WSHS Alumni Weekend 2022 The Willow Springs High School alumni dinner took place on Saturday, May 28. More than 220 people RSVPed for this year's alumni event, said event organizer Phyllis White. As in 2020, the event took place at the EAA hangar on Bryan St. in Willow Springs. The atmosphere was casual as Willow Springs Bears gathered with lawn chairs in the shade of the mature trees ringing the lawn. Larry Spence, class of 1967, indulges a young photographer’s request for a smile. From left: John Mathieu, class of 1972, BJ Cash, class of 1968, and Dean Belshe, class of 1956 pausing in their discussion on who bought whose property to pose for a photo. John Beltz (right) stands chatting with Helen Birdsong. Lonnie Whitaker, class of 1965, brought old copies of the Willamizzou to the picnic. Bonnie Darnell, class of 1959, proudly sporting Bear Wear. Bob Hinds, class of 1945, arrives to the party in style. David Brower, class of 1987, was one of the volunteers who shuttled alumni from the parking ground to the hangar. Early birds (from left) Francie Stringer, class of 1951, Richard Stringer, class of 1949, chose a spot near the food line. They sit chatting with Jeannie Beltz. Making memories: Ivan Wells, Nancy Lancaster, Alice Grogan, and Randy Grogan pose for a picture. John Bailey lends a hand to Helen Birdsong as she exits the shuttle from the parking area. Members of the class of 1982, from left: Michael Bailey, Jackie Feldman, Richard Feldman, Doug Chambers, Brenda Freeman, Gary Godsy, Joe McClellan, Roger Hunter, and Todd Cooper. Gathered for their 50th high school reunion, members of the class of 1972 pose as a group at Foster's Outback.