RACINE — The Southern Alumni Association will host a series of events on Friday, Sept. 28 as part of the Southern High School Homecoming festivities.
“Reunited in Racine — Once a Tornado, Always a Tornado” will include participation in the Homecoming Parade, a Tailgate Party, recognition of past Homecoming Queens and a performance by alumni band members.
Parade lineup will begin at 1 p.m. The parade will begin at 1:45 p.m., leaving the high school and traveling the traditional parade route through Racine.
Anticipated parade participants include the Tornado Marching Band and alumni band members, alumni cheerleaders, anniversary year floats, class floats, high school fall sports teams, homecoming attendants, king and queen candidates and the 2017 Homecoming Queen, and past Homecoming Queens.
Political candidates are not permitted to be part of the parade.
Following the parade will be the Alumni and Student Council Tailgating Party. The tailgate party is to include food from Smoke’m If You Got’em BBQ, Meigs Inflatables (free courtesy of Hill’s Sunoco), music by DJ Cliff Thomas of Skye Productions, and corn hole.
The tailgate party will run from 3-6:30 p.m.
Past Homecoming Queens will be recognized on the field at 6:45 p.m., with the crowning of the 2018 Homecoming King and Queen at 7 p.m.
The crowning will be followed by the playing of the National Anthem, Alma Mater and Fight Song by the Tornado Marching Band and Alumni Band.
Southern will then face South Gallia in the Homecoming Football Game with kickoff at 7:30 p.m.
The alumni band will then perform at halftime of the game. As of Tuesday, there were 26 alumni band members signed up to participate.
The alumni association is selling shirts and Cat Meow buildings of the current high school, as well as some of the past buildings in the district (while supplies last). Items will be available at the game and tailgate party.
To enter the parade contact Student Council advisor Calee Pickens at 740-949-4222 ext. 3408 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Alumni Band questions or to sign up contact Adam Phillips at 304-634-1565 or email@example.com.
Past Homecoming Queens wishing to participate may contact Melissa Rizer at 740-963-4263.
Alumni cheerleaders may contact Tracy Picket at 740-416-0737 for questions.
Sarah Hawley is the managing editor of The Daily Sentinel.