Oak Lawn Community High School is celebrating homecoming all week with a pep assembly, parade, a fireworks show and the big game against Eisenhower High School, capped off by a Saturday night dance.
The weeks kicks off with an all-school pep assembly on Tuesday at 2 p.m.
In what may possibly be the fastest parade on record, the OLCHS homecoming parade steps off at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, at 95th Street and Raymond. The parade will proceed west on 95th Street to Napleton Field, located just west of the high school. The theme of the 2013 homecoming parade is “Spartans At the Masquerade Ball.”
The parade will be led by the Johnson-Phelps VFW Color Guard, and will feature the Homecoming Court, Spartan Marching Band, cheerleaders, and floats sponsored by the various student, community, and civic organizations.
The Oak Lawn Chamber of Commerce donated four cash prizes for the Best Float, Best Walking Float, Best Use of Theme, and Most Spirited Group. This year’s Grand Marshal is retired Oak Lawn Police Officer and retired OLCHS School Police Liaison, Officer Robert Foster (OLCHS Class of 1963).
The parade is being planned in cooperation with the Oak Lawn Chamber of Commerce. Following the parade is a community pep rally, where the homecoming king and queen will be announced, concluding with a fireworks show in Napleton Field.
Get ready for the big game on Friday, when the 1-3 Oak Lawn Spartans host the 3-1 Eisenhower Cardinals. The sophomore team kickoff, coached by Matt Arthur, gets underway at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity football game at 7 p.m.
A spectacular half-time show will feature the Spartan Marching Band, cheerleaders, dance team and the presentation of the homecoming court, including the homecoming queen and king.
The Homecoming Dance will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2013, at 7 p.m. in the OLCHS gym.
Members of the OLCHS student council are planning and coordinating homecoming activies, including Tariq Ouri, president, Sean Bunce, vice-president, Azziza Hasan, treasurer, and Issar Hindi, secretary.
All OLCHS students, parents, alumni, and community members are cordially invited to participate in the Homecoming activities. Additional information is available on the school’s website.
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