Alumni Weekend 2022
Let’s get excited!!!!
ANNUAL PARADE - Saturday, June 18th. It will be a little different because we are not having a banquet. Everyone is asked to be parked and ready to go by 10:00am in the LBL parking lot. Please note that ALL participants will be receiving more information and guidelines in mid-May. If you have registered for the parade or notified us you must do so ASAP.
Promptly at 10:00am the Pastor of the Day, Gerry Piper will give the blessing for all alumni past and present. The Alumni Honored Guest, the Roberta Stokes Smith Hall of Fame and 2022 Alumni Scholarship recipients will be announced and any presentations will be done at this same time.
The classic car will do their usual parade. Alumni parade will commence at 10:30am with the Springfield Fire Department truck behind the Springfield High School banner carriers. There will be a couple special dance presentations in the square by a Dreamz in Motion dance group. Of course, we will be selling the amazing Alumni popcorn in the square, the plaza and along the parade route and the bucket brigade will be walking the route with the hope you will be willing to drop a few bucks in the buckets.
Parade will end at Riverside Middle School where everyone will be allowed to disband and move their floats to their place for dismantling.
The Library will be having special presentations for the all to see
Friday 9—5 and Saturday 9 - 1
ALUMNI WEEKEND AT THE LIBRARY:
a. They will have the TV screen on the cart showing the digitized historical photos includes a photo of the alumni weekend group from 1911 and many more
b. The little free libraries will be on display - this is a fundraiser for FOSTL – this is an online/in-person silent auction
c. Yearbooks will be out to look at
d. The portrait of James Hartness in the Flinn Room should be animated with John Landry’s voice telling his story by then – thanks to previous and current RVTC students. Possibly Lena Hartness as well.
Annual Meeting/Banner & Float Prizes
Being held at the Springfield Elks Club following the parade. An annual meeting will be conducted with minutes, treasurer reports, election of trustees (we need your help please step up to the plate) and the awarding the banners and prize winners.
Corn Hole Tournament – New in 2022 Immediately following the Annual Meeting at the Springfield Elks. This will be the SPRINGFIELD ELKS SPONSORED FIRST ANNUAL SHS ALUMNI CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT. This is open to anyone and any skill set. Partners will be determined by blind/random draw. $25.00 entry fee, 50/50 drawing, airmail side tournament and food will be available for sale. Please signup with Brett Jasinski, 802-579-8603 call or text. Credit cards can be used for entry fee on day of the tournament only.
We hope that everyone will have a wonderful time at one or all the events. It will be good to get back into the having community fun.
SHS Alumni President Jeanpatoine1950@gmail.com