Ridgeville Falcon Night was a fundraising success.
Dressed in Ridgeville High School blue and white uniforms, the Archbold junior varsity and varsity boys basketball teams defeated Liberty Center in both games, Friday Feb. 5.
The event celebrated the Ridgeville School District, which was consolidated into Archbold and two other districts at the end of the 1968- 69 school year.
Aaron Rex, Archbold superintendent, said the sale of Ridgeville Falcons t-shirts raised $2,100.
“We expect a few more sales, but anticipate being able to send the F.F. Hesterman Scholarship and the Ridgeville Community Park checks for around $1,100 each when all is complete,” he said.
The scholarship program honors F.F. Hesterman, a Ridgeville school administrator for many years.
“We are very pleased with the amount of t-shirts sold and the funds raised for the two groups,” he said.
In an earlier article in this newspaper, Rex said Falcon Night, originally announced in July 2015, “is a way to honor the tradition and history of Ridgeville Local Schools and recognize the role it played in the community, and the part they play in Archbold Schools, as well.”
Rex said Falcon Night “was a great event for the students, community, and most importantly, the alumni and faculty of Ridgeville Local Schools.
“We were very pleased with the attendance that evening, and we have heard a lot of positive feedback from a variety of individuals.”
Almost 1,500 people attended the game.
“It was fun to see the people here reminisce as they looked at the Ridgeville memorabilia and visit with each other,” Rex said.
“Whether it was the singing of the alma mater, fight songs, or cheering the team on to victory, it was an exciting night.”