West Carroll High School Student Council members have been busy getting activities and events ready for the 2019 Homecoming experience this week, Sept. 23-27, ending with the dance Saturday night, Sept. 28.
The Homecoming theme is “Roll the Dice.” Activities for Spirit Week include special "Dress-up Days" for the student body and staff:
MGM Grand Monday—Glam-Ritz; Tuesday, Tropicana—Hawaiian; Circus Circus Wednesday—Class Color Day; Treasure Island Thursday—Decade Day; Hard Rock Friday—Green/Black Day.
The Homecoming parade begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, in downtown Savanna.
The parade will proceed from the Shopko parking lot, through the alley between Sullivan’s and Jo-Carroll Energy onto Third Street, turn onto Division Street and then south on Main Street, ending back at the marina entrance.
Those driving convertibles and the fire trucks are asked to pull behind Shopko for line-up along with class floats. When lining up for the parade, participants are asked make sure they are facing the alley for easier line-up. Those who need to park in that parking lot are asked not to park near parade entries.
Spectators are encouraged to not park in the Shopko parking lot due to traffic congestion.
Immediately following the parade, the Homecoming Court introduction and king and queen coronation along with a bonfire will be held at Massey Field. There is a new twist this year as a West Carroll staff homecoming court will be crowned Thursday night.
In case of inclement weather, the court introduction and crowning will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday in the high school gymnasium.
The West Carroll Thunder varsity football team will take on the AFC Raiders at 7 p.m. Friday. Members of the Homecoming Court will be introduced at 6:30 p.m. There is no frosh-soph game.
Homecoming festivities culminate Saturday, Sept. 28, with a dance from 7-10 p.m. in the high school gym.
The week ends with a pep rally and games for students on Friday.
Local civic organizations and boosters are welcomed and encouraged to support the students through the parade and other related activities. Non-school groups are encouraged to participate in the parade, but they should have some theme, sign, etc. that pertains to Homecoming.
Those who would like to join the parade may contact the WCHS student council advisor. No political person or group will be allowed. Please show your school spirit by entering a float and wearing green and black on Friday.