Rhinelander, WI (7/28/19) - Where will you likely find RHS/RUHS graduates spanning 9 decades and living in at least 19 states? At the 6th Annual Hodag All-Class Reunion!
Downtown Rhinelander will come alive with music and Hodag alumni, friends, family and community members on Saturday August 10th from noon to 11 pm.
This year the free event, hosted by Hodag Schools Foundation (HSF), will again live up to the name Hodags Take Downtown as the CIty of Rhinelander approved closing Brown Street from Anderston to Rives. Davenport from Stevens to Anderston and Rives from Stevens to Anderston for the event. Open container will be allowed in those designated areas allowing food and beverages to be purchased at local businesses and brought out to the party area which will be centered at the intersection of Brown and Davenport Streets.
Live music will begin on stage at noon with Rat River Band opening the party. The Kingfish Band takes the stage at 3pm and featured performers Living the Dream playing from 7pm to 11pm.
This will be the six year for the event and the 2nd year closing much of the downtown area to vehicle traffic. According to HSF Board Member Sue Makris closing the streets and moving the event to a centralized downtown area allowed attendance to explode to an estimated 1500 Hodag friends and alumni. This year, after many requests to allow for easier travel, we’ve moved the event to Saturday and extended the hours to allow our guests to enjoy the downtown businesses and other area attractions while still connecting with friends and classmates.
HSF representatives are working with businesses in the downtown area to benefit both the event and the businesses.” They’ll continue to reach out, with specifics, over the next two weeks. “It seems everyone’s excited and many businesses plan to offer specials to welcome alumni home.”
“This event is really all about reconnecting alumni with one another, their community and thanking everyone for their support of HSF”, said Makris. “HSF has now exceeded three million dollars in funds donated to The School District of Rhinelander. Our supporters should take great pride in that – it would not be possible without them.”