BHS graduation at Memorial Coliseum tonight

Published 10:26 am Friday, May 22, 2009

The Bainbridge High School graduation ceremonies will move indoors tonight, Friday, beginning at 8 p.m.

Principal Tommie Howell said in an e-mail Friday morning, “Because of the extreme uncertainties of our weather, the graduation ceremony of the Bainbridge High School Class of 2009 will be held tonight at 8 p.m. in the Decatur County Memorial Coliseum. Each senior will receive six tickets for distribution to their guests. Audience members need to be seated no later than 7:55. Once the seniors enter, the doors to the arena will be closed.”

The ceremony started Thursday night, but heavy rain started falling about 30 minutes into the ceremony.

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It has been Board of Education policy to postpone the ceremony, but keep it at Centennial Field because of the large enough venue to accommodate the crowd; however, rain is forecast for this evening and Saturday morning, which was the third option for holding the ceremony.