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Big Rapids High School alumni all-class reunion scheduled for August 6 with drinks, food and dancing


BIG RAPIDS — The annual all-class reunion of Big Rapids High School alumni will be held from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., August 6, in the 100 block of S. Michigan Avenue in downtown Big Rapids.

A few changes will be in store for this year’s event, reunion committee chair Deb Knopf told the Pioneer.

Tents will be set up at the south end of Michigan Avenue in front of Star Shooters and The Yellow Window and Brown Sack Deli.

The event will include a cash bar and food for purchase at Shooter’s and The Yellow Window. No pre-registration or payment is required for dinner. Vendors will accept payment on site.

“Shooters will be off the menu for their food, drinks will be from the bar, with both garage doors open at the front of the building,” Knopf said. “The yellow window will offer Mac and Cheese with brisket. They will also have a food truck with tacos and a few other items.

The cash bar will open at 5 p.m. for social time. At 5:30 p.m., the 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award will be presented to Emily Cramer Hancock, class of 1971, who will speak.

The presentation will be followed by drinks, music, dancing and socializing from 6-11 p.m.

“We will have music coming from the speakers outside Shooters, and dancing is allowed for anyone who wishes to dance,” Knopf said.

The event is free, however, classes can reserve a dedicated table and chairs for the event for $40. It is not mandatory but strongly encouraged if you want to have a dedicated space to eat and chat with each other. Payment is accepted on the brhsalumni.com website.

Sponsorships are also available at different levels, including individual sponsorships at $25, $30, $50 or $100 and corporate sponsorships at $250.

Current reunion sponsors include Currie’s Amoco, Big Rapids Public Schools, Denny and Deb Knopf, Carl A. Schuberg, Inc., Rex Schuberg and The Schuberg Agency.

Proceeds from the event will fund scholarships for high school students attending Ferris State University or a trade school in Michigan, Knopf said.

For more information and updates, or to become a sponsor, visit brhsalumni.com or follow the Big Rapids High School Alumni Reunion Facebook page.