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It’s Homecoming Week in the Mount Ayr Community Schools, and a full slate of activities are planned to celebrate the event.
A week of activities
Homecoming is a week-long event featuring plenty of action aimed at the community at large.
Monday the junior varsity football team travels to Maryville for a 4:15 p.m. game while the middle school footballers go to Clarke for a 5:30 p.m. contest.
Tuesday, the middle school volleyball team will host Central Decatur at 4 p.m. while the cross country team travels to Creston for a 4 p.m. start.
Thursday is big night of fun for all ages.
The evening begins with the Band Boosters Supper from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the commons.
The football jersey auction gets underway at 6:45 p.m. in the gym.
The evening will continue through the queen coronation, class competitions, senior parents’ skit and end with the crowning of the king.
King candidates this year include Dawson Frost – son of Justin and Jess Frost, Reas Knapp – son of Steve and Tracee Knapp, Keelan Klommhaus – son of Kelly and Christy Klommhaus, Isaac Grose – son of Chris and Jessi Grose and Cayden Lambert – son of Derek and Kristin Lambert and Tracy and Ed Nickell.
Queen candidates are Abigail Barnes – daughter of Travis and Tessa Barnes, Alexis Main – daughter of Erin and Annie Main, Jaycee Knight – daughter of Megan and James Griffith and Jacobs and Ashley Knight, Rachel Gregg – daughter of Ruth Gregg and Randy and Marcy Gregg, and Samantha Stewart – daughter of Julie and Josh Shields and Kevin and Ashley Stewart.
This year’s princess is Kallie Larsen, the daughter of Drew and Billi Larsen, and the prince is Garrison Reynolds, the son of Garrett and Traci Reynolds.
The annual Homecoming parade begins at 1:30 p.m. with a community pep rally to follow at the football field at 2:15 p.m.
The Band Boosters Tailgate Supper begins serving at 5:30 p.m.
The Homecoming football game against West Central Valley kicks off at 7 p.m.
The Homecoming court will be presented to the fans at halftime of the game.
Following the game, a dance at the high school will run until midnight.
Dress up days
Dress up days are always a big hit with the middle and high school students.
The designated themes for this year include:
Monday – A Million Dreams: Stay awake in class, but wear your coziest pajamas.
Tuesday – Come Alive: In a circus-themed outfit. Freaky, weird, or just silly, dress up like a circus performer.
Wednesday – This is Me: Stand out in the craziest, most mismatched outfit you can come up with!
Thursday – The Other Side Gear up for competitive fun and wear your team color designated by StuCo!
Friday – The Greatest Show Cheer on the Raiders with school colors!
The elementary students also get into the Homecoming spirit with their own set of dress-up days.
Monday – Pajama Day: Wear your favorite pajamas, robes, and slippers.
Tuesday – Raider Colors Day: Different grade-levels wear different colors.
6 th Grade – Black
5 th Grade – Red
4 th Grade – White
3 rd Grade – Black
2 nd Grade – Red
1 st Grade – White
Kindergarten – Black
Non-Classroom Staff – Red
Wednesday – Beach Day: Wear your favorite shorts, tank top, and flip-flops.
Thursday – Career Day: What do you want to be when you grow up? Dress the part!
Friday – Spirit Day: Wear items to show your support for Mount Ayr Community Schools. Go all out!
Hall of Fame banquet
Homecoming week will conclude with the annual banquet and induction ceremony for the Mount Ayr Community Schools Hall of Fame.
The event will be held in the high school commons, beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday with social time followed by a meal prepared by MAC alum Katie Routh Porter, chef at the Wallace Centers of Iowa.
The induction ceremony rounds out the evening. Inductees this year include Carey Crowson, Duane Miller, Jerry Waugh, and the 1963 Raider football team.