TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- Despite being shut down for nearly 40 years, graduates of one North Topeka junior high school keep coming back.
The 25th Curtis Junior High School reunion was held at the Old Shelter House in Garfield Park.
Attendees say the former North Topeka school provided them with memories they will always hold onto.
"It reminds us of old times and what friendship really means and how we form bonds when we work together," said Walt Cobler, Class of 1946.
Current State Board of Education member Carolyn Campbell graduated for Curtis in 1957, she said, It's just wonderful when I see people here that say I remember you when. It's good to bring back the memories."
Levi Lee, Class of 1961 said, "It's like a family. We are multicultural, different diversities, different careers, it's just one big family."
Organizers were worried this would be the last reunion but they have received enough donations to keep the tradition going.