* No plans for a 2017 reunion at this time

Cheylin All-School Alumni Reunion 

July 30, 2016
There was a nice turnout for this year’s meal and program held at the American Legion Hall in Bird City.  

This year, we celebrated graduates from 1976 through 2016.  Special guest and speaker was Jeff Montgomery, 1992 Cheylin Graduate, who spoke of good memories about Cheylin and our two communities, and humored the crowd with his comical side.  

The evening ended with reminiscing, catching up and enjoying music by DJ Kelly Simmonds with a street dance out front of the Legion.

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.


Cheylin Class of 1989

Cheylin Class of 1989

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.