This message is from the Alumni Association for everyone in our community. We ask that those of you that read this, please share!
It was brought to our attention that many people aren’t aware of the Alumni weekend festivities. They don’t know what all the green and white around town stands for, etc. We hope that the following will explain some of the happenings and hope everyone will be a part of it.
Green and white are Springfield School colors, Cosmos is our mascot name and our song is “Glory to Springfield”.
The green and white lighted poles on Main St (Thanks to Springfield On The Move) are in honor of our school spirit. Springfield On The Move also arranged the welcome signs, green & white flash, and green & white flags that you'll see along Main St. Downtown businesses are even decorating their windows in honor of Alumni weekend.
ALUMNI WEEKEND EVENTS……..Everything starts on Friday, June 17th when the annual Alumni golf tournament is being held at Crown Point Country Club. We are pleased to say that this year is a banner year with the largest tournament in our history with 108 golfers!
Saturday, June 18th is PARADE DAY. The parade starts at 10:30am, starting at LBL Fabrications on Clinton Street, up through Main St to Riverside Middle School. Roads will start being closed off into and out of town starting at 10:00am. Please plan accordingly.
Some of the side events connected to the Alumni…..
1. Before the parade, Bill Brink will be performing music on the stairs of the library for your enjoyment.
2. During the parade the “SPACE” members will be selling slushes and cotton candy on the sidewalk outside of the Springfield, VT Parks & Recreation Community Building
3. The Edgar May Health and Recreation Center will be hosting a viewing party from 10AM-1PM for members and non-members to come and view the SHS Alumni parade on Saturday, June 18th while living a healthy lifestyle with us at the Edgar May! This community event is a great way to access our climbing tower operation at a discounted rate while enjoying the parade. Open climbing and viewing access will be offered to registered participants. Many will get a chance to view the parade from the peak of our climbing tower. Base viewing will be available on the sidewalk outside of the facility and on our turf! Registration can be accessed online through this link or by calling our front desk at (802)-885-2569! Registration is required for this event.
4. The Gallery at the VAULT has a painting of Springfield, painted by Peter Huntoon for sale and they will be offering 15% off during alumni time starting now through June 20th.
5. The Springfield Town Library will have a display in front of the library of some of the history of Springfield as well as some yearbooks from past years.
6. Dreamz in Motion Dance and Performance Center will be doing three short performances during the parade's slow times, in the square.
7. Father’s Day breakfast buffet at the VFW Post 771-Springfield, VT on Sunday, 7-9:30am. All fathers eat free and others are welcome for a charge of $8.00.
The Alumni will be selling their famous popcorn, bottles of water, and new to the event Alumni koozies to help keep your beverage cold.
Popcorn is $1.00 per box, water is $1.00 per bottle and the koozies are $5.00 each. We will have people walking the parade route with these items for sale, as well at the “Space” and at the Plaza area. There will also be four amazing women as our “Bucket Brigade” crew. We ask that you please support the brigade. $1.00, $5.00, or whatever you can spare.
After the parade, the annual meeting will be held at the Springfield Elk's Lodge #1560, where the parade winners will be recognized and awarded their banners and new trustees will be elected. Are you an alumnus? Volunteer and become a trustee!
Lastly, we will be having a blind draw cornhole tournament at 1pm at the Elks as well. This is open to anyone and any skill level. You DO NOT have to be an alumni member to play. Come on down and pay the $25.00 entry fee and enjoy. Food will be available for sale.
All the money earned from the golf tournament, popcorn/water/koozie sales, cornhole, and bucket brigade goes toward the expenses of the parade and helps fund the scholarship accounts we oversee. It is costly to put on a parade and that is why we ask for your help now and throughout the year. We have been lucky enough to be able to award (17) seniors with scholarships this year in the amount of $32,700.00.
We hope you will enjoy one or all these events. Thank you for your support.
SPRINGFIELD HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION.