Homecoming at Greene County and Paton-Churdan high schools is slated for Friday, Oct. 5, with activities on a theme “Back in Black” all next week.
The homecoming court was announced Wednesday morning. The king and queen will be crowned following the parade next Friday afternoon.
Paton-Churdan is celebrating homecoming, too, with activities planned for Sunday, Sept. 30. Coronation will be held at 5:30 pm at the school in Churdan. A powder puff football game is planned for 7 pm at Linduska Field in Jefferson.
The Greene County cheerleaders will hold a jersey auction Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 7 pm at the middle school, with a community pep rally following the auction.
Area organizations and businesses are invited to be part of the homecoming parade Oct. 5 at 2 pm. The parade will line up at the gravel parking lot north of Linduska Field at 1:15 pm. The parade route is north on Chestnut St to State St, and then around the courthouse square.
Coronation of the homecoming king and queen will take place on the south side of the courthouse after the parade.
Organizations and businesses that want more information about the parade or to participate in it should contact Deb Marquardt at the high school at 515-386-2188.
The community is invited to join in themed dress-up days during the week: Monday – Pajama Day; Tuesday – Hawaiian Day; Wednesday – ‘80s workout Gear; Thursday – Favorite Fictional Character Day; and Friday – Spirit Day.
All entries should be posted on the Greene County Activities Booster Club Facebook page the day of the event. One business will be chosen as a winner each day, with one overall winner named on Friday. Winners will be announced at halftime of the Homecoming football game.
The Rams will host the Atlantic Trojans in the homecoming football game, with the varsity kickoff at 7 pm. The pre-game ceremonies will include an honor guard composed of veterans and emergency responders from the entire county.
High school students are invited to a homecoming dance Saturday, Oct. 6, from 8 to 11 pm at the Elks lodge in Jefferson.