Homecoming, band reunion share weekend
The weekend of June 11-12 is shaping up as a huge one in Rockdale with the second annual Big Blue Band reunion, followed by the 77th annual Rockdale Homecoming.
Both will be held in the Patterson Civic Center.
BAND—Last year’s first band reunion drew a crowd estimated at 450. Organizers began making plans for the 2011 event the next day.
The reunion gets under way at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 11, and continues until “whatever,” according to former RHS director Jim Perry, who will attend along with former directors Bill Grusendorf and Jim Perry.
Perry said donations will be accepted to cover the $425 cost of renting the venue. A concession stand will be open, staffed by the Matinee Musical Club.
HOME C OMI NG — Jud it h Slusher, Rockdale Homecoming Association president, said homecoming activities begin at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, June 12 with exhibits and visiting.
A catered lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Price is $10 and there will be no pre-sale of tickets.
Honors class will be the 50- year RHS Class of 1961.
There will be displays of memorabilia both days at the I& GN Depot Museum and the K ay Theatre will also be open.
Officers are: Slusher, president; Gerri Offield, vice-president; Wenda Dyer, secretary; Billie Noack, treasurer.