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Past Reunions:

BHS Class of 73 Reunion
Details: We're starting early planning for our 50th Class Reunion. Please contact me with your email address so we can update the class roster. Thanks.
When: Undetermined
Invited Classes: 1973
Event Details
Class of 1965
Location: Holiday Inn
Details: Friday night at Lakeside, Saturday at the Holiday Inn, off Rabb Road in Normal.
When: Friday, October 9th, 2020 (multiple event dates, click here for full details)
Invited Classes: 1965
Event Details
50th Reunion
When: Friday, July 26th, 2019 (multiple event dates, click here for full details)
Invited Classes: 1969
Event Details
45th Reunion BHS Class of 73
Location: Gill Street Bar and Grill
Details: Class, we have a reunion date! July 6-8.
We’ll meet Friday 6 pm July 6 at Gill Street Bar and Grill.
You’ll be getting more information as other events are confirmed. No $$ required as this will be pay as you go.
If you can RSVP it will be appreciated.
I’ll also be updating info by email,, and BHS
Hope to see you there.
When: Friday, July 6th, 2018 (multiple event dates, click here for full details)
Invited Classes: 1973
Event Details
Class of 1978 40th Reunion in August 2018
Location: Fri: Ride the Nines, Sat: Crestwicke CC
Details: Class reunion information and registration at class website. Log in to your profile page and join the site, and upload your photos and update your profile to keep classmates up to date.
When: Friday, August 3rd, 2018 (multiple event dates, click here for full details)
Invited Classes: 1978
Event Details
2017 Class of 1977 Reunion
Location: ISU Stadium Club
Details: Join us for the Class of 1977's 40-year reunion weekend!

Friday July 28 HAPPY HOUR
5 - 7 p.m.
Gill Street Sports Bar and Restaurant (Back Patio)
3002 Gill St., Bloomington
($10 per person with a cash bar and appetizers)

Saturday July 29 REUNION
7 – 11 p.m.
Stadium Club, atop ISU's Hancock Stadium (for a glimpse: )
($42 per person with lots of food; lemonade, ice tea provided; and a cash bar)

We hope you can join us for fun, laughter, memories, and making new memories!
We will have music from our era, a video slideshow and lots of time to catch up
from 40 years of life!

Reunion Committee: Lori Lapan Lenahan, Susan Hultgren Chancellor,
Cathy Locke Mansfield and Jenny Hill Scott


Please complete, detach and mail with your CHECK or Money Order payable to:
Cathy Mansfield, 1213 Brentwood Ct., Normal, IL 61761

Name: ______________________________

Guest Name: ______________________________

# attending: Friday’s Happy Hour ______ x $10 = $____________

# attending: Saturday’s Reunion ______ x $42 = $____________

Total $____________
When: Saturday, July 29th, 2017 (multiple event dates, click here for full details)
Invited Classes: 1977
Event Details
35th class Reunion of the class of 1982
Details: We are planning a school sporting event for Friday night, so dress appropriately for the weather, with drinks afterwards. Then on Saturday we are planning a dinner
When: Friday, September 22nd, 2017 (multiple event dates, click here for full details)
Invited Classes: 1982
Event Details
Class of 1973 60th Birthday Party
Location: Gill Street Bar and Grill - Patio Area
Details: Please send your name (including maiden name if applicable) and email address to Debbie Barnett Balcaitis at for e-mail updates. Also please join our facebook page - BHS 1973 Alumni.
When: Saturday, August 1st, 2015
Invited Classes: 1973
Event Details
25 Year Class Reunion - Join -
Location: Swingers Grille
Date: August 1, 2015
Time: 6:00 P.M.
Place: Swinger Grille -

Please submit payment by Paypal to:
Please note with the names of those attending and your maiden name if married. If you do not have Paypal you can email for a mailing address.

