‘Flight Night’, anniversary celebrations coming to Heritage
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Heritage School.
To celebrate, this year’s homecoming celebration, traditionally known as Flight Night, includes a Black and White Ball being held this Saturday at The Lodge Event Center.
The celebration will also include two six-man football games with Heritage hosting Castle Hills in a junior high school contest (4:30 p.m.).
The two schools’ varsity squads will play at 7:30 p.m.
The sold-out event features dinner by Don Strange of Texas and dancing with The Argyles Band, as well as auction items ranging from a red stag hunt in New Zealand to an original painting by famed artist Phil Bob Borman.
The focus of the Black & White Ball is to celebrate the school’s first 25 years and prepare for the next 25.
Every dollar raised will be used to get Heritage “In the Black” by paying off the remaining debt to complete its capital campaign for Phase I of the school’s Master Plan.
In 1994, Heritage School opened its doors to 29 students taught in Sunday School classrooms by three teachers and a headmaster.
Its founding families never imagined that, 25 years later, Heritage would on a 38-acre campus with academic buildings, a multi-purpose gymnasium, athletic fields and playgrounds.
The School now boasts 33 outstanding faculty members and 160 students.
“Our growth and success did not happen by chance,” shares Head of School, Nancy Hierholzer. “It happened through the faith, vision and inspirational giving of our steadfast families and generous community.”
schedule of events
Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 13-15
Thursday, Sept. 13
•Beginning at dusk - Bonfire and S’mores at Heritage School.
Friday, Sept. 14
•2:35 p.m. - “Black-Out” pep rally at MPAC (gymnasium).
•3:30 p.m. - Alumni pre-game tailgate party; the entire family is welcome; bring your own grill and favorite tailgate provisions, or enjoy hamburgers provided by the Alumni Committee for $5.
•4:30 p.m. - Junior High football game - Heritage vs. Castle Hills; cheer concession stand open offering Chick-fil-A sandwiches.
•7:30 p.m. - Varsity football game - Heritage vs. Castle Hills (game ball to be delivered by a helicopter just before kick-off).
•After game - Post-game dance party at MPAC; students $2, adults $5, and families $10.
Saturday, Sept. 15
•11 a.m.-1 p.m. - Alumni Family Picnic, Heritage football field and MPAC (gym); the whole family is invited for food, fun and fellowship; bring your own fair and picnic gear.
•6-11 p.m. - Heritage 25th Anniversary Black & White Ball; the Lodge Event Center (3319 Lower Crabapple Road in Fredericksburg).