Homecoming scheduled for Oct. 4

Sandy Hull
Ten seniors were selected for the Cambridge homecoming court. They are, from left, front row, Erica Nimrick, Jasmine Beam, Sarah Fink, Laurel Whitford and Cayla Walsh and back row, T. J. Kane, Daniel Walsh, Andrew Johnson, Brinton Vincent and Steven Lenertz. Homecoming will be held Saturday, Oct. 4. Coronation will be held Thursday evening, Oct. 2, during the school’s bonfire activities.

    The 2008 Cambridge High School Homecoming is set for Saturday, Oct. 4.

    The theme for the day will be “Super Heroes.” The varsity football squad will face Abingdon at 1:30 p.m. in the Viking football bowl.

    Several activities have been planned for spirit week and the cheerleaders will once again sponsor a shaker contest for students in kindergarten through sixth grade. The shaker contest winners will be announced at the bonfire.

    Classes will decorate the hallways from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26.

    Monday, Sept. 29, students are asked to dress up as new super heroes for 2008.

    On Tuesday, Sept. 30, students are asked to dress as dynamic duos - super heroes, sidekicks and villains.

    For Wednesday, Oct. 1, students and faculty are asked to dress as super heroes wannabes.

    Class color day will be Thursday, Oct. 2. Freshmen are asked to wear green, sophomores, blue; juniors, maroon and seniors, black.

    Class competitions are scheduled for the day with the ultimate class challenge at 1:30 p.m.

    On Thursday night the school’s cheerleaders will hold a barbecue or hot dog dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. in the cafeteria. The meal will consist of barbecue, chips, applesauce, dessert and drink or hot dog, chips, applesauce, dessert and drink.

    The bonfire will be held at the high school bowl on Thursday at 7 p.m. Class games and a pep rally will be held in addition to the bonfire and coronation.

    Homecoming court includes Erica Nimrick, Jasmine Beam, Sarah Fink, Laurel Whitford, Cayla Walsh, T. J. Kane, Daniel Walsh, Andrew Johnson, Brinton Vincent and Steven Lenertz.

    Friday is super school spirit day. Everyone is asked to wear their maroon and white and take their school spirit to the extreme.

    Saturday’s events will begin with a Kaffee Stuga sponsored by the youth of the Cambridge Lutheran Church and the Homecoming parade, sponsored by the Cambridge Rotary Club. The Kaffee Stuga will be held at the corner of Exchange and Prospect Streets beginning at 8 a.m. Swedish baked goods, coffee and hot chocolate will be offered. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. at Hand Park, traveling east on Locust Street to North East Street where the reviewing stand is located, turning onto Center Street and disbanding at the Cambridge Public Library.

    Judging of the floats will begin at 9 a.m. at Hand Park.

    Children’s entries are to meet at the corner of North East Street and West Locust Street.

    Entries in the parade will be divided into categories.

    All participants will receive a ribbon. First, second, third and fourth place winners will also receive monetary awards.

    First place winners receive $12, while second will get $8 and third, $6. Fourth place winners will be presented $5.

    Rotary officials are asking individuals not to distribute candy during the parade. Candy will be distributed by the Cambridge Fire District only.

    A pork chop dinner sponsored by the junior class will be held immediately after the parade in the Cambridge Community Hall until noon. Carry-outs are available until 12:30 p.m.

    The pork chop meal will consist of a pork chop sandwich, chips, baked beans, dessert and drink. A hot dog meal will also be available.

    Pork chops will also be served during the Cambridge/Abingdon football game at the Viking bowl. The game will kick off at 1:30 p.m.

    The Old, Odd and Unusual Museum will be open on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 131 West Center Street in downtown Cambridge.

    The public is invited to tour the museum.

    The Class of 1978 will hold their 30th class reunion. A social hour will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, at Rudy’s.

    The group will meet for dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at Skello’s. Numerous other activities are also planned.

    For more information, contact Sheri (Anderson) Burgoyne at 850-529-3230.

    The Homecoming dance will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. at the high school on Saturday.