Advance by 6/15/15 = $30.00 per person
Late by 7/01/15 = $35.00 per person
At The Door = $40 per person

We are excited about an evening of great food, cocktails, music and entertainment with some old friends! Casual attire. We have reserved the bottom deck and clubs will be provided for a little competition. There is OTB if you are feeling lucky. We have the old class videos to show, an 80's backdrop for group pictures will be setup and a few more surprises!

Date: Friday, July 31st @ 7pm
Six Strings -
We have reserved the VIP area for the evening.
CASH BAR - drink specials will be provided.
80's Music to practice your moves on the dance floor.

Please join the Facebook group for more details - or email
When: Saturday, August 1st, 2015
Invited Classes: 1989, 1990, 1991
Event Details
Class of 1983 Reunion
Location: US Cellular Coliseum
When: Friday, July 26th, 2013 (multiple event dates, click here for full details)
Invited Classes: 1983
Event Details
35th Reunion Class of 1978
Location: Lakeside Country Club - Bloomington, IL
Details: Friday 08/09/2013 get together at Ride the Nines, Prospect Ave, Bloomington, IL
When: Saturday, August 10th, 2013
Invited Classes: 1978
Event Details
BHS Class of 1973 - 40 Year Reunion
Location: See below for details
Details: Dear Bloomington High School 1973 Classmates, You're invited to a “CLASS OF 1973 ALL INTERCITY HIGH SCHOOL 40 YEAR REUNION”, to be held on Saturday, June 29, 2013, at 15 Country Club Place, Bloomington, from 6:00 to 11:00 pm. Bloomington, Central Catholic, Normal Community and University High Schools have worked together to plan what should be a very memorable reunion. Greg and Heather Shepard will be hosting the event at their home and their generosity is indeed appreciated and remarkable. Appetizers and drinks will be catered by Biaggi's and Greg has hired a band from Chicago (The Nicole Earich Orchestra at Dress will be casual. Their home will provide a great setting for an extraordinary evening! We hope you will be able to come celebrate with us! Additional Details 1). Friday, June 28th - Each school plans to have a separate function on Friday evening. Our class will meet in the outdoor area at Gill Street Sportsbar. This will be a very informal gathering with a cash bar and appetizers beginning at 6:00 p.m. Gill Street is located at 3002 Gill Street in Bloomington, close to the corner of GE and Airport Roads. Their number is 309-661-6387. 2). Saturday, June 29th - The cost for Saturday evening is $10 per person attending. Please send payment to BHS Class of 1973, 3127 Monterey Road, Bloomington, IL 61704 and make checks payable to BHS Class of 1973. Please remit payment or let us know you will not be able to attend as soon as possible. To alleviate parking concerns on Country Club Place, please park at Bloomington High School in the lot nearest the corner of Towanda Avenue and Empire Street. A party bus will shuttle guests to and from the Shepards. The party bus will also be available following the party to accommodate those in need of a ride home. 3). Hotel Accommodations – We have made arrangements with the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites – Bloomington-Airport for a deeply discounted room rate for Friday and Saturday nights. This discounted rate is only guaranteed for reservations made by May 1st. Contact Al Bates for details at 309-532-1860. 4). Missing/Deceased Classmates – For a list of missing and deceased classmates please e-mail Debbie Barnett Balcaitis at or call Al Bates at 309-532-1860. 5). Class Facebook Page – Our class Facebook page is “BHS Alumni 1973”. If you have not yet joined us on our Facebook page, please consider doing so. It's a great way to keep in touch with classmates and we post class messages there as well. 6). RSVP – Each school is contacting its own classmates. Our common goal is to contact as many as possible and have an approximate count of those attending by May 15th. PLEASE E-MAIL Debbie Barnett Balcaitis at or call Al Bates at 309-532-1860 AS SOON AS POSSIBLE WITH THE NUMBER OF GUESTS ATTENDING. IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND, PLEASE LET US KNOW THAT AS WELL.
