Union Catholic Plans “Golden Weekend” To Celebrate School’s 50th Anniversary

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(Photo courtesy of Union Catholic High School)

(Photo courtesy of Union Catholic High School)

SCOTCH PLAINS—Union Catholic High School will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary “Golden Weekend” from Friday, April 26 to Monday, April 29.

A Wine and Cheese Reception will be held Friday, April 26, from 7-10 p.m. The cost is $20 per person and guests must be at least 21 years old with valid photo ID. Attire is business casual and the price includes wine, beer, water, soda, cheese, and other light appetizers. Union Catholic memorabilia of the past and present will be on display and building tours will be available from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Limited tickets will be available at the door; call 1-908-889-1600 ext. 351 for availability.

There will be a free, rain-or-shine Family Field and Fun Day on Saturday, April 27 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Union Catholic. The event will include games, a photo booth, a bouncy house, a Rita’s Italian Ice stand, face painting, and more! 50th Anniversary apparel and the 50th Anniversary cookbook will be available for purchase. All are welcome and RSVP’s are not necessary.

The 50th Anniversary mass and brunch will be held on the Union Catholic Campus on Sunday, April 28. Mass begins at 11 a.m. and the brunch begins at noon. The cost is $5 per person and $25 per family and includes a continental breakfast. Present at the brunch will be Michael Rosenbloom, author of When Stars Were in Reach: The Who at Union Catholic High School, who will be selling and signing copies of his book. The book tells the true story of a group of high school students who dreamt big and booked rock legends The Who to play at UC on Nov. 29, 1967, launching Union Catholic into its rock era days of the late 60s and early 70s. Limited tickets will be available at the door; call 1-908-889-1600 ext. 351 for availability.

Union Catholic is hosting a 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner on Saturday evening, April 27, at Shackamaxon Country Club and a Golf Classic Outing, also at Shackamaxon, on Monday, April 29. Email uc50@unioncatholic.org or call 1-908-889-1600 ext. 351 for availability and ticket purchasing information for these two events.

Those interested in RSVP’ing online can do so online at http://www.unioncatholic.org/community/bulletinboard/2012-2013/2013-02-05-50th-invite.php.


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