Posted September 18, 2017
The community is encouraged to enjoy Plymouth High School Homecoming Week from Sept. 24 to 30, especially the annual parade and football game on Friday, Sept. 29.
Local businesses are invited to decorate in keeping with the Disney-inspired theme of “Where Dreams Come True.” The Homecoming Committee will recognize the most spirited displays on Mill Street.
The public is invited to witness the annual Boys Volleyball Tournament beginning at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 24 in the gym, as well as to the Girls Powder Puff Football Tournament beginning at 1 p.m. on the football field. (Please note these are earlier times than in recent years.)
A tug-of-war competition between the classes will be held throughout the week during the advisory period, with the finals Friday morning. Daily dress-up days tied to the theme are planned, as are lunchroom activities.
The annual Homecoming Pep Rally/Coronation on Friday, Sept. 29 will feature the Homecoming Court, chosen by the student body from representatives of each student activity or club. The representatives and court also will be announced before the football game.
The assembly also will include the induction of the newest members of the PHS Alumni Hall of Fame: Gary Gritt of the Class of 1973, Joel Dudley of the Class of 1995, and Beau Hoopman of the Class of 1999.
The annual PHS Homecoming Parade through downtown Plymouth will begin at 4:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29. The route will begin near East Main and Caroline streets, head south to Mill Street, east on Mill to North Street, then north back to Main.
Mitch Arnold, a PHS student battling leukemia, will serve as honorary Homecoming Parade Marshall. Businesses and community organizations are invited to enter the parade; click here for an entry form, which is due Monday, Sept. 25.
After the parade, families and other community members are invited to help celebrate the 60th anniversary of Fairview and Parkview by touring these elementary schools. The buildings will be open from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, and again from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 30. Fairview is located at 300 Salem Drive, and Parkview is next to Carl Loebe Field at 500 Parkview Drive.
A brat fry sponsored by the PHS Soccer Booster Club will be held at the Finke Field concession stand at PHS. Brats, burgers and baked goods will be sold from 4:30 to 9 p.m.
The football game against Ripon will kick off at 7 p.m. PHS alumni are invited to sign in at the Plymouth Education Foundation welcome tent and receive a complimentary gift. Those who can’t make it to the game can follow the action live online at www.plymouthtv.org or at www.1420thebreeze.com.
The annual Homecoming Dance on Saturday, Sept. 30 will conclude the week’s activities.