Starting in 2009, VAFA took on the responsibility of planning an All-School Reunion celebration during the Villisca Heritage Days every four years. Pictured at the right is the 2013 All-School Reunion Alumni Choir in the city park. Directed by Kay (Lewis) Fast ’76, a very diverse group of individuals who love to sing joined together to fill the park with some great music. The next reunion will be held in 2017.
First 50 Fun Day
In 2010, VAFA sponsored a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the VHS Gymnasium. It was a day long event which included a Fun Run/Walk, a 3 on 3 Tournament, a demonstration of girl’s six-on-six basketball, a program featuring the 1968 Villisca girl’s team and the 2009 Villisca boy’s team. The program and displays celebrated the accomplishments of the many groups who have used the gym for sports, music, drama and art displays.
VAFA Preserves Class Composite Photos
With word that there were some of the class composites stored at the Armory that were deteriorating, VAFA made it a project to capture VHS class composites digitally. The composites are available by decade on DVD. A interactive display of the photographs is being planned for the Community Center. All but a handful of class photos were located and captured. Special thanks go to Peggy Vermillion for photographing the composites and Gene Behrens for getting them on the DVD.
Watch for information about the media presentation of the collected composites which has gone up at the Community Center.