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September 19, 2013

New parade route for Knoxville High's Homecoming

Knoxville will play its Homecoming game on Friday, Sept. 27, vs. the Dallas Center-Grimes Mustangs.

This year’s homecoming theme is “Brand the Mustangs.” Knoxville High School students have a full week of activities planned.

Dress-up days will be part of Homecoming once again. Monday is “ER Day,” in which the students dress for a profession that ends in the letters “er.” Tuesday is “Group Day,” in which students coordinate with friends on costumes, Wednesday is “Futuristic Day,” Thursday is “Holiday Day,” and Friday is “Spirit Day,” in which the students are encouraged to wear their class shirts.

Sean Gibbons, KHS teacher behind Homecoming activities, said the classes will also produce a parody music video to be judged. A dance-off competition will also be held. Nearly every night of the Homecoming, there will be activities. A dodgeball tournament will be held Monday, students are encouraged to attend home sporting events on Tuesday, nothing is scheduled for Wednesday and the pep rally is scheduled for Thursday.

The public is invited to the pep rally, which will be held at Ken Locke Stadium at 7 p.m. The Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned at the rally. Students are invited to a bonfire at the high school following the public event.

Friday will see the conclusion of the class competitions. A spirit assembly will be held before the parade. The parade begins at 3 p.m., and a new route is necessary, due to the work on Second Street.

Gibbons said the parade will line up on Main, starting at Roche. They will take Main to Third, Third to Montgomery, Montgomery to First, First to Robinson and Robinson back to Roche. Parade viewers may line up along the route. If you would like to have something in the parade, Gibbons said entries will be taken through midweek. He can be reached at the high school at 842-2173.

KHS is also bringing back the Homecoming Dance, scheduled for Saturday night from 7-10 p.m. All week, the students will be bringing in canned food donations, which will be donated locally.

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