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Williams High School Homecoming next week
Students in pajamas no cause for alarm

<br>Patrick Whitehurst/WGCN<br>
Williams High School students will celebrate homecoming next week with a number of activities. The fun is slated to begin Monday and continue through Friday.

<br>Patrick Whitehurst/WGCN<br> Williams High School students will celebrate homecoming next week with a number of activities. The fun is slated to begin Monday and continue through Friday.

WILLIAMS - Everyone remembers homecoming events from their younger years. Who they took to the dance and whether or not their team won the big game. It's been this way for decades. In fact, the theme for this year's homecoming festivities at Williams High School is "Decades."

Each class will pick a specific decade for the theme of their float in the parade. Along with the parade, this year's festivities include dress up days, with Pajama Day on Monday, Cross-Dress Day on Tuesday and Decade Day on Wednesday. Thursday features a packed schedule of events including an egg toss, pyramid building, tug-o-war, powder puff game and the homecoming parade starting at 1:30 p.m. in downtown Williams. Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. the annual bonfire will take place.

Each student class is awarded spirit points throughout the week for participation in the various events, including the parade float competition. At the end of the week spirit awards are presented. Student Council Advisor Mike Fleishman said the students really take the competition seriously.

"It's hotly contested," he said

Fleishman went on to say this year's event schedule will look a bit different from previous years.

"This is our first four day school year, so we are actually moving our normal Friday activities up to Thursday. So our spirit day will occur on Thursday. It's an all day activity. It's going to be a little bit different. On Friday night we have the homecoming game and then the homecoming dance, which is always a highlight."

The Homecoming game will begin at 7 p.m. with the Vikings taking on Valley-Sanders. The dance begins immediately after the game is completed.

Fleishman said that Homecoming is important in the life of small communities.

"It's still a time for a community celebration. This is who we are, this is where we came from. Welcome home," he said.

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