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Homecoming nearing for Groveton students, alumni

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Groveton ISD logo 250It’s an exciting time as we prepare for Homecoming 2022. The association is busy selling ads for our Smoke Signal newspaper insert that has been a homecoming staple for many years. It will be part of the newspaper that will be published on Oct. 20. 

Welcome home as we celebrate the homecoming theme, The Roaring Twenty-Twos. We look forward to seeing the creativity of our students and community parade entries. Please join us as we welcome back ex-students and reconnect with our past. 

Come to registration on Friday, Oct. 21, beginning at 8 a.m. in the High School Commons Area (Old Gym). Buy a cookbook and visit with old friends. The football game begins at 7 p.m. Friday night and the Indians will meet the Normangee Panthers. Please join us in rooting for our favorite team.

Saturday, Oct. 22, make plans to be around the Courthouse for the Homecoming Parade. Prizes will be presented for the top 3 entries. Entries must be lined up in the football field parking area and ready to be preliminarily judged by 9:15 a.m. The judges will also be at the parade route for final judging.

Our parade route will be: Leave from the football field. Proceed on West Sixth to Highway 94. Turn right on 94 and proceed to East Second. Turn left then right on North Devine and head south on South Devine (cross Highway 287), turn right on to East Front Street, right on South Main, left on 287 (West First), continue passed B&B, turn right on to Crow Street, right on to West Fourth, then left on North Kenley. The parade will return to the football field and disburse at the football field. 

GHS Homecoming 2022 Schedule

Friday, Oct. 21

•8 a.m.: Meet and Greet, High School Commons Area (Old Gym)

•Noon: Lunch, Elementary Cafeteria

•1 p.m.: Pep Rally, John Wayne Reynolds Sr. Athletic Stadium

•3 p.m.: Bi-Annual Business Meeting-Old Gym-Commons Area 

•7 p.m.: Groveton vs. Normangee

•The 2022 Homecoming Queen will be crowned at halftime, and a street dance sponsored by the Ex-Student’s Association will be held in downtown Groveton

Saturday, Oct. 21

•8:30 a.m.: Parade Line-Up

•9:15 a.m.: Parade entry judging

•10 a.m.: Parade begins

•Parade entries will include the Homecoming Queen and her court, community and school floats, Volunteer Fire Department, ambulance service, classic cars, decorated golf carts, bikes, motorcycles, wagons, and trail riders.

•11 a.m.: Parade will disburse at the football field

•The Registration Chair is Betty Kennedy Whittlesey, and Debbie Bailey Wilson is in charge of refreshments.

We hope your trip back home will be all you hoped for as we celebrate the Roaring Twenty-Twos Homecoming.

Jo Ann Anderson Beken is president of the Groveton Ex-Students Association.

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