POINT PLEASANT — Homecoming festivities at Point Pleasant High School have been happening all week and will culminate in Friday’s football game and Saturday’s homecoming dance.
All week, students have been getting into the homecoming spirit by dressing the part. Monday was “Get up and go Day” while Tuesday was “Tacky Tourist Day,” followed by Wednesday which was “Twin Day” where students dressed alike. Thursday will be “Disney Day” where dressing like Disney characters is encouraged and Friday is “Spirit Day” when students will wear their red and black.
Also on Friday, the PPHS pep rally is at 2:30 p.m. followed by the annual homecoming parade. Line up is at 3 p.m. that day at the school with the parade leaving the parking lot at 3:45 p.m., beginning by heading south on Jackson Ave. / W.Va. 62 along the traditional route. Motorists who are traveling through should be advised to avoid this area during that time if possible and be prepared for some delays. Spectators are encouraged to line the streets to support the students.
This year, the undefeated Big Blacks football team will face Parkersburg South with the game starting at 7:30 p.m., Friday. During halftime, the homecoming court will be recognized and the homecoming queen announced.
This year’s senior candidates for homecoming queen are Hayley Logan, Emily Keefer and Allison Leport. Logan will be escorted by Tyler Mitchell, Keefer by Chase Denny and Leport by Abe Stearns.
The annual homecoming dance is 8 – 11 p.m. Saturday at PPJ/SHS.
In 2015, the Big Blacks football team survived its biggest test of the season to that point as they escaped Wood County with a 27-20 victory over host Parkersburg South.
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