McLouth to mark homecoming
McLouth High School students are going retro for this week's homecoming activities.
This year's homecoming week theme is "Blasts From the Past."
Tuesday was Western/ Frontiers Day, today is Famous People In History Day, while Thursday is reserved for Blast of the Decades in which students dress up in accordance with fashions from the '50s, '60s, '70s and '80s.
Friday is the traditional Purple and Gold Day.
Other activities at the school kicked off Tuesday as well, with the Mr. McLouth competition and the annual volleyball game.
Today, the Buff And Tuff games will be played at 7 p.m., Powder Puff Games at 8 p.m. and a scavenger hunt at 8:45 p.m.
On Friday, the annual homecoming parade through downtown McLouth starts at 2 p.m.
The parade's theme is "Break the Mustangs," as the Bulldogs will take on Doniphan West Mustangs later in the day in the second football game of the year.
After the parade, a tug-of-war is set for 2:25 p.m. among high school classes. In the first round, seniors will take on sophomores and juniors will meet the freshmen. The winners of those match-ups will meet in a tug-of-war championship.
Candidate games, class cheers and a performance by the MHS cheerleaders will follow the tug-of-war.
The homecoming football game between Doniphan West and McLouth will begin at 7 p.m. at Stan Braksick Sports Complex.
Crowning of homecoming king and queen also will take place at the game.
Queen candidates are Abby Annis, Leah Hoffhines and Kassidie Kramer. King candidates are Skeeter Kingsolver, Ryan Smith and Mark Stewart.