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Sat, May 27


Willow Lake High School

2023 WLHS Alumni Banquet

On Saturday, May 27, 2023, WLHS alums will gather for our 111th annual all-school reunion!

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2023 WLHS Alumni Banquet
2023 WLHS Alumni Banquet

Time & Location

May 27, 2023, 6:30 PM

Willow Lake High School, 400 Garfield Ave, Willow Lake, SD 57278, USA


About the event

This year marks Willow Lake High School's 111th consecutive, annual all-school reunion. What an amazing tradition! Join us for the Alumni Banquet, which will begin in the school gym at 6:30pm. Enjoy a delicious meal, enjoy reminiscing with classmates, and help us welcome the graduating seniors from the WLHS Class of 2023. 


Due to gym space, the banquet is alumni-only. However, non-WLHS spouses and community members are invited and encouraged to attend the Alumni Dance which will be held in the gym after the banquet. [Your banquet attendance ($25) also admits you to the dance. Those not attending the banquet pay $10 at the door for admittance to the dance.] Come and enjoy live music by local favorite Greg Hanson & the Backroads. There will be not be beverages available for sale at the dance, so please plan accordingly. 


If you prefer a quieter space to visit with classmates, stay after the banquet in the school multi-purpose room (lunch room) to enjoy our Hospitality Room. Refreshments will be available. School and Alumni-related memorabilia will be on display, on loan from the Willow Lake Museum!


Continuing a tradition started four years ago, you have the option to add a donation here with your registration for the Willow Lake Alumni "Dollar Per Year" Challenge. Would you consider gifting $1 for every year you've been out of high school, or any size donation? Since 2019, just over $12,000 has been donated to our Willow Lake School! Beneficiaries include the FFA program, music department, school plays, the library, new playground equipment, and new outdoor picnic tables. Thank you for your continued generosity! Please note that, due to a technicality in our online event software, your donation will be made as the purchase of "tickets" in $5 increments. 


The Alumni Association is pleased to announce that a new "Willow Lake Area Community Foundation" has been created. This financial endowment, permanently endowed through the South Dakota Community Foundation in Pierre, will be able to provided long-term funding for community improvement projects and charitable giving in the communities of Willow Lake, Carpenter, and Vienna. If you'd like to learn more, come to the school multi-purpose room at 5:00pm before the Alumni Banquet on May 27.

Thank you for your continued support of your WLHS Alumni Association! We hope to see you in May!


  • Alumni Banquet & Dance

    WLHS alumni are cordially invited to our Alumni Banquet. The $25 ticket for alums includes their admission into the dance. Spouses who are not WLHS alums are welcome to attend the dance, but will purchase that ticket ($10) at the gate.

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  • Non-Attendance Dues

    If you are unable to attend the 2023 WLHS Alumni Banquet, please show your support by sending in your annual Alumni dues of $10.

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  • Donation

    Consider making a donation to your WLHS Alumni Association! Funds benefit projects at the WL School. Purchase these optional "tickets" in $5 increments to total your desired donation amount.

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