NORWAY — The Norway Opera House and Historical Society jointly present a Homecoming Celebration with Mike Rozos, who, at the young age of 24, came from Virginia to start his job as Director of the Norway Paris Recreation Commission. He placed a Teen Rec Center inside the Opera House in 1966, broadened skiing at ‘NoPar’ for the public, built a new skating rink and a sledding area, created extra Swim Programs, and sent the Recreation Department’s Swim Bus to bring children to swim. Mike created over 30 programs for youth and elderly in Norway Paris and impacted our whole community in a wonderful way. This celebration will be held from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday, June 25 in the Norway Historical Society’s meeting room. Masks will be required indoors and there will be ventilation. If a lot of folks come, we have permission to walk over to the Universalist Church to use their space.

We invite everyone to come by to say Hi to Mike again when he comes to Maine to give an oral presentation sharing his memories here! We hope you’ll share your memories, too! Enjoy some refreshments afterward and visit with Mike and your friends, and you can also join Mike on a tour of the Opera House!

Special Note: If you assisted Mike with any of his Recreation programs (such as ski instructors, swim instructors, chaperones for dances, supervisors for playgrounds, skating rink and ski area assistants, bus drivers) or if you were a Jaycee or Kiwanis Member during this time who helped the Rec, or a teen who helped to plan and prepare the Opera House, Mike would love to see everyone again who helped, too!

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