Community: Alumni gathers at tailgate party

The big football game Friday night between crosstown rivals Burbank and Burroughs high schools has an exciting new element this year with the newly formed Burbank-Burroughs Alumni Assn.

Graduates from both schools will watch the game together, one of many social events planned by organizers.

Founders have recruited 850 members on Facebook and recently held an inaugural party at D'Argenzio's Wine Tasting Room in Burbank, owned by Richard D'Argenzio, a Burroughs grad, and his wife, Kathy “Rhoads” D'Argenzio, a Burbank High grad.

Alumni will be going to the homecoming game together this Friday night following a tailgate party beginning at 5 p.m. in the parking lot across the street from the school district office at Olive Avenue and Parish Place.

Members can bring a chair, picnic, snack, and/or cooler, but no alcohol will be allowed because this is considered a school event.

After reconnecting, the group will move over to Memorial Field to watch the game, which will start at 7 p.m. Burbank is the home team this year.

The alumni association will sit together in a reserved section on the home side. The first 50 grads to check in at the tailgate party will receive a wristband allowing them to sit in that section.

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