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Arthur Alumni Association announces information for upcoming homecoming events

Please find below all the information about Homecoming for 2022. Dates are Friday and Saturday, October 7 and 8. The alumni association is NOT mailing information this year; everything will be sent via email. If we do not have your email address, please send it to for our records. If you have questions, please send an email to the same address.

Arthur Alumni
Association Officers
Steve Jurgens, President
Betty Phalen, Secretary
Billie Bernius, Treasurer
Marty Yeakel, Corresponding Secretary


ARTHUR LOVINGTON ATWOOD HAMMOND HIGH SCHOOL will be celebrating Homecoming 2022 on Friday and Saturday, October 7 and 8


Homecoming Parade. There is no school on Friday because of a mandatory Regional Office of Education meeting for all faculty and staff so parade time is still to be determined but hopefully it will be close to the same time of 2 or 2:30. We will let everyone know as soon as the time has been decided.

Tour of school following parade. Meet in the FCC room (Home Ec room to most of you) after the parade for a tour of the school led by school administration.

Football game with Arcola at 7 p.m. on Wilson Field.


27th Annual Alumni Golf Outing. Kaskaskia Country Club. Tee off 10 a.m.; please arrive by 9 a.m. Open to alumni and spouses. $60 entry fee for nonmembers; $40 entry fee for members. Lunch included. Please pay by cash or check made to Kaskaskia Country Club on the day of the outing. For additional information contact Jason Yeakel at

Homecoming Banquet and Coronation. Enjoy a buffet style meal at 6 p.m. with fellow alumni in the west gymnasium at the high school. Catering will be provided by Yoder’s Kitchen. There will be a social hour beginning at 5 p.m. for a time to visit with classmates and friends and enjoy some light snacks before the meal and program begin. The alumni association would like to note that we do have a backup plan if for some reason we are unable to use the high school gym. (reservation information at the end of this email)

A special invitation is extended to the 25 year class of 1997 as well as the 50 year class of 1972. We actually have a unique opportunity as well to celebrate and honor those classes we were unable to recognize the last two years. We will have a short program to introduce not only the Classes of 1972 and 1997 but will also be introducing those in attendance from the Classes of 1970 and 1971.

The Homecoming dance is at 8 p.m. in the east gym with coronation at 9 p.m.


The Alumni Association is pleased to announce that long time teachers and coaches Val Cornwell and Dale Schuring will be honored this year at the banquet as Honorary Alumni, joining the ranks of many former teachers and townspeople who have been recognized in the past.

50/50 RAFFLE

Drawing will be held at the alumni banquet on Saturday. Money from this fundraiser helps defray the cost of the banquet, printing, decorations and other expenses of the alumni association. The last winner received over $850. Tickets are $5 each.

Send your name and phone number along with $5 for each ticket to the address listed below. Thank you very much for your support.


Because of the cost of mailing we are no longer sending Homecoming information via USPS. If you haven’t already, please provide the alumni association with your email address by sending to Please include the year you graduated on any information as well. We will also do our best to get Homecoming and other pertinent information to alumni via the Arthur Graphic-Clarion, the Record Herald News and social media. There is an Arthur High School Alumni Facebook page. If you haven’t already, we ask that you become a member of that group.


Arthur will be celebrating our town’s 150th anniversary in 2023. With that in mind, the sesquicentennial committee has put together a calendar for the year with many historical photographs and dates. We hope to have those available at the Homecoming banquet and/or at events throughout Homecoming weekend.


Cost of the buffet will be $25 which includes social hour, dinner, awards presentations and a free pass to the Homecoming dance and coronation. Please send your reservation(s) to Alumni Association, PO Box 21, Arthur, IL 61911.

Please include number of reservations for the banquet, names of those attending, and year of graduation (where appropriate). 50/50 raffle tickets and money can be included with reservation. Make checks payable to the Alumni Association. Please respond by September 14, 2022. For questions, call 217-543-2375 or send email to If unable to attend, please note that donations are accepted and welcomed!


District #305 Education Foundation works with local businesses, alumni and community groups to complement and enhance the educational opportunities of students attending schools in the communities of Arthur, Lovington, Atwood and Hammond. Tax-deductible donations through the foundation provide educational enrichment programs, services and activities. For more information or to make a donation:
301 East Columbia, Arthur, Illinois 61911 Phone: 217-543-2511, Email:



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