Homecoming 2019 is underway in Melcher-Dallas. The Saints will host the Baxter Bolts on Sept. 13 for the annual Homecoming football game. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.

Prior to the game, there are plenty of activities for students to participate in throughout the week, including dress-up days and student competitions.

This year’s dress-up days included Lazy Day on Monday, where students wore pajamas or comfy clothes. Tuesday brought Sports Fan Day, having students dress up like their favorite player or wearing sports gear to show their love for a favorite team. Character Day followed on Wednesday, where students dressed as their favorite character from a TV show, move, video game or event YouTube.

Students are showing their American pride all day Thursday, wearing patriotic colors for Red, White and Blue Day. Friday brings Maroon and White Day, encouraging students to show their Saint spirit by wearing school colors.

Other actives taking place throughout the week included Iron Man Volleyball on Wednesday afternoon. Thursday holds the Athletic Booster Club Meal at 5 p.m. and the jersey auction at 5:45 p.m.

The Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned at 7 p.m. on Thursday night, followed by the Powder Puff game.

This year’s Homecoming Queen candidates include Angel Beaty, Lilly Bennett, Sarah Hyatt, Bailey Johnson and Kaylee Maeschen. King Candidates include Joe Branson, Noah Offenburger, Jacob Russell, Emery Sage and Noe VonTrzebaitowski.

The Homecoming Court also includes freshman attendants Kenzie Gibson and Max Enfield, sophomore attendants Gabby Drummondo and Scott Johnson, and junior attendants Riley Enfield and Lane Vander Linden.

Before the football game on Friday evening, Saints fans are able to show their school spirit throughout the day. The Pep Rally takes place at 1 p.m., followed by the parade at 2 p.m.

Emma Skahill can be reached at eskahill@journalexpress.net or by calling the newsroom at 641-842-2155.

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