Red-Raider-logo_webMELROSE — Melrose High School is going to the Super Bowl on December 6 and this great accomplishment is an opportunity to showcase all of the great achievements of the city’s football team, its band, cheerleaders, student body and staff and to celebrate all of Melrose schools and the great things that are happening every day.

Let’s celebrate, Melrose.

Next week starting on Monday and going on to the game on Saturday will be Melrose Red Raiders week for the City of Melrose. The city is planning some great activities:

On Monday morning we will raise the Melrose High School flag at City Hall to declare the week of December 1 Melrose Red Raiders Week. The city will display a special banner and light the City Hall tree in brilliant red and white to celebrate Melrose High School.

Make this a city-wide event. Via the Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Robert J. Dolan invites local businesses to decorate their windows and citizens to decorate their homes to show their Red Raider spirit. E-mail pictures of your decorations to or Tweet them to the city Twitter account, @CityofMelrose, and we will re-Tweet them and put them on our blog for all to see.

Next Friday, December 5, citywide, from the ECC to Melrose High School, from the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital to all our businesses to City Hall, will be Red and White Day. The mayor encourages everyone in the city to wear red and white. Tweet pictures of your family and co-workers dressed in red and white and we will re-Tweet them and put them on our blog.

Melrose Red Raider Week will culminate on Friday, December 5, with Home for the Holidays, including the tree lighting on the City Hall lawn at 6 p.m., the stroll down Main Street at 6:30, and the arrival of Santa immediately afterward.

Finally, the mayor urges as many people as possible to Gillette Stadium at 6 p.m. on December 6 as Melrose takes on Dartmouth for the 2014 MIAA Division III Super Bowl.

Go Melrose!