Dig in for Moffat County’s ‘Spoonful of Homecoming’ beginning Monday
2018 Moffat County High School Homecoming Week scheduleMonday, Sept. 24Dress-up days —Meme Day (MCHS); Disney Day (CMS)4 p.m. Float-building at Moffat County Fairgrounds4:30 p.m. Junior varsity football vs. Meeker7 p.m. Girls Powder Puff Football TournamentTuesday, Sept. 25Dress-up days — Breakfast Club Day (MCHS); Pajama Day (CMS)4 p.m. Boys varsity soccer vs. Aspen4:15 p.m. CMS seventh-grade football vs. Saratoga, Wyoming at CMS7 p.m. Float-building at Moffat County FairgroundsWednesday, Sept. 26Dress-up days — Superhero Day (MCHS/CMS)7 p.m. Float-building at Moffat County FairgroundsThursday, Sept. 27Dress-up days — Jersey/Sports Team Day (MCHS/CMS)4 p.m. Float-building at Moffat County Fairgrounds4 p.m. C-Team, junior varsity and varsity volleyball vs. Roaring ForkFriday, Sept. 28Dress-up days — Blue and White Day (MCHS/CMS)12:30 p.m. Float staging at Craig City Park1 p.m. Downtown parade3 p.m. C-Team, junior varsity and varsity volleyball vs. OlatheSaturday, Sept. 299 a.m. Cross country at Bulldog Invitational at Loudy-Simpson Park11 a.m. Homecoming tailgate party1 p.m. Varsity football vs. Basalt8:30 to 11 p.m. Homecoming Dance
Moffat County High School’s annual celebration of Bulldog pride kicks off next week as part of the Homecoming festivities with activities new and old for students and community members.
The theme this fall is “A Spoonful of Homecoming,” and among the dress-up days for students and teachers are Breakfast Club, Meme Day, Superhero Day, Sports Team Day, and Friday’s Blue and White Day. Craig Middle School will also host its own dress-up days.
The MCHS fall sports teams will be busy throughout the week starting with a double dose of pigskin Monday with junior varsity football versus Meeker followed by the Powder Puff Football tournament, as well as Tuesday’s seventh-grade gridiron game at CMS. Also in store are Tuesday’s soccer game against Aspen, volleyball’s Thursday and Friday games with Roaring Fork and Olathe, and Bulldog cross country’s Saturday home meet at Loudy-Simpson Park complete with the CMS race and Friends of Moffat County Education’s Leaf Cruncher 5K.
Among the changes this year is that the usual bonfire provided by Craig Fire/Rescue will not take place due to fire restrictions in the area.
The Friday parade takes place in downtown Craig starting at Craig City Park and moving along Victory Way. Community groups and businesses are encouraged to join the promenade, with registration available at MCHS or Craig Chamber of Commerce with an entry fee of $25 for floats due by Sept. 26.
MCHS students will work on their own floats throughout the week at Moffat County Fairgrounds, including Monday and Thursday afternoon and Tuesday and Wednesday evening. MCHS staff is looking for creative parents who have some skill in float-building to assist with the process and promote school and community pride. The more students who participate in building floats, the more PRIDE points their class will receive.
A new feature for this year’s Homecoming week is a Saturday tailgate party leading up to the varsity football game against the Basalt Longhorns. Organizers will provide music by a DJ, as well as food trucks and TVs with college football games, as well as multiple activities during the afternoon game.
The week concludes with the Saturday night dance for students only.
For more information on Homecoming activities, call 970-824-7036.
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