Homecoming activities to fill next week

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The Perry Homecoming Court for 2019 was announced today. Queen candidates are, from left, Hannah Peterson, Carly Herrera, Angela Hernandez, Magley Orellana and Jasmin Olmos. Candidates for king include Sean Parnell, Chase Archer, Tony Burgos and Ever Tobar, with Wilber Ramirez not pictured. Photo courtesy Brenda Mintun.

Perry will host Webster City at 7 p.m. Friday for Homecoming 2019, with the theme “Is this Heaven? No, its Perry!” recently announced.

The royal court was announced this afternoon, with Sean Parnell, Chase Archer, Tony Burgos, Wilber Ramirez and Ever Tobar the king candidates. The queen will be either Angela Hernandez, Carly Herrera, Jasmin Olmos, Magley Orellana or Hannah Peterson.

Each of the weekdays next week will be themed, with high school students urged to dress in the appropriate style. Monday will be Patriotic Day, Tuesday is Camouflage Day, with home room doors decorated in the theme, and Wednesday is Volunteer Day.

Students will disperse across the city Wednesday, wearing their blue volunteer t-shirts and performing a wide variety of community services. Students will then have a lunchtime cookout at Dewey Field.

The Homecoming Parade will be Wednesday, with entrants lining up at the PHS parking lot at 5:30 p.m. The parade will begin at 6 p.m. and proceed down Willis Avenue to Second Street, where it will turn north for a block, ending outside Raccoon Valley Bank.

A cookout will follow the parade, with proceeds going to the Junior Class. Guest speakers will address the crowd, with the Perry football team signing posters and posing for photos.

The Booster Club will have Perry apparel for sale, and kids will find materials available to make their own homemade bracelets.

Thursday will be Country Day, with the coronation beginning at 8 p.m. with a bonfire following.

Freshmen (red), sophomores (white), juniors (black) and seniors (blue) will dress in class colors on Friday, which is Game Day. Activities will begin at 1:10 p.m. in the PHS gym. Classes will be vying all week for the honor of winning the Spirit Stick, which the victorious class will parade before the stands at halftime.

The Class of 2020 is sponsoring the halftime fireworks show, with the Homecoming Dance held in the PHS Commons from 10 p.m. until 1 a.m.

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