RRHS Centennial
October 1st & 2nd, 2021
RRHS Alumni Association

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(Buy tickets for the Saturday evening gala)

Centennial Schedule

  • Sept 24 - Oct 1
  • Treasure Hunt
  • Saturday Sept 25
  • Canal Run/Walk on the historic Roanoke Navigation Canal.
  • Friday Oct 1
  • 9am - Alumni Association Golf Tournament
    3:30pm - RRHS Homecoming parade @Hamilton St
    4:00pm - 6:00pm RRHS Sports Club Tailgate @Girl Scouts Hut
    6:00pm - Pregame festivities begin honoring Bill Robinson and Ft Bragg guests
    6:30pm - RRHS Homecoming Game @Hoyle Field
    Half-time at the Homecoming game will include past Homecoming Queens
    9:00pm - Fireworks from old Patterson Mill property
  • Saturday Oct 2, 10am
  • RRHS - Community Events
    10a - Community Centennial parade along Hamilton Street
    10:30a (after parade) Cornerstone time capsule reveal @RRHS
    12p - Vendor Fair and Food trucks (Bring cash)
    Captain Bill Robinson book signing
    12:30p - RRHS School Tours (masks required)
  • Saturday Oct 2, 2pm
  • RRHS Alumni Band @RRHS Auditorium (masks required)
  • Saturday Oct 2, 4pm
  • RRHS Alumni Choir Concert @RRHS Auditorium (masks required)
  • Saturday Oct 2, 7pm-11pm
  • Kirkwood Adams Community Centennial Gala
    Heavy Hors d'oeuvres
    DJ and Other Entertainment
    Cash Bar

Saturday RRHS mid-day events

10a Parade and Time Capsule

Centennial/Masons parade along Hamilton Street celebrating our 100th and the Cornerstone time capsule reveal. Cornerstone ceremony assisted by Masons - A time capsule was cemented by the Masons in 1921 in the northern-most corner of the RRHS senior building. We've waited 100 years. You do NOT want to miss the unveiling of the time capsule. The Masons will be on hand to assist in the ceremony of our 100-year-old capsule. The Masons will perform a 100-year re-dedication ritual.
Special Guest Speakers & Musical Performances

RRSPIN capsule article

12p Food Trucks and Vendors

Lunch on grounds of RRHS - Various food trucks and local vendors will be in courtyard. RRHS Clubs & other community organizations will have booths/tents in courtyard selling memorabilia and souvenirs, lunch from food trucks (Second Street and DIRT with RRHS StuCo selling drinks). Please bring cash. Most vendors require cash only.

Capt Bill Robinson

Captain Bill Robinson book signing in Media Center (1961 RRHS Alumnus & longest Held POW in US History)

Bill Robinson book on Amazon

Bill Robinson bio

Bill Robinson article

12:30p RRHS School Tours begin - masks required

2pm - Saturday RRHS Alumni Band Concert

Alumni Band Performance in Auditorium - masks required

Alumni Band Sign-Up

4pm - Saturday RRHS Choir Alumni Concert

RRHS Alumni Choir concert - masks required

Rehearsal and fellowship to begin at 1:00
River in Judea by John Leavitt
City Called Heaven by Josephine Poelinitz
He Never Failed Me Yet by Robert Ray
Battle Hymn of the Republic arranged by Peter Willhousky
Scores and rehearsal tracks to follow
Were you a member of choir at RRHS? Relive you days on the auditorium stage by participating in this event. Please, RSVP with your current voice part and spread the word. If you have questions, please message Denise Hackenburg or send her an email at hackenburgd.rrhs@rrgsd.org

Alumni Choir Facebook Page

Saturday gala 7p-11pm

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Sponsored by RRHS Alumni & Friends Association. You do not want to miss this once-in-a-hundred-years gala event. Cost is $55 per person. You may purchase tickets using the button above. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the office of G.W. Hux Insurance in Roanoke Rapids.

Dine on heavy hors d'oeuvres catered by David Watson as you listen to music and enjoy the company of fellow alums. Be sure to bid on some fantastic items at our silent auction and purchase 50/50 raffle tickets. The proceeds will benefit the RRHS Alumni & Friends Association and some of our RRHS student organizations. Cash bar.

Event will be both inside and outside. Large tents will be outside the Civic Center for extra areas for guests to comfortably socialize.

Treasure Hunt - $1000 prize

Treasure Hunt sponsored by Roanoke Rapids Alumni & Friends Association. City-wide treasure hunt begins Sept 24th. A gold-colored dog tag necklace has been hidden in the Roanoke Rapids area as the treasure. The finder of the treasure wins $1000 from the Alumni Association. A riddle is provided in increments to help you find the necklace. The first clue of the riddle will be released Friday Sept 24th at 8am. Additional clues of the riddle will be released incrementally on a schedule. The treasure is NOT on school property. The treasure is on publicly accessible property.


Canal Run/Walk

Saturday, September 25th. Sponsored by The Roanoke Rapids Parks and Recreation Department.
Canal Run on the historic Roanoke Canal Trail. Three events are planned.
8am - Canal Half Marathon (starts at Roanoke Rapids Dam)
8:30am - 5K Run (Starts at Roanoke Rapids Dam to Canal Museum and back)
8:45am - RRHS Centennial - 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk (loop around Roanoke Rapids Dam Park)

Sign up here for Run/Walk

Alumni Association Golf Tournament at Chockoyotte

9a Tee Time Friday October 1st. Shot gun start. Approximate cost $280 per foursome. Rob Gowen is chairperson for golf.

Golf Sign-up Form

Bows and Paintings

Bows: Beginning Wednesday, August 18 - Local residents and businesses are encouraged to purchase and display an official RRHS Centennial Bow from Exquisite Occasions, 1025 East Tenth Street for $10. All proceeds benefit RRHS Building Preservation.
Painting:Purchase the the official Centennial water color painting or ornament of the historic high school by North Carolina artist Lew Wilson. Both can be customized with your graduation year. A portion of the proceeds benefit student programs at RRHS.

Paintings and Ornaments


(Centennial theme song - Back in Time)