Yorkville High School alumni from throughout the years gathered at the Kendall County Fairgrounds to reminisce, catch up, and celebrate Homecoming.
At the third annual reunion for multiple classes of the high school, the walls of the fairgrounds hall were covered in memorabilia dating back to the 1940s. Class photos, athletic gear, clothing, programs and school spirit paraphernalia filled the space, collected and curated by alums and organizer April Morganegg.
Patti Gabel Norr, a graduate of the class of 1969, attended to celebrate her 50th reunion.
"We didn't just hang around with our own class, our own class year. At that time, Yorkville was smaller than what it is now," Norr said. "We really enjoy it, because you hung around with classes behind you and classes ahead of you."
"When they have just your own class, there was more people that you wanted to talk to and see...it keeps growing and growing, we keep getting more people. We get more stuff donated from the different classes," she said.
William Meyer, a member of the class of 1963, also had high praise for the event and the benefits for the older classes of YHS alumni.
"We're not into the social media like today is...my wife and I have been coming to this since April started it, and I won't miss it," he said. "Last year, I saw people that I haven't seen since I graduated. That's pretty wild."
The multi-class reunion was started three years ago, following the Yorkville School District 115 Board of Education's decision to change the date of the annual Yorkville High School Homecoming Parade from Saturday morning to Thursday evening during Homecoming Week.