Gateway ‘Homecoming’ schedule announced
Huntington – Gateway’s 4th Annual Homecoming Weekend will be held from October 18 – 20, and all events are open to current and former students, staff, families and community members!
Chester Common Table will again host our Kick-Off Dinner on Friday, October 18. Come fuel up between 5 and 9 p.m. for the busy weekend and enjoy some great food with live music by Ray Mason (Rock, Pop and Roll, performing 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.). A percentage of sales will be donated by the restaurant to the Gateway Education Foundation through Chester Common Table’s “Dine to Donate” program.
Also on Friday, the Class of 2020 will be hosting a Family Movie Night in the Gateway Performing Arts Center. “Hotel Transylvania” (rated PG) will be showing on our recently updated high resolution screen and sound system. Festivities begin at 5:30 with Halloween face painting, games and snacks. The movie will start at 6:30 p.m. All activities are by donation and will benefit the senior class.
Saturday events include our 4th Annual 5K Dam Race, a historic canoe/kayak tour of Littleville Lake, and our annual Alumni Soccer Game under the lights.
Area runners are invited to challenge themselves on Gateway’s home cross-country course (better known as the 5K Dam Race). Registration is at 8:30 a.m. in the high school parking lot. The race begins at 9 a.m. This is a service project organized by the Gateway Girls X-C Team to benefit the Gateway Education Foundation. There is no fee, but donations will be gratefully accepted for the Foundation. Tech Tee Shirts will also be available for $25.
At noon (when you’ve rested and recovered) meet at the boat ramp to Littleville Lake for a historic guided tour of the reservoir. This is a BYOB (‘bring your own boat’) event. There is no charge, but donations to the Gateway Outdoor Club will be gratefully accepted. Learn what lurks under all of that water with local historian and Gateway Alumnus Jeff Penn.
When you’re done you’ll want a quick nap—especially if you are an alumni soccer player! The lights will be on and the Gator Shack open at Booster Field for the Annual Alumni Game at 7 p.m. It’s blue vs. gold in this longstanding, traditional co-ed game of the year! All former Gateway soccer players are invited to take part.
Area musicians are invited to Gateway on Sunday to prepare for the Alumni Band Concert at 4 p.m. (For the rest of us – just come on down for the concert!). Music Director Beth Guertin will be joined by prior Directors Kevin McAvoy and Paul Sawyer. The band will host a coffee hour from 9 – 10 a.m. and then rehearsals begin. If you register in advance (www.grsd.org) you will get a pdf of the music to get your chops ready! Lunch will be provided and the concert will be presented at 4 p.m. in the Gateway Performing Arts Center. The concert is open to the public; donations for the Gateway music program are welcome!
All are invited to take part. Most events are free of charge, with donations to benefit Gateway clubs and groups, such as the Gateway Outdoor Club, the Gateway Education Foundation, the Class of 2020, Gateway Athletic Booster Club and the Gateway music program.
Information summary flyer here