St. Olaf Reunion Weekend: reinforcing the connection to Northfield, not just the college

The weather was perfect for St. Olaf’s Reunion Weekend this past weekend. ReunionLogoGoldSt. Olaf schedules many of the reunion weekend events in and around Northfield. This year, venues included J. Grundy’s Rueb ‘n’ Stein, The Grand Event Center, Jesse James Lanes, Northfield Golf Club, Contented Cow, Froggy Bottoms River Pub, Willinger’s Golf Club, and the Northfield Historical Society.  Bus shuttle service was available to all off-campus locations.

The big entertainment tent downtown on Sesquicentennial Plaza was also good for Northfield-area businesses. From the last page of the schedule:

Special Thanks To: College City Beverage for its signs and hospitality; the Grand Event Center for providing beer and wine service at the entertainment tent; the City of Northfield for their support and coordination; the Defeat of Jesse James Days Volunteer Committee for its coordination and rentals; and the Quarterback Club for its catering services.

I took some photos Saturday night of the entertainment tent area:

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  1. Ross Currier said:

    For the second year in a row, St. Olaf College brought the alums back to Northfield for Reunion Weekend. I’ve heard from both alums and merchants that it worked out quite well for them last year; it might be considered a “win-win”. I was downtown on Friday evening and it seemed that things were going well again this year. Thanks to the St. Olaf Alums for being such enthusiastic guests and thanks for the Northfield businesses for being such energetic hosts.

    June 4, 2012
  2. Griff Wigley said:

    Ross, props to you and the NDDC board for your work on helping to make this happen.

    June 4, 2012
  3. Judy Becker said:

    Awesome pictures, Griff!

    June 5, 2012

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