Covington plans homecoming week events

COVINGTON — Covington High School student council under the direction of longtime adviser, Marti Cain, has announced this year’s homecoming activities.

This year’s theme is “Under the City Lights.” To start Homecoming week, the first event is the community pep rally will begin at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28 at Smith Field. In case of rain, it will be held in the high school gymnasium. The schedule for the evening includes the introduction of the homecoming court and the crowning of the king. The full slate includes introductions of the fall sports teams from the high school, middle school and Little Buccs football and cheerleading teams. Also, the high school and the middle school cheerleaders will perform their competition dances along with the middle school Bucc Club. Admission is free and the band concession stand will be open.

Friday night, Oct. 2, beginning at 6:15 p.m. is the homecoming parade. This year’s parade marshals are recently retired teachers Linda Poast and Shirley Crotcher. The parade includes the homecoming court driven by the Troy Corvette Club, class floats, the Band of Bucc Pride and more. The float judging will take place at 5:45 p.m. with emphasis on creativity, following the theme and the number of students riding it.

Due to the new building construction, the parade will start at the high school, but finish at the middle school. The parade route begins at CHS then proceeds left on Chestnut, left on Wenrick, right on Walnut, right on Wall, right on Maple street to Smith Field. Only the court candidates, cheerleaders and the band will proceed to Smith Field. All of the rest of the parade participates end at the middle school parking lot. To bring the festivities to an end, the introduction of the court along with the crowning of the queen will take place on Smith Field.

To top off the week’s activities, students in grades ninth through 12th are invited to attend the homecoming dance on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 8-11 p.m. in the high school commons. Student council members are busy making decorations to help transform the commons into a city of lights. Students can purchase tickets from Mrs. Cain or Mrs. Robinson before school, during lunch or after school until 3:15 p.m. through Oct. 2. Tickets are pre-sale only and cost $10 each. No tickets are sold at the door. The official photographer of the dance is Ben Robinson. Students can pick up picture packets in the high school office.