Class Reunions 2023

Whatever stage of life, it's good to reconnect with people who are part of your story. We support five-year reunion gatherings by hosting a picnic Friday evening, breakfast Saturday morning, and lunch options to purchase on Saturday where groups can reserve tables to gather informally. We also help class coordinators communicate with classmates, provide space free of charge in the school, and share ideas for gatherings.

Details about reunions for classes ending in 3 and 8 during Homecoming 2023 will be added below as we receive them.

If you have questions or would like to help with your class reunion, contact or phone 540-236-6025. Erin Kennedy Hess is ready to help!

*Registration is open. Your registration is especially helpful as we prepare food for the Homecoming Picnic, Friday at 5 p.m., and Homecoming Breakfast, Saturday at 8:30 a.m.

Homecoming picnic
Homecoming class reunion header
Homecoming 2018 tailgate

Class of 2023: Visit with classmates at the volleyball or soccer games. EMS Advancement Office will provide snacks at the soccer game. Coordinate with Erin Kennedy Hess,

Class of 2018: Fri. 7 p.m., The Johnson's home. Join us for a time to catch up and enjoy one another's company! Finger foods will be provided. Coordinator, Bethany Shultz,

Class of 2013: Sat. 6 p.m., The Golden Pony for drinks and food. Coordinator: Caleb Townsend,

Class of 2008: Sat., 6 p.m., Grand Caverns Park Shelter. The class reunion committee will be providing pizza and asking everyone to bring sides. Coordinator: Clark Driver,, Austin Shank and Nathan Hershberger.

Class of 2003: Saturday, Noon. Meet at Community Mennonite Church for a catered meal. Following the meal, people are invited to head to Showalter's Orchard near Timberville for apple picking, cider, food, and play area for the kids. Coordinators: Ian Swartz, and Lee Hartman.

Class of 1998: Coordinator: David Wingfield,

Class of 1993: Fri, 5 p.m. Homecoming Picnic. Go to Homecoming Registration to register. 8 p.m. Pale Fire Brewing Co., informal gathering no R.S.V.P. necessary. Sat. evening, gathering EMS, in the FCS room (Home Ec). 5:30 p.m., catered dinner from Chipotle. Coordinator: Christine Fairfield, and Andrew Zapanta.

Class of 1988: Fri., 5 p.m. Homecoming Picnic, hosted by Vonda Driver. Go to Homecoming Registration to register for the picnic. Contact Vonda,, if willing to organize a second gathering.

Class of 1983: Fri., 9 - 11 p.m., The Ridge Room. Sat., 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. lunch at Calvary Mennonite Fellowship School. 2:30ish, hike to High Knob Fire Tower. Coordinator: Janet Heatwole Hostetter, or 540-560-9504 and Janice Gandy.

Class of 1978:  Sat.,10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rocktown Kitchen. Coordinator: Jim Blauch

UPDATE: Gathering at Park View Mennonite Church, Saturday, between 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. Meet in the old fellowship hall, located in the basement.

Class of 1973: Sat., catered lunch at Lindale Mennonite Church. R.S.V.P. to Lavonne. Other gatherings throughout the weekend, see the class letter for details. Coordinators: Lavonne Lehman,, Joy Coakley, Mark Steiner

Class of 1968: Fri., 7 - 9 p.m. gathering and snacks at Early Katering, 2061 Evelyn Byrd Ave, Harrisonburg. Sat., 5:30 - 9 p.m. buffet dinner at 6, Early Katering. Coordinators: Juanita Detweiler Jutzi, or 804-869-2780, Jeanne Hartman, Judy Risser Pritchard, Joyce Martin Hutchinson, Phyllis Ours Knicely


Class of 1963: Sat., Noon. Gather at the Park View Mennonite Church lower level "Fireplace Room." Enjoy an extensive charcuterie board, a variety of beverages, and desserts. Individuals may make monetary contributions as they wish. R.S.V.P. Jean Miller at Coordinators: Jean Miller and Gary Smucker

Class of 1958: Sat., 8:30 a.m. Join classmates for the homecoming breakfast, hosted by Ervie Glick. Meet in the library after breakfast for more time to fellowship. R.S.V.P. To Ern Kennedy Hess, 540-236-6025 or Contact the alumni office if you are willing to organize a second gathering.

Class of 1953: Sat., 10 a.m., with noon lunch at VMRC.  Sat., 5:30 p.m., meal at Taste of Thai. Coordinators: Milton Heatwole, James & Eileen Shenk, Eva Glanzer, Marie Kauffman, Millard Showalter, and Paul Yoder

Class of 1948: Sat., 8:30 a.m. Homecoming Breakfast* at EMS Dining Hall. R.S.V.P. to Erin Kennedy Hess, 540-236-6025 or