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Gym to celebrate 50th year

Staff writer

Goessel High School will celebrate the 50th anniversary Friday of its gymnasium — also its occasional prom ballroom and socially distanced cafeteria.

Admission will be free for Goessel alumni and students and for children. Admission for other adults will cost $1.

Events will include a drawing for a quilt portraying the school’s Bluebirds mascot and two alumni scrimmages preceding junior varsity and varsity games.

Before the gym was constructed, Goessel used a facility that later became a junior high auditorium. A stage was used as a bench, and audiences were limited to seating on top of three walls. There was only one court, and a mechanical scoreboard was limited to two digits.

The gym opened Dec. 1, 1970. The former gymnasium had its stage expanded and floor inclined. A cafeteria, library, music room, and several classrooms were added.

Goessel alumni may take home photos, trophies, and memorabilia for older teams that no longer fit in trophy cases.

Last modified Jan. 6, 2022