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READY FOR ACTION: CHHS students excited for homecoming

Charles Henderson High School’s homecoming game may not be until tonight, but that didn’t keep students from spending the whole week engaging in festivities.

“Homecoming week is a time that students can have a little fun as long as they stay focused,” said Principal Brock Kelley. “We had some dress-up days such as a ‘Movie Day’ where students dressed up as their favorite character and a ‘Movie Dupo Day’ where they had to pair up as a famous movie duo; a Batman and Robin kind of thing. (Friday) will be our dress for success day with our homecoming assembly at 10 a.m. It’s good for them to have fun as long as they stay focused on what they need to do academically.”

One of the biggest events leading up to homecoming day was the annual bonfire, with football players, cheerleaders, students and parents coming together to tailgate and fellowship around the big fire.

Another big event before the Trojans kick off against Stanhope Elmore tonight is the annual parade that will run through Downtown Troy.

“We have a ton of floats this year,” Kelley said. “Each class did a float, our clubs all did floats, our turf management class did a float and we also have several community floats.”

The parade will start at 3 p.m. in the CHHS parking lot and will travel down George Wallace Drive to Elm and around the Square.

School will let out at 1:30 p.m. to give everyone time to prepare for the game and ceremony.

“Get there early because we’re expecting a large number of people to get to the game before kickoff to get in and get their seats,” Kelley said. “We’re going to have three lanes open to be getting people in.”

The game is set for 7 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Stadium. The homecoming ceremony will be held on the field at halftime.