Preparations for Panhandle’s 2015 Homecoming are underway for a big week-long event. Last Friday, the 2015 Homecoming Court were nominated and revealed at the first pep rally of the 2015 football season. Named to the Court are Homecoming King candidates are, back - left to right, Patrick Shadid, Red Hughey, Gage Alexander, Sam McKinley and Riley Graham. Homecoming Queen candidates are, front - left to right, Kamryn Roberts, Kaylee Bellah, Kennedy Helfenbein, Callie James and Lacie Townsend. The Homecoming King will be crowned during the annual Cornation on Friday morning, Sept. 11, at 8:30 and the Homecoming Queen will be crowned that evening during halftime at the Homecoming game against the Spearman Lynx.
Other Homecoming festivities will include the Retro Main Street Drag following the football game. This event has become a favorite among the PHS alumni and current PHS students. If not participating, come and watch from the courthouse grounds or the gazebo.
Following the Retro Main Street Drag head out to Wood Flying Seed Barn on Highway 60 and “Scoot a Boot” to the sounds of The Dixon Creek Band. Doors open at 8 p.m. and all proceeds will benefit Ginger Younger and her family in her battle against cancer.
Saturday activities on Sept. 12, will begin with the Pioneer Tea (formerly call the Golden Oldies) at 9 a.m. at the Panhandle High School Library. A school board member will give a tour of the new school facilities for those who are interested. Enter from the east side entrance on Panther Avenue.
Carson County Square House Museum Day kicks off with its delicious Barbeque Dinner at the County Ag Barn starting at 11:30 a.m. and ends at 1:30 p.m. The Country Store will open at 11:30, but donated items may be brought earlier. Tickets prices are $14 for adults, $7 for children and 5 years and under eat free.
Keynote speaker for the annual Museum Day will be Jack London, graduate of Groom High School and the University of Texas. He is an award-winning author of three novels in which two of those novels depict life in a small Texas town during World War II. His topic is “Carson County and the War That Was (supposed to) End All Wars”.
A reception is planned for the Pruitt Family at the Hazlewood Building of the Square House Museum from 4–5:30 p.m. and will honor the exhibitors from the talented Pruitt Family of Panhandle. Displays are in both galleries of the Museum.
The known slated PHS reunions are for the Classes of 1955, 1965 and 1970. For more information about these planned reunions please contact: Class of 1955 – 60th – Reunion Contact is Mary Curtis; Class of 1965 – 50th -Reunion Contact is Marilyn Grisham; Class of 1970 – 45th – Reunion Contact is Nancy Williams. Please watch the Herald next week for detailed information about these reunions.
If your class is planning a reunion this year, please contact Janie Plumlee at the Square House Museum at 537-3524.
Next weekend is sure to have something of interest or excitement for everyone!