When: Saturday, June 29th, 2013
Invited Classes: 1973
Event Details
40 Year Class Reunion
Details: Our 40 year reunion will be this summer so save the dates - June 28th and June 29th! Saturday, June 29th, will be a celebration with all four Intercity high schools. Our classmate, Greg Shepard, has graciously agreed to host the Saturday reunion party at his home. Friday, June 28th, will be a celebration for BHS Class of 1973 only - We're still working on the details for it! We will follow up with additional postings on our facebook page - BHS 1973 Alumni. If you haven't joined yet - please do. As always - please, please spread the news to all classmates you may be in touch with!
When: Friday, June 28th, 2013
Invited Classes: 1973
Event Details
BHS Class of 1961 Reunion
Location: Marriott Hotel & Conference Center - 201 Broadway Avenue - Normal, Illinois - 309-862-8068
Details: There will also be activities on September 23, 2011
When: Saturday, September 24th, 2011
Invited Classes: 1961
Event Details
Upcoming Reunion
Location: This is a place holder date... we are stating planning for a reunion. please email Jim Bryant with your mailing address, telephone number so class database can be updated. The price below is bogus so we can get the announcement out. DO NOT SEND MONE
When: Friday, June 22nd, 2012
Invited Classes: 1968
Event Details
Class of '73 - 55th Birthday Party in 2010
Location: TBD
Details: It's time for a party! Al Bates is planning a get-together for us this summer to celebrate our 55th birthdays. It will be held Friday, July 30th, so save the date and pass the word around! Details will be sent later. To receive class information and updates, PLEASE SEND YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS TO: Debbie Barnett Balcaitis at
When: Friday, July 30th, 2010
Invited Classes: 1973
Event Details
Class of 1990 Reunion
When: Friday, August 6th, 2010
Invited Classes: 1990
Event Details
Location: to be determined
Details: The reunion committee has met and is working through the details of our reunion. No location determined yet. We will have events on Friday and Saturday evenings (July 30,31). Please email me with your contact info so we can make sure to keep you posted on details. Thanks!
When: Saturday, July 31st, 2010
Invited Classes: 1970
Event Details
BHS Class of 1978 Reunion - 50th Birthday Party
Location: Tri-Lakes Club, South Bunn St, Bloomington, IL - - Please update your email address at soon! We need to reach you with updates. Thanks!!!!
Details: Please RSVP (either way) at Please send us an email, so we can send updates! Watch for Updates at and here at the BHS Alumni page
When: Saturday, July 3rd, 2010
Invited Classes: 1978
Event Details
Summer 2010 - Class of 1990 - 20 Year Reunion
Location: The details are still in the works,
When: Undetermined
Invited Classes: 1990
Event Details
50th Class Reunion
Location: At BHS and Marriott Hotel, Uptown Normal
Details: Just want to make sure our classmates know we have set our reunion to be Oct. 1 - 3rd, 2010. Please Email me (Rose) if you haven't been contacted by us by now. We have a number of classmates we don't have snail and email addresses for.
When: Friday, October 1st, 2010
Invited Classes: 1960
Event Details
Register for the Sweet Sixteen Class Reunion
When: Undetermined
Invited Classes: 1993
Event Details
25th Reunion
Location: Gill Street Bar and Grill - 3002 Gill Street - Bloomington - - ALSO, August 15th 12:30 pm Family Picnic - Maxwell Park Shelter - 1898 Braden Drive - Normal
When: Friday, August 14th, 2009
Invited Classes: 1984
Event Details
1974 35th Class Reunion
Location: Times Past Inn - 1216 Towanda Ave. - Bloomington, Illinois 61701
Details: Make check payable to Melvin Babb, send to 1974 Class reunion 604 Tomahawk Ct. Heyworth, Illinois 61745 More info at
