August 23, 2015
Greetings from The Bedford High School Alumni Association!
Dear Fellow Bedford High School Graduates,
Here is a brief history of the BHS Alumni Association:
The organization was born in 1996 as a result of the need to build a new football and track venue in Bedford. The voters in the community had made it clear that this venue would not be supported in a bond issue and our old facility was just not capable of hosting the events in this day and age. Our old stadium (as many of you will remember) was located behind our bus garage and not on the high school campus. In the fall of 1995, a group of Bedford Graduates got together and discussed the possibilities of forming an association. The list of things that the group could help with turned out to be far more than just the stadium. It was decided then to go ahead and form the association and that the first special project would be a privately funded new stadium for Bedford High School. The support of the community was overwhelming; people donated money, labor, materials and helped to raise funds for the project. The decision to name it the Bedford Community Stadium was easy, as the community became so deeply involved in the project. The association borrowed one million dollars to start the project and we now have an outstanding facility that is not only used by the school but is open to the entire community. On any given afternoon you will find area residents walking or running the track, sitting in the stands with a good book on a sunny day, or just stopping by to chat with friends. It has really been an outstanding project and we are very proud to have been a part of it. The Association is a federally recognized 501(c)3 charitable organization and your contribution may be tax deductible. Click here to view the most up-to-date information concerning the “Bedford Community Stadium”
We are always looking for more people to become involved so if you have any questions on how to do that, please contact our President, Michelle “Mickey” Rudolph at 567-277-6796 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any information that you would like publicized, such as reunion announcements, or if you need assistance in locating other classmates, please contact Gene Stock. We are always looking for positive stories about Bedford Alumni to include in the newsletters; so if you have one, send it in.
If you are planning a class reunion and need help, please refer to Class Notes and Reunion Page. This page has some very useful information concerning how to track down addresses for fellow classmates and how to plan for a reunion.
Current information concerning the Bedford High School Alumni Association along with archival copies of Alumni newsletters are posted on the Bedford High School Alumni Association Blog page.
The Bedford High School Alumni Association is now on Facebook at: Bedford High School Alumni Association Temperance, Michigan. Please join us!