2021 Alumni Reunion
* Reunion Update — SATURDAY NOON LUNCHEON *
Onarga Academy will host a BBQ Lunch on campus
for attendees the Reunion attendees.
Mark your calendars, submit your 2021 reservation form and payment, and reserve your lodging for this year's Reunion. Details follow:
Saturday, October 9, 2021, is the date for our annual OMS Reunion get-together and banquet. This is the 50th anniversary for those who graduated in 1971, the 55th for those who graduated in 1966, and the 60th for those who graduated in 1961.
We plan to have our banquet at The Gilman Door, a new restaurant occupying
the old RED DOOR Grill and Lounge building across from the Gilman Super 8 Motel. According to "Our Inside Man From Gilman," the new owner is currently renovating the building, and intends to have her restaurant open and operating in time before our reunion. A cocktail hour, cash bar, will begin at 5:30 to 6:00 PM followed by dinner at 7:00 PM. The dinner will be $25.00 per person. Complete and send your 2021 reservation form along with your check, made payable to OMS Alumni Association, to John Friebel at the address listed on the form Not Later Than Thursday, September 30, 2021. This date is the last day to make reservations.
If you haven't already done so, please
click here to get your 2021 dinner reservation form.
A block of rooms at the Gilman Super 8 Motel is reserved for Friday, October 8
through Sunday, October 10. The rates for our OMS Group is $69.00 for a single Queen bedroom; $79.00 for a double Queen bedroom. The reservation telephone number for the Super 8 Motel is 815-265-7000; be sure to mention that you are with the "Onarga Military School Reservation Group."
SATURDAY MORNING BREAKFAST OPPORTUNITY (PENDING):
Traditionally, the Onarga Lions Club hosts a pancake breakfast in the dining
room of the Onarga Academy. OA has yet to decide to host this event, but if it is held, all Reunion attendees are invited to participate. We'll keep you posted.
Our annual business meeting will be held in the Auditorium at 2:00 PM on
October 9, 2021. Members should send agenda item(s) for discussion by email/snail mail to Mark Hayden not later than September 30, 2021.
Pictures and other memorabilia will be on display in our Alumni Room in the
Auditorium basement. The Onarga Historical Society may also be open to visitors for an historic glimpse of Onarga's past, as well as some OMS memorabilia.
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