Got questions about the Garfield Centennial?
This page is here to answer some questions, and point you in the right direction if we are not answering your question here
How can I make a donation to support the costs associated with putting on such a grand celebration?
Donating is easy! You can send us a check, or you can donate online. It’s easy to join many generous alums, parents, friends, and community listed have donated in support of the Garfield High School Centennial Celebration. Click here to donate and thanks for your support.
Do I have to be a Bulldog to attend?
Though we are especially excited to welcome home our Bulldog family, everyone is invited to attend the
Is the event free?
Yes, the Garfield Centennial Celebration is free to attend. Highlights of the day will be a variety of
musical performances by noted alumni and current students, decade reunions, historical displays,
community partner presentations, student displays, food trucks and much, much more. There will be
opportunities to purchase food, merchandise and refreshments on site so you can spend the day
celebrating the Bulldogs!
Who is the event sponsored by?
School Partners: Garfield High School, Garfield Golden Grads, GHS PTSA, GHS Foundation. Community
Partners: Northwest African American Museum, Wing Luke Museum, City of Seattle Department of
Neighborhoods, Seattle Public Library, Seattle Black Firefighters Association, Black Heritage Society
Executive Committee: Carver Gayton '56, Barney Hilliard '56, Lynn Jaffe '58, Maureen Hampton Kerschbaum '64, Julie Walker Meacham '60, Pat Bowen Mouton '64, Susan Prince '64, and Eddie Rye, Jr '59
Is the event Handicap accessible? Will there be accessible parking?
Yes, there will be parking reserved for people with disabilities. This parking is available in the main
campus lot at 23rd Ave and E Jefferson St.
Will there be parking available nearby?
As this is a community-wide celebration, street parking is the best option. Parking will go quickly in the
main campus lot at 23rd Ave and E Jefferson St. There is additional, on-street parking on E Alder St, south
of Garfield and on 25th Ave, east of Garfield adjacent to the athletic field. 25th Ave is accessible via E
Alder St, south of Garfield and E Cherry St, north of Garfield. Carpooling and car-ride services may be
advisable as well.
Do I need to wear a mask at the celebration?
We are following all health and safety guidelines as established by the Washington State Department of Health. Currently, masking is optional but encouraged.
Will there be food and beverage available?
There will be food trucks stationed outside the main entrance featuring a wide variety of food and beverage options.
Will school and Centennial event merchandise be sold?
Yes. The student store will be open throughout the event selling current GHS merchandise. In addition a limited supply of Centennial merchandise will also be for sale.
May I share a memory of Garfield?
Yes please, here’s an online form to share your time as a Bulldog.
How can I volunteer to help at the event?
There are many opportunities to volunteer. Click Here to sign up.
Will there be entertainment at the event?
Yes. There will be a wide assortment of groups and individuals (alums and current students) performing throughout the day at numerous venues. Exact schedule to be posted on the website soon.
Will my class be having a reunion at the event?
There will be Decade Reunions offered during the celebration. Here's the schedule:
Auxiliary Gym - 40s and 50s classes
The Commons - 60s and 70s classes
In 40' x 40' tent on Athletic Field - 80s classes
In 40' x 40' tent on Athletic Field - 90s classes
In 40' x 40' tent on Athletic Field - 2000 - 2011 classes
In 40' x 40' tent on Athletic Field - 2012 - 2022 classes
Will current GHS students be performing?
Yes many of GHS groups will be performing. Exact details to be posted soon.
Will Honorary Event chair QJ be attending?
We sure hope so. Stay tuned as we will post on website as soon as we know.
Will there be a formal ceremony during the event?
Yes there will be a one-hour “Past, Present and Future Garfield High School” special event at 1:00pm (Doors open at 12:30pm) in the gymnasium, featuring famous Garfield alumni, current students, area dignitaries. We are honored to
have Garfield Alumnus Quincy Jones ’50 as honorary chairman for the event.