High school gears up for Homecoming

Staff Writer
Washington Times-Reporter

Once again, Homecoming week has arrived, and Washington Community High School has been busy planning this year’s activities.

If the window decorations around town have not clued anyone into this year’s theme yet, Homecoming 2008 is WCHS: “The Greatest Show on Earth.”

Along with events during the school hours, Homecoming festivities open to the community will begin with Community Night at 7 p.m. Thursday.

This will be the inaugural year for Community Night to be in the Caterpillar Performing Arts Center at Five Points Washington. Cost for admission is $1.

This year, two members of WCHS’s teaching staff will again be acting as Masters of Ceremonies.

Math teachers, Jim Witt and Beth Cassulo will guide the audience through a “circus” of a night.

Entertainment will include a skit by the WCHS 2008-09 Drama Club, performances by the 2008-09 WCHS Pantherettes and the Chamber Choir.

This year’s Panther Pride award will also be presented during the program, along with the introduction of the 2008 Homecoming Court and the announcement of this year’s Homecoming King and Queen.

Following the Community Night program at Five Points, everyone is invited to a bonfire located on the practice field adjacent to Jefferson Street.

The Homecoming celebration will continue Friday with the Homecoming Parade in the afternoon and the football game at 7:30 p.m. against the Limestone Rockets.

The parade will step off at 2 p.m. and will head east on Jefferson until Pine Street where the route will go south until Walnut (Business 24). The parade will then head west to the square, go around the square, and then west down Peoria Street (Business 24) to Wood Street.

Homecoming activities will conclude with the Homecoming Dance from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday Torry Gym.