T.C. Williams High School is celebrating its 50th anniversary this weekend with a bonfire party, anniversary parade and homecoming game. The new tennis courts at the high school will also be opened this weekend as part of the celebration.
Alumni, current students and staff will gather behind Chinquapin Recreation Center on Friday night for a bonfire and pre-game rally. There will be a tailgating party on Saturday morning, followed by a 50th anniversary parade at 1 p.m. and speeches and an awards ceremony before the Homecoming Game that afternoon.
ACPS will be giving away two game packages that include a T-shirt, towel and ticket to the game. The winners will also get a booster pass eligible for free entry to all home games during the 2015-16 season. Prizes will go to the best photo or message on Twitter. We will be announcing the winner via Twitter on Thursday, October 22, before the big weekend.
Friday, October 23, 5:30 p.m. — Ribbon cutting for new tennis courts, at the entrance to the new tennis courts
Friday, October 23, 6:30 p.m. — Bonfire, behind Chinquapin Recreation Center
Friday, October 23, 7:30 p.m. — Alumni get-together at Ramparts immediately after the bonfire,
Saturday, October 24, 11 a.m. — Tailgating party on the field behind Chinquapin Recreation Center
Saturday, October 24, 1:00 p.m. — 50th anniversary parade leaves from behind Chinquapin Recreation Center
Saturday, October 24, 1:45 p.m. — Speeches and awards before Homecoming Game
Saturday, October 24, 2:00 p.m. — Homecoming Game
This is just the start of the year-round anniversary celebrations. Other 50th anniversary events will be posted later in the year.