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From the April 6, 2016 UA News:
Back for its fourth year, a rock-infused community celebration will honor four former Upper Arlington coaches on April 23.

When the Upper Arlington Alumni Association (UAAA) established the Golden Bear Rock Fest, organizers wanted to provide an entertaining, inclusive event that would support efforts to maintain links for past Upper Arlington students.

The event still serves those purposes, but it also seeks to honor former Upper Arlington teachers and staff members for their influence on students and their contributions to the local community.

"It's a great way to get everybody back together and, for one night, everyone feels like they're 18 again," said Joanie Dugger, director of both the UAAA and Upper Arlington Education Foundation. "It's also a fundraising event for the alumni association."

Rock Fest will be held from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at the St. Agatha Church Event Center, 1860 Northam Road. Tickets cost $25 each and can be purchased at or by sending a check to UAAA Rock Fest, 1950 North Mallway, Columbus Ohio 43221.

While the event is open to anyone 21 and older -- not just UAHS graduates -- ticket supplies are limited to about 400, Dugger said.

Read the entire article here.


The Upper Arlington Alumni Association (UAAA) Golden Bear Rock Fest is an annual fundraiser to benefit UAAA.

Our Alumni Association works to keep our alumni connected, to promote class reunions, and to make it all as easy as possible!

UAAA has created and maintains two separate alumni databases. One is for reunion and historical use, and contains full contact information for each of our more than 32,000 alums. The other is an email database for our web site, and it consists of more than 12,000 names and email addresses. There are expenses associated with our databases, web sites, our Traditions newsletter, and other materials and services we provide to our reunion committees.

UAAA is completely self-sustaining; this means that even though we are a sub-fund of the UA Education Foundation (UAEF), we are responsible for raising our own funds.

We have two methods of raising money. One is through MEMBERSHIP at one of four different levels. The other is our GOLDEN BEAR ROCK FEST fundraising party.

Thank you to Joanne Beebe '64 for taking more than 400 pictures at our party!

The 2016 Golden Bear Rock Fest will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 7 - 11 pm at the St. Agatha Event Center on Northam Road.


Please visit our Rock Fest Facebook page! IMPORTANT: Then click "JOIN" so you will receive updates!

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This event is not sponsored by the Upper Arlington City Schools.
Web site donated by Ellen Clark