Rolfe High School Alumni Web Site: Graphic by Wendy Bennett

2013 Rolfe
water fights, parade, and
all-class school reunion

The town of Rolfe celebrated its 150th anniversary during its annual Greater Rolfe Days held on the weekend of July 13, 2013. There were youth water fights sponsored by the fire department, a parade, lots of food, and many other activities.

The Rolfe High School alumni also gathered on the same weekend for their all-class school reunion. Rolfe's last senior graduation was in 1990, and now Rolfe students attend the Pocahontas Area Community School in Pocahontas.

The RHS alumni have held all-class reunions every five years during the past several decades. Typically, the reunions are held in years with numbers such as 1990, 1995, 2000, and 2005. However, the reunion committee decided to skip 2010 and have the next reunion when the town celebrated its sesquicentennial. Dinner started late in the afternoon with those alumni from classes earlier than 1963 meeting at the community center on Main Street and younger alumni meeting at the golf club.

Helen Gunderson shot video footage of the water fights, parade, and reunion. In February 2014, she edited the footage and posted these YouTube files.


The original, high definition, video files are part of Helen's collection at the Iowa State University Special Collections Department on the 4th floor of Parks Library on the ISU campus in Ames, Iowa.

Helen is a fourth-generation native of the Rolfe area, graduating from RHS in 1963, and currently lives in Ames, Iowa.

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1999-2013 Rolfe Alumni Group

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