Rosemount High School Centennial Celebration events aim to offer variety

The Rosemount High School Centennial Celebration was touted during the Rosemount Leprechaun Days Grand Day Parade on July 29. Photo by Tad Johnson

The Rosemount High School Centennial Celebration on Sept. 22 and 23 aims to offer little something for everyone, with food, athletic contests, tours, history, music, and opportunities for classes to gather and socialize.

The event kicks off Friday with a homecoming pep fest and movie night for current high school students, and the Rosemount High School Foundation RHS Alumni & Community Dance at 7 p.m. at the Rosemount Community Center.

The dance includes hors d’oeuvres by Black Diamond Restaurant and a cash bar.

Slated to play during the dance in two different locations are 7-9 p.m. pop folk artist Daniel Switch, 9-11 p.m. local jazz combo 651 Jazz, and 7-11 p.m. rock cover band Them Pesky Kids, which includes RHS graduate Mark Westlund.

Tickets for the dance are $45 per person.

Information and ticket sales can be found at https://rosemounthsfoundation.eventbrite.com.

On Saturday, the event begins with a community pancake breakfast 8-11 a.m. in the RHS Student Center and a 3K fun run/walk through the RHS campus at 9 a.m.

To RSVP for the breakfast, go online to https://goo.gl/neuw6g. People can also purchase a wristband for admission to the pancake breakfast and athletic events for $7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors in the main office between Sept. 5-22 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Guided and individual tours of both the 1918 building and the current high school will run 9 a.m.-4 p.m. with guided tours from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., with a video on the history of RHS running on a loop in the Student Center.

Concessions provided from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. at Irish Stadium will include grilled pork chops and hamburgers.

Choir, band and alumni music groups will perform in the Performing Arts Center from noon to 4 p.m., and a classic car display and music of the decades will be available on campus 2:30-4 p.m. (west of stadium).

The city of Rosemount plans to run a beer and wine garden from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Rosemount Community Center parking lot.

Varsity athletic contests to be held Saturday include girls soccer, boys soccer, girls swimming and diving, girls tennis and volleyball, with the event culminating in the varsity football game played against Farmington at 5 p.m. at Irish Stadium.

The homecoming dance will take place afterward for current high school students only.

RHS alumni can register on the school’s alumni database at www.district196.org/rhs/alumni to receive event announcements and connect with classmates.

Organizers are still looking for RHS-related memorabilia that can be displayed at the event.

Those with items to share can contact Geraghty Bouchard at (651) 423-4603 or [email protected].

Memorabilia loan and donation forms are available at the high school and can also be obtained by contacting Geraghty Bouchard.

The alumni registration page is at http://www.district196.org/rhs/alumni.