When: Sunday, September 6th, 2009
Invited Classes: 1974
Event Details
20th Reunion
Location: The Loft (above Central Station)
Details: Hors d'oeuvres, cash bar and 80's music. Tickets can be purchased at Please purchase by 8/1/09. Remember this is by word of mouth only no formal invitations will be sent out. So please pass along!
When: Saturday, August 8th, 2009
Invited Classes: 1989
Event Details
20th Reunion
Location: Fat Jacks
Details: Nothing formal just meet and mingle. No charge to come this night.
When: Friday, August 7th, 2009
Invited Classes: 1989
Event Details
BHS "Sweet 16" Reunion Day in the Park
Location: Tipton Trails Park - 2410 G.E. Road - (corner of College Ave. and Airport Rd.)
Details: Bring your own food as well as your spouse, children or just yourself to this family-friendly gathering at the park! For those who'd like meals, we'll cater Avanti's picnic sandwiches for $5.
When: Sunday, August 16th, 2009
Invited Classes: 1993
Event Details
BHS '93 Sweet Sixteen Reunion Cocktail/Dinner Party (main event)
Location: The Loft - 220 E. Front Street
Details: The venue will be closed exclusively for our group. Enjoy a private, sit-down dinner complete with welcome announcements and a photo slide show. The $15.00 price includes meal and drinks. After 9 pm, the place will be open to the public. Feel free to invite your friends and family to attend then. (Additional details coming soon).
When: Saturday, August 15th, 2009
Invited Classes: 1993
Event Details
BHS "Sweet 16" Reunion Weekend Bar Night/Welcome Drinks
Location: Windjammer - 2303 Stern Driver
Details: Although they can't close the entire bar for us, Windjammer has agreed to reserve indoor tables and booths as well as the open been garden for our group. Drink specials include "The Purple Raider" in honor of the festivities.
When: Friday, August 14th, 2009
Invited Classes: 1993
Event Details
40th Reunion
Location: Aug 7-Swingers Grille @7pm - Aug 8-Interstate Center 5:30pm
Details: this is a reunion with NCHS and UHigh website is
When: Saturday, August 8th, 2009
Invited Classes: 1969
Event Details
20 Year Reunion
Location: To be announced
Details: Right now we're just getting started planning. We'll have more information for you soon. We're keeping it very informal. We are not going to do mailed invitations, it will strictly be word of mouth and internet. We'll have a website up soon, We'll post more info when we have it.
When: Saturday, August 8th, 2009
Invited Classes: 1989
Event Details
BHS Class of '79 Reunion
Location: Doubletree Hotel - - Mail your check to Lisa (Phipps) Klatt at 1205 Mt Vernon Dr Bloomington, IL 61704
Details: There will be a happy hour gathering on July 2nd also at Gill Street Bar
When: Friday, July 3rd, 2009
Invited Classes: 1979
Event Details
Evening Event
Location: The Loft - Bloomington, IL
Details: We are working on another event for the daytime, but please mark your calendars for Saturday, August 22, 2009! Please email your contact information to: Make sure to include your name (especially if it has changed), mailing address, and email address. Thank you!
When: Saturday, August 22nd, 2009
Invited Classes: 1999
Event Details
B.H.S. Class of 1963 - Fall Homecoming Reunion
Location: The American Hungarian Club - 1520 Calhoun Street, Bloomington, Illinois 61701
Details: The Homecomimg Game starts at 7:00p.m. rather than previously stated at 7:30p.m. Game is with Deccatur Eisenhower.
When: Friday, October 17th, 2008
Invited Classes: 1963
Event Details
BHS Class of 1963 - 45th Reunion
Location: Ameircan Hungarian Club - 1520 North Calhoun Street - Bloomington, Illinois 61701
Details: Social Gathering and Cook-out on Saturday, October 18th starting at 4:00 p.m. also at the American Hungarian Club - 1520 North Calhoun Street, Bloomington, Illinois 61701
When: Friday, October 17th, 2008
Invited Classes: 1963
Event Details

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