BHS Shed Fire Fundraiser

Attention Bedford Alumni & Friends, please see the attached letter about our fundraising efforts to benefit the Bedford Athletic Department to help them recover from the devastating fires they have experienced. If you have any questions, or want to get involved, please e-mail me at or feel free to give me a call at (419) 340-6195. We believe that the athletic fields are an important extension of our classrooms and that the mission of the Alumni Association is to support the educational mission of Bedford Public Schools– we hope you’ll join us in partnering together as one proud Mule Nation!

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Fundraiser being held after sports equipment shed burns down

Bedford Mules fundraiser being held after sports equipment shed burns down.


Temperance, Michigan, October 20, 2016: When a tragedy happens in a small town, the community’s strength is truly tested. After an early morning fire, Bedford High School is not letting this misfortune put them down. Instead, the community is rallying around the school in an effort to help raise money to offset the cost of lost football equipment.

On Monday, October 17th, the local Fire Department was called to Bedford High School as their football equipment shed was engulfed in flames. By the time crews had arrived, the building was a complete loss along with its contents. With the football teams season finale and state playoffs right around the corner, Bedford was not going to let this tragic incident get them down.

With the help of surrounding schools and sports organizations, the Kickin’ Mules will still be competing this season with borrowed equipment. Although thankful for the borrowed equipment, Bedford High School and Bedford Alumni Association is working with a Forest View Lanes in a 5-day fundraiser to raise money to be able to replace what they lost. Forest View Recreation Bar & Grill will be having many different opportunities for the community to take part in this fundraising effort.

Starting on Monday, October 24th until Friday the 28th, kids can come into the facility to go bowling after school until 5pm for only $5 and 100% of these bowling sales will go back to the school. Monday through Thursday, anyone who comes in to bowl from 9pm-2am, at the $7.99 special, will also be contributing 100% of these bowling sales to the school. If bowling isn’t quite for you but you still would like to be a part of the fundraising efforts, just stop in to Forest View’s Bar and Grill from 5p-9pm, Monday through Thursday to get a bite to eat and a beverage and we will make a donation of 25% back to the school (from bar and grill area sales only, excludes food and beverage from league bowlers). Just mention Bedford when you are here to your server.

“I am a 91’ graduate from Bedford and think that what has happened to the school on Monday is horrible. We want to help raise money to help replace some of what was lost during the fire.” Says owner of Forest View, Rich Kenny.

We need the help of others in the community to pull together in an effort to support the Bedford Kickin’ Mules. Let’s show how strong of a community Bedford is, and let this tragedy become more of an opportunity to do some good. In addition to the specials and sales being donated, contributors will also have the choice of making a monetary donation to the school using the Bedford Alumni’s Associations mini port-a-john that will be at Forest View’s counter all week.

To learn more, visit or call Rich Kenny at 734-847-4915.


About Forest View Lanes:

Forest View Lanes is an activity center with 20 bowling lanes, two state of the art golf simulators, arcade games, and eleven outdoor volleyball courts, with a full-service bar and grill and outdoor bar and patio. The center runs year-round for open and league bowling, parties and corporate events and is home to over 20 different leagues. The bar and grill serves 50+ menu favorites, soft drinks, 40 draught handles, 100+ beer selections, over 50 wine options, and more than 150 types of spirits.

Alumni Association to Offer Reserved Seating at 2016 Mule Varsity Football Games


The Bedford High School Alumni Association, in conjunction with the Bedford High School Athletic Department will be offering reserved seating for home Varsity Football contests for the 2016 season.

These seats will be made available for pre-sale at Bedford Football Media Day, this Saturday, August 13. Parents of Senior football players, cheerleaders, and band members will be able to select their seats at 9:00 a.m. Juniors at 9:30, Sophomores at 10:00, & Freshmen at 10:30. Pre-sale to the general public will begin on Tuesday, August 16, 2016. The public may purchase their reserved seats by contacting the Bedford High School Athletic Office (entrance off of Dean Rd.) or by calling (734) 850-6080.

Please see the attached flyer for more specific information regarding the sale.

The funds raised by these reserved seats will go directly to help Bedford High School students who need financial assistance with participation fees for extra-curricular activities. Remaining funds will be placed in a Stadium Improvements Fund.

Anyone with questions may contact Dustin Cress, Alumni Association President at (419) 340-6195 or

Make plans to attend our August 8th Meeting

We are looking forward to building on the momentum of our last meeting at our next meeting on Monday, August 8th at 7:00 p.m. at Bedford High School (exact location in the building to be announced).

This is a very important meeting as we set the course for the upcoming year. We will be holding officer elections and right now we are looking for individuals to fill the following officer positions for next year:

  • Secretary
  • Trustee (1)

More details about the agenda for the meeting will be released closer to the date of the meeting. We invite all Bedford Alumni & Friends to attend this meeting and learn about the new and exciting future of the Bedford High School Alumni Association.

Those with questions, should contact Alumni President, Dustin Cress at or by phone at (419) 340-6195.