The Tri-Village high school will have its first fall homecoming and will include a clash of classes at the football field on Thursday, Oct. 4, followed by a powder puff football game at the football field on Friday, Oct. 5. Both are 7 p.m. events and each activity will bring attention to helping others with the price of admission being canned food.
The Little Miss-Mister Patriot contest is planned at the half time of the powder puff game. Schlechty’s Bar and Grill will be sponsoring this event.
A Homecoming parade is set for Thursday with a bonfire and pep rally. This is set for 7 p.m. The Homecoming game will then draw the attention to the new football program on Friday. The game is with Dohn Community. Royalty will be crowned.
The 83rd annual Tri-Village Community and School Fair will have activities on Saturday, Oct. 8.
Plan ahead for the American Legion’s annual flag burning on Friday, Nov. 11. If your flag is tattered and showing age, you can let the Legion honor its demise in this patriotic ceremony. Leave your flags at the Legion. At the same time check through your books and consider donating them to veterans. They are especially looking for westerns, adventures and mysteries.
Congratulations to Dixie Robbins. This week’s salute is to Dixie as the choice for School Fair Parade grand marshal. Well known for her tenure as a Tri-Village teacher for 35 years, her community deeds are appreciated. She has been a long time supporter of the school fair activities. Give a wave and smile to Dixie as she travels down Main Street in the School Fair Parade on Saturday, Oct. 8. The parade will begin at 11 a.m. You will be joining her husband, Paul, four children (and two spouses) and six grandchildren.
The big event for many Tri-Village residents, and especially the young people, will be the return of Clayton Murphy on Friday, Sept. 30. The Olympic medalist will be welcomed home to his roots. The communities of New Madison, Hollansburg and Palestine will combine to salute his successful appearance at 800-meter race in Rio. The parade begins at 6 p.m. A recognition ceremony at 7 p.m. will take place at the high school football stadium. Following the game with Cincinnati Gamble Montessori at 7:30, Murphy will be available for photos and autographs. He is a 2013 graduate.
Shirley Dubbs is a volunteer citizen columnist, who serves The Daily Advocate readers weekly with her New Madison column. She can be reached at email@example.com. Viewpoints expressed in the article are the work of the author. The Daily Advocate does not endorse these viewpoints or the independent activities of the author.