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Rockford's Class of '39 has last reunion

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) -- Graduates of the Rockford High School Class of 1939 recently met for their 70th reunion, but it looks like that might be their last.

Event organizers billed the event as their final reunion, because classmates are 87 and 88 years old.

About 150 alumni attended the 65th reunion at Forest Hills Country Club. There was another reunion two years later to mark the 67th year.

This year, 1939 alum Irma Colombo Bovia says organizers at first questioned whether it was worth having a reunion because of concerns over attendance.

They initially hoped to gather 25 people. But word spread, and ultimately 57 alumni attended the reunion luncheon Monday.

In 1939, 779 seniors graduated from the school, which at the time was Rockford's only public high school.

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