"What if we throw a party and nobody shows up?!"
That was the thought I had over the weekend before the Centennial Celebration at Newsom Stadium on Monday, May 10.
Thankfully a good number of people in the MISD community decided to show up, approximately 2,300 of you actually. The event was a great success from our perspective: we were able to provide a free event for the Mansfield ISD community that included family-friendly activities and games as well as food and live entertainment.
Best laid plans
Of course, no special event goes according to plans. We had a few issues to overcome including the weather. No rain, but the evening was very windy. Very windy. There was so much wind that we were only able to safely use three of the planned six inflatable attractions. The other issue was food lines, apparently free food is a major draw. Our team of cooks, and food prep did a tremendous job of feeding the masses in a timely manner, but we know the lines were long at times during the event.
Overall we were highly pleased with how the event turned out and hope attendees appreciate the effort, planning and work that went into it. We weren't really sure how many people might come out to the event so the numbers were a pleasant surprise.
Thank you to the sponsors, workers, volunteers and vendors for providing the support for the 100th Anniversary wrap-up party.
Lastly, be sure to check out the photo gallery from the Centennial Celebration. We've included some photos from attendees. (If you have photos from the event that you'd like to share, please send them to mansfieldisd[at]gmail.com.)
Now it's your turn
If you joined us at the event, please share your thoughts in the comments below. What did you think of our anniversary party? The comments are yours.