Roberts Centennial All School Reunion & Community Celebration
Dear Roberts Classmates, Teachers and School Staff,
We are excited to announce the next all-class reunion for all those who attended and worked for Roberts Schools! The Roberts community has held school reunions every 10 years since 1983 – and since 2023 is the 100th anniversary of our school’s first graduating class, it’s the perfect time to celebrate again.
Roberts is truly unique among small towns. Those who came before us, as well as our generations, have built a community based on hard work, pride and friendship. That friendship and pride has put Roberts on the map more than once – for our philanthropy, scholastics, sports and honoring of veterans.
We hope you attend and enjoy all we’ve arranged for you!
The dates are Thursday, June 29-Sunday, July 2, 2023, and the events hold something for everyone and every age! The reunion plans include:
Thursday 6/29-Sunday, 7/2
•Registration, school lobby until noon on Saturday
•Art show at the school. No fee except for what you buy.
•Recording sessions for your memories at the school. Perhaps a fee, paid on site.
•School tours. Free.
•Opportunities for class get-togethers. (Arrange your own party!)
•School & student fundraisers, school grounds.
•Thursday and Friday evening events on your own – we have great establishments in town!
•Class & group photos, Friday & Saturday (sign up @ registration; pay the photographer directly)
•Friday, starting at 8:30am, 3 on 3 basketball tournament, $100 early registration, $125 late registration after June 16. Prizes: 1st place, 25% of net registration fees; 2nd place, 15%; 3rd place, 10% and MHSA-approved awards for student-athletes. Download registration form here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mZc6CdzUPgkhaPd0Ihbiw2p4bgubx8MUBTJ4QnxhJt0/edit?usp=sharing
•Sunrise to 11am, Pancake breakfast. School grounds. Included in registration.
•Noon, Parade “downtown” Roberts. Free. Hoping for fun prizes/awards for entrants!
•1pm, Centennial Car Show, produced by Haymaker Performance, $20 per entry, school football field. Trophies will be awarded.
•2-4pm, Veterans’ Ceremony, lower gym. Free.
•5-11pm, Banquet and dance, upper gym. Included in registration. Choice of Prime Rib or Salmon. Live music by Exit 53.
•4:30-11pm, Pizza and movies for the kiddos, Roberts Methodist Church. Additional fee. Download child care registration form here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aaZ0SaKA_gg3jIl2JVGmm7IjayEPLp0rg278CflWg44/edit?usp=sharing
•11:00 a.m. Outdoor church service, school grounds.
•1-3pm, BBQ (Pulled pork/pulled chicken sandwiches & the fixings) PLUS sidewalk chalk art by Janice Polzin, the famous Alte Kameraden band, Pippie the Clown with balloons and face painting, and the Rocket train. Included in registration.
•1pm, Corn Hole tournament, $25 per team, $15 per person. Two age groups; 1st place splits 25% of net registration fee; 2nd place splits 15%; 3rd place splits 10%. Download registration form here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KMYh6-Tj1Z2UhltG3QNxEeRsg8P-8JiAgAWC3yVNf_w/edit?usp=sharing
The Roberts Community Foundation has tasked the Roberts Activities Committee, and Elta Ayre in particular, with creating an event that you’ll be glad you attended. Several interested alumni and school staff comprise the larger working group and have contributed wonderful ideas to make this a success. We’re holding your costs to a minimum, while reaching out to the corporate and business community to become reunion sponsors. Any net funds will be donated to the school for projects and improvements.
Roberts Reunion Committee, Roberts Activities Committee, Roberts Community Foundation
Elta Ayre, Steve Keebler, Kyle McKinney, Alan Schuyler, Gordon Hill, Karen Kansala, Patti Prinkki Keebler, JR Swansborough, Paula Marshall Pederson, Andrew Dimich, Janice Polzin, Kelley Guasp. And a hearty thank you to Lorene Kober Harmala for the reunion design.
406-670-7651 Elta Ayre
406-431-1229 Steve Keebler
406-426-8572 Roberts Community Foundation
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