Washington Evening Journal
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FAIRFIELD — Fairfield High School will start its Homecoming Week festivities early this year with an assembly a week before the varsity football game against West Burlington-Notre Dame on Friday, Sept. 30.
The fun all starts on Thursday, Sept. 22 with the announcement of the Homecoming Court during an assembly at 10 a.m. Float construction will begin that day, and will continue every day for the next week, wrapping up at 9:30 p.m. each night.
On Friday, Sept. 23, the Homecoming Court will attend the One Fairfield Luncheon at the Fairfield Golf & Country Club. Joining the court will be the FHS cheer squad, with an update from FBLA and a performance from VOX Choir.
There is no school on Monday, Sept. 26 because it is a professional development day for teachers, but students can still gather to work on their floats.
The dress-up days begin on Tuesday, Sept. 27 with “Beach Day.” The cross-country team will venture to Washington for a meet at 4:45 p.m., and the volleyball team will follow them there, with matches beginning at 5:45 p.m.
The theme on Wednesday, Sept. 28 is “Country/Country Club Day.”
Students will don their most patriotic outfits for “USA Day” on Thursday, Sept. 29. Iron Man Volleyball begins at 2:30 p.m. The pep rally that night will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Trojan Stadium, featuring performances by the band and cheerleaders and the Powder Puff game.
Last year’s King and Queen, Grant Ward and Anna Dunlap, will return to FHS to pass their crowns onto this year’s King and Queen at 8 p.m. Fairfield varsity football coach Nate Weaton will give the pep talk, and the students will do a torch run to start the bonfire.
Friday, Sept. 30 is the day to show off Trojan pride with “FHS Orange and Black Spirit Day.” Students will be dismissed at 1:40 p.m. for the parade, which will begin at 2 p.m. from the high school.
Once the floats reach Central Park, FHS English teacher Fred Hucke will emcee that afternoon’s pep rally, featuring a performance by the cheerleaders, the school fight song played by the band, and the announcement of the winners of the candy contest, baby picture contest and float contest. The Homecoming Court will be introduced once again, and Coach Dane Kool will give the pep talk.
The varsity football game against West Burlington-Notre Dame begins at 7 p.m., and there is no freshman game. The Southeast Iowa Regional Fire Honor Guard will bring in the Colors.
After the game, students are invited to participate in the dance from 9 p.m. to midnight, put on by the FHS Student Council.
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