The Van-Far R-I School District is currently celebrating Homecoming Week with a several planned events and activities to show pride in the district.
The first big event of the week takes place tonight on Wednesday, September 17 at the high school football field with a Powder Puff football game. This event features junior girls from both Van-Far and Community R-VI battling senior girls from both districts playing football.
Meanwhile, several male students from both districts will be acting as cheerleaders for the game.
The game starts at 7 p.m.
In contrast to an earlier report, this year’s Homecoming Parade will be at 4 p.m. on Friday, September 19.
Before the start of this year’s Homecoming game, volunteers who worked on the Van-Far football tower during the past few months will be recognized.
The district will recognize all those students, parents, and community members and businesses that have supported the football tower project.
Volunteers are being asked to be present at 6:45 p.m. and to be ready to enter the field when their name is announced.
There are not enough words to say thanks to all those who have made this project possible,” said Van-Far Principal Cindy Pirch.
The 7 p.m. game features the Indians taking on Montgomery County.
At halftime, a Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned.
This year’s candidates include freshmen Makayla Vigil and Kyle Ebers; sophomores Anthony Cole and Emily Laskowski; juniors Michael Colson and Renee Nelson; along with seniors Sarah Motley and Brandon Otis.
Also during halftime, the Spirit Week awards will be presented for best class poster/banner, best float, etc.
This year’s dress up days for students included Senior Citizen Day (Monday), Favorite Halloween Costume Day (Tuesday), Walking Dead Day or Homecoming T-Shirt Day (Wednesday), Black and Gold Day (Thursday), and Class Colors Day (Friday).
A Spirit King and Queen will also be crowned.