Out & About: Celebrate Schools, Communities at Alumni Day Parades

  • Barbara Hale, Hartford Class of 1963 alumna, talks to a friend after the Hartford Alumni Happening parade near Lyman Point Park in White River Junction, Vt. on Saturday, June 29, 2013. (Valley News - Libby March) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Valley News Calendar Staff
Saturday, June 02, 2018

One of the most beloved traditions in the Upper Valley are the alumni day parades. People come from near and far to build floats for parades and reunite with classmates to reminisce — and celebrate — their public school days.

We suggest attending one (or more!) of the parades listed below to applaud and take pride in the communities in which you live. If you didn’t attend one of the schools, there’s still a sense of belonging that comes from lining the streets with other spectators, watching people you know go by on creatively built floats.

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Alumni Day Parade and Festivities In Windsor

Saturday, June 9, 8:30 a.m.

Alumni Day events include the 16th annual Murphy-Morse 5K run at Windsor High School at 8:30 a.m., an alumni parade (theme is “Cereal”) on Main Street at 10 a.m., a celebration on State Street Common from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and a golf tournament at noon. Visit wsesu.net for a full schedule and registration information. 802-674-2144.

Stevens High School Alumni Day in Claremont

Saturday, June 9, beginning at 10:30 a.m.

The theme for this year’s parade is “Broadway.” The parade begins on Broad Street, goes to South Street, Pleasant Street, Fremont Square and then back up Broad Street to Stevens High School, where it started.

At noon, the Stevens High School Alumni Association annual business meeting is held and any alumni can attend. At 6 p.m., the annual alumni banquet will be held in the Frederick W. Carr Gymnasium. Tickets are $25 and can be ordered online at http://www.stevensalumninh.com/ or by calling the alumni office at 603-542-8987. The deadline for banquet tickets is June 5. Alumni T-shirts are available at Ink Factory on Water Street in Claremont.

Alumni Day in Lebanon

Saturday, June 9, noon.

Alumni may stop by the park in the morning to sign the guestbook and pay class dues. The parade begins at noon in the lower parking lot along Taylor Street. It proceeds up Campbell Street, around Colburn Park, up School Street, onto Kimball Street to Shaw Street and Bank Street and back down Campbell Street to Taylor Street and the lower parking lot. This year’s theme is “World Landmarks.” There will be a Lebanon High School Alumni Association business meeting at 2 p.m., followed by awards and a raffle drawing. alumni@lebnhalumni.com. 603-632-7822.

Woodstock Alumni Day Parade

Saturday, June 9, 2 p.m.

Starts at Woodstock Elementary on Route 106, goes up Route 4 to Tribune Park, then Pleasant Street to Elm Street, to Route 4 around the Green and back to the elementary school. A concession stand will be set up in the park. There is a breakfast from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday morning at the Masonic Temple on Route 4 that is open to the public. 802-457-1317.

Hartford Alumni Day Festivities In White River Junction

Saturday, June 23, 11 a.m.

A parade (theme: “Cartoons”) begins at the White River School at 11 a.m. All are welcome to participate; call Kristen Connors at 802-299-7107. The parade will be followed by a picnic on the Municipal Building lawn at noon and an alumni dance at the Engine Room at 188 S. Main St. at 8 p.m., with music by the Davis Brothers Garage Band and food and beverages available for purchase. urhartfordalum@gmail.com. 802-299-7107.