RUMFORD — River Valley Homecoming, a Rumford based nonprofit corporation, will hold a debut River Valley Homecoming 2012 gathering in July.
It is open to anyone who is or was living in Rumford, Mexico, Dixfield, Roxbury, Andover, Bethel, Peru, etc., “and still has fond memories of the times, events and places where we grew up,” co-organizer Debbie DeRoche of Roxbury said recently.
The event will be held from 5 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at the Black Mountain of Maine ski area in Rumford. Gates open at 4:30 p.m.
“Homecoming 2012 will be an evening of music, food, dancing, reminiscing and socializing with friends old and new, classmates, relatives, neighbors and acquaintances,” DeRoche said.
The evening will feature a live band with guest appearances by several guest musicians from current and bygone eras, and other local artists and authors.
There will be several food vendors “to please all palates” and a cash bar provided by Black Mountain, she said.
Additionally, there will be some unique displays, contests, giveaways and commemoratives.
“So make plans to spend a memorable evening catching up with friends, classmates and relatives,” DeRoche said.
All net proceeds will be donated to area charitable organizations.
Tickets, which are available for $15 a person until June 1 and $20 thereafter, may be purchased by calling DeRoche at 364-8428 or Terry Umbro at 364-8523, or visiting the Facebook site “River Valley Homecoming.”
The remittance can also be mailed along with the first, last and maiden names, if applicable, of those in a party to: River Valley Homecoming, P.O. Box 252, Rumford, ME 04276.