Big Centennial Celebration Planned for Crivitz School
Sept. 6 and 7 have been proclaimed Blue and Gold days by Crivitz Village President, John Deschane, in honor of the Centennial Celebration of Crivitz High School. Many events are planned to welcome alumni and friends back to Crivitz.
The fun starts with the Wolverine PTO carnival at the elementary school playground on Friday, Sept. 6th from 3:30-5:30 p.m. In the event of rain, the event will be held at the high school. Walking tacos will be served free to elementary students, and $1 to others. Tickets for carnival games and activities are 25 cents and glitter tattoos by middle school cheerleaders are $4. A 50/50 raffle, fire truck rides, dunk tank, candy 'bar' and much more are planned.
The WPTO has been selling centennial t-shirts. For more information contact Lynelle Caine at 920-655-7211. A limited supply will be available that weekend.
Senior Citizens dance is at the Elementary School from 6-10 p.m. on Friday. Doors open at 5 p.m. and Pete Swanson's band will play. Cost is $3 and donations will be accepted to cover the cost of a light lunch.
Run for Rissa-5k run walk is 7:30 pm at the high school. Established by the Class of 2012 in memory of Marissa Grabowski who lost her fight with cystic fibrosis in the summer of 2011, the run proceeds fund a scholarship for a Crivitz senior. This year's event will be a 'glow' run with glow in the dark t-shirts, necklaces, etc. Registration is available at www.crivitz.k12.wi.us and will be taken up to the time of the event but t-shirt sizes may be limited. The route is well lit and safe.
Bob Berndt and Sally Witt will again direct an alumni band and drill team. This year, the high school band, under the direction of Heather Langer, will join the alumni to provide entertainment for the parade and game. Practice starts at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept 7. Alumni interested should contact Ginger Deschane 920-246-0831 and let her know what instrument is needed. A bus has been donated by Pat Swick to follow the band for any alumni or band chaperones unable to march the route but want to participate. Band/drill dress in blue and gold and chaperones should wear their trip jackets if available.
Parade lineup is at 9 a.m. at the Elementary School and the parade starts at 10 a.m. and proceeds to downtown Crivitz. No pre-registration is necessary.
Tailgate party sponsored by Wolverine Sports Boosters is 10 am-1 pm at north end of the high school football field. Food is free although donations are appreciated. Bring own lawn chairs and a dish to pass put in disposable containers to make clean up easier. The high school cheerleaders will have cookbooks for sale, the junior high cheerleaders will do glitter tattoos and the Crivitz Food Pantry will sell raffle tickets. The CHS Student Council will have a 50/50 raffle.
There will be a brief ceremony at the football field at 12:30 p.m. commemorating the centennial and honoring three time State Champion pole vaulter, Jake Wiedemeier.
Honor guard for the National Anthem will be five men with ties to Crivitz High School who also bravely served as veterans.
They are Sgt. Nick Johnsen, USMC, veteran of 3 deployments and currently stationed at Recruiting Center Milwaukee-Class of 2003, Josh Mommaerts, US Army, Operation Iraqi Freedom, 1997 grad, John Deschane, Crivitz Village President, US Army, Vietnam, Class of 1967, Paul Dyer, former Crivitz postmaster, Crivitz school board 1962-1974, US Army, Korea, and Carl Coz' Franzen, Class of 1943, US Army, World War II.
The traditional football game with arch rival Wausaukee could be the last time if Wausaukee goes to an 8 man team. Kickoff is at 1 pm and game will be broadcast on Bay Cities Radio. The village presidents of Crivitz and Wausaukee a bet going on regarding the outcome of the game. If the Wolverines win, Mr. Radtke will wear blue and gold to his next Village Board meeting and in the event that Wausaukee wins, John Deschane will wear red and white to his next Village Board meeting.
Half time show of the football game will feature two local 'high school' bands, Rebel Grace and Save the Wooly Mammoth. There will be tours of both schools from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. with assistance from National Honor Society members.
All day Saturday is Drive 1 4 UR school sponsored by Witt Ford at the high school. For every test drive, Witt's will donate Crivitz $20 to the athletic department.
Historical displays will be available for viewing Friday and Saturday at the Crivitz Historical Museum located across from the high school.
On Saturday evening is left free by the Centennial Committee to allow for individual reunions and gatherings of friends. So far, the Class of 1952 will meet at Peshtigo River Resort (Ron Wolf 715-854-2206 for details), Class of 1961 is meeting at Timberlake Lodge on Sept. 7, (contact Dianemigacz@yahoo.com for details), Class of 1967 will meet (Claudia Popp is contact), Class of 1973 is at Rene's Supper Club on Sept. 7, Class of 1983 (Kim Neuman is contact), and Class of 1993 will tailgate before the game and meet at Riverside at 7 p.m. for cocktails.
In addition, the new CYI Community Center will be open for tours on Sept 7th.
If questions call Ginger Deschane, event chair at 920-246-0831.
Centennial committee members include Janet Piasecki, Don and Jo Gould, Shirley Kralovetz, John Deschane, Nettie Sikowski, Jeff Baumann, high school principal, and Pat Mans, district superintendent.
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