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HHS Homecoming events are Friday

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River Falls, 54022

River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

A week of campus and community activities culminates tomorrow with the Hudson High School Homecoming game against Eau Claire Memorial. There is a full schedule of events before and after the game also.

The biggest change in this year's schedule is the 6:30 p.m. coronation of the Homecoming queen at Newton Field before the game. The half-time program will include a parade led by the queen and the other candidates and floats. There will also be the traditional performance by the Hudson High School Marching Band and the Raidaires dance team.

The bonfire behind the school will begin following the game and run until 10:30 p.m. The dance also begins after the game and runs until 12:30 a.m.

The Homecoming Parade along Second Street begins at 3 p.m. with the entire football team and representatives of all the HHS fall sports, cheerleaders, the Raidaires, the queen candidates and escorts and floats made by each of the classes. The community will be represented by city Mayor Jack Breault and North Hudson Village President Larry Larsen, Kim Heinemann of the Chamber of Commerce, a representative from Hudson Hospital with participation from the Hudson Police Department, the Hudson Fire Department and St. Croix EMS. Several of the cars in the parade are provided by Hudson dealerships and truck transportation by Zappa Brothers, along with parents.

The parade is being staged in the Hudson Public Library parking lot at Fourth Street between Orange and Myrtle streets. The parade will proceed from the lot down Myrtle Street to Second Street, where it will head south and end at Coulee Road. A map of the parade route and details about detours during it appear in this week's Star-Observer.

HHS Principal Ed Lucas said all students are expected to behave appropriately during all Homecoming events, and he expects that they will. But for those who don't, there will be a bus at the field that will be used to detain students until their parents pick them up.

Lucas also reminds parents that all elementary and middle school students must have adult supervision with them or they cannot attend Homecoming festivities. This also applies to any remaining football games and is part of a districtwide policy.

For more information about Homecoming, contact the high school at (715) 386-4226 or go online at www.hudson.k12.wi.us. and click on "high school."

Meg Heaton can be reached at mheaton@rivertowns.net.

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