Homecoming week begins


Abigayle Bragdon

Junior Jace Oglesby buys his homecoming ticket Sept 16.

Abigayle Bragdon, Staff Writer

Homecoming week will be from Sept. 19-23. This year’s Homecoming theme is Viva Las Vegas. Homecoming week will include spirit week, a parade, bonfire, football game, and as usual the Homecoming dance.
The spirit week lineup for this year is color day (Sept. 19), casino day (Sept. 20), Adam Sandler day (Sept. 21), Viva Las Vegas (Sept. 22), and lastly purple and white (Sept. 23)
“I love them all; I feel like a lot more people will dress up because of Adam Sandler day,” senior Halleye Pate said.
Homecoming parade will be Sept. 22 at 3 p.m.
“I’m excited that Harrisburg FFA will be having a float in the Homecoming parade this year,” ag teacher Eliza Arnold said.
This year’s Homecoming parade will feature the marching band, which recently won first place at Popcorn Days in Ridgway, and floats from classes and teams. Some other floats in the parade will be Mackie’s Pizza, Little Tractor, and People’s National Bank according to student council advisor Krystal Wilson.
“I’m always excited about the parade. I think it’s an important tradition. I think it’s a good way for the community to show their support,” Wilson said.
At 7 p.m. on Sept. 22, the cheerleaders will be announcing Mr. Bulldog and following that will be a bonfire at Taylor Field.
“I really appreciate and thank the people who vote for me. If I won, I would feel like I accomplished something and be glad about it,” Mr. Bulldog candidate Allen Skaggs said.
The Homecoming football game will be against Massac County.
“We beat them last year in overtime, so I know they’re going to come here and give us a battle and try to spoil our Homecoming, so it’s going to be a dog fight, so we’re gonna work real hard next week and prepare for these guys,” assistant football coach Josh Allen said.
Tickets for Saturday night’s dance will be $15 and will be sold Sept. 15-21.
“The colors are black, white and red but we haven’t started decorating yet,” junior girl representative Baily Cook said.