The Van-Far High School graduating class of 2008 held a five-year reunion on Saturday, July 6 at the Vandalia Country Club. Forty-four classmates received diplomas on May 18, 2008. President Ryan Hesse welcomed members of the class and their guests. Vice-president Austin Strother gave the invocation.
Two deceased members of the class were remembered during the prayer, including Cody Nilges who passed away on April 25, 2009 and Tanner Lowrance who passed away on January 17, 2011.
The members of the class and their guests attending included Kristina Moore, Tara Ellis, Patrick Flowers, Jayson Schoen, Alex Winders, Jared Hopke, Tanner Schuckenbrock, Matthew Iburg, Wesley Newland and wife Amy, Wayne Stolte and fiancee Alana Hebert, Terry Waters, wife Crystal and children Brink and Rowe, Summer Lamberson and fiancee Charles Schroeder, Ronnie Motley and guest Brandon LaRue, Molly Sutton and guest Jack Dwyer, Austin Strother, and Ryan Hesse and guest Kelli Kirkendall.