentic Mexican Tacos, Ribs (Full and Half Slab), Pulled Pork, and a number of sides to choose from. More than 100 people enjoyed the delicious food options made available at the Legion; while others made their way into Big Ed’s for their evening meal.
A street dance was the main event of the reunion, with Kelly Simmonds (also a Cheylin graduate) owner of Cat-5 DJ Service out of Colby, entertaining the crowd till midnight. Several alumni and their families spent the evening dancing, socializing, laughing and reminiscing. The Cheylin JH and HS cheerleaders camped out for a few hours in the Senior Center, playing games and watching movies with a handful of younger kids (21 to be exact).
On Sunday, a smaller group met at the park to enjoy a potluck lunch and visiting. Both kids and ‘kids at heart’ spent some time getting their faces painted by the Cheylin HS cheerleaders.
The reunion seemed to be enjoyed by all, with many already asking when the next one will be. Making this an annual event, or every couple of years, is now the topic of discussion. Chime in and voice your opinion on the Cheylin Alumni Reunion Facebook page.