BF Alumni celebrate 113th annual Alumni Weekend

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – This year’s Bellows Falls Alumni Association weekend, June 15 to 17, is dedicated to Michael Harty who passed away in February. Harty graduated from Bellows Falls High School in the Class of 1968. He served as the alumni president in 1977 and was proud to have his children graduate from BFUHS. He was a member of this year’s 50 years class. Harty was a proud float builder who continued to enjoy all of the traditions, memories, and festivities of the Bellows Falls annual Alumni Weekend. He will be sorely missed.

Alumni Weekend
Celebrate your BFUHS pride at the 113th Alumni Weekend. Photo provided.

Bellows Falls Alumni ABC Fund Golf Tournament

The Alumni Weekend opens Friday, June 15 with the third annual Bellows Falls Alumni ABC Fund Golf Tournament at 11 a.m. at the Bellows Falls Country Club. There will be prizes and gifts for all players and food will be provided. There is a team cost for a foursome. Non-alumni may participate. Any questions or inquiries should be sent to Chad Illingworth at 802-376-4207 or chadillingworth@yahoo.com.

Alumni Weekend dances

Dances will take place at The Waypoint Center on Depot Street and The American Legion Friday night from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. All dances are cash bar only and ID is required.

The Waypoint Center will have music provided by Version Six and a cash bar provided by Donovan’s. Athens’s Pizza will provide food and non-alcoholic beverages. All Bellows Falls alumni and graduates are welcome to this dance.

The dance at The America Legion on Rockingham Street will be for everyone 21 and older. Snacks will be served and the band, The Illusion, will perform.

Alumni games

On Saturday, June 16, at BFUHS, test your athletic skills years after graduation. Players will compete with or against other alumni and current members of our sports teams. If interested in taking place in any of these games, contact the coach. Non-alumni may participate.

Class reunions

The Alumni Association is please to have the Class of 1968 as our honored guests for the weekend. The class will hold their reunion at Harlow’s Farm Saturday, June 16. Other class reunions will be held at various locations. Please check with your class officers for more information.

The parade

The annual crowning of the Alumni Queen and her court will take place in the Square at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 17. The parade will start at 1 p.m. from the staging area at Morgan’s Field. To register your float or to participate in the parade, please contact Matt Tomberg at 802-376-7379. It is mandatory that you register if planning to participate in the parade in any way.

The annual meeting will take place at 4 p.m. at the Bellows Falls Middle School. We welcome and encourage all to attend. Awards are presented for floats, bands, attendance, and furthest distance traveled for the event. It is recommended that alumni members pay their dues in advance of the weekend. Dues can be paid online at www.bellowsfallsalumni.org. Those who pay in advance will be on a checklist at the dance. Anyone not paying their dues in advance will need to purchase a ticket at the Dari Joy prior to the dances. The dues tickets will be on sale at Dari Joy Wednesday, June 13 and Thursday, June 14 from 5 to 8 p.m. and Friday, June 15 from noon to 8 p.m. Each alum is allowed one guest.

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