The IHS Class of 1969 still holds Iola and the academic benefits they received in this small town, 50 years ago, close to their hearts and are all about showing it. Members of the class came together for a long weekend recently, to not only celebrate their 50 year reunion, but to recognize the Allen Community College for their part in making us who we are. Returning class members spent June 21 through 23 taking a serious trip back to life in 1969. Friday night they gathered at the home of classmate Tom Brigham and wife, Judy, at legendary Concreto for food, fun and memories.
Saturday morning class members gathered for brunch at the Iola Office of classmate, Richard Zahns at 210 N. Washington, which many remember as Quality Packaging Products in 1969, right next door to The Iola Coca Cola Bottling.
From there, they spread out to take a melancholy walk around our famous Iola square, see the bandstand, tour their alma mater and jump on board Iolas own trolley to return to Riverside Park among other memorable spots.