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SHS homecoming makes for eventful weekend

ROBERT ALLENsummit daily news

Summit High Schools homecoming festivities peak this weekend with the eighth-ranked, undefeated Tiger football team facing Arvada on Friday. Events throughout Saturday include a parade, rugby and a homecoming dance. Residents throughout Summit County regardless of connection with the school are invited to Friday afternoons 4 p.m. tailgate party, with food provided by the Breckenridge Restaurant Association. Itll just be a really fun thing for the community, said Cathy Barton, of Bubba Gump Shrimp Company.She said all proceeds will be given to the football team. The association will also be feeding the team before the tailgating event. Its just really exciting that our football team is 5-0, and theyve beaten two state-ranked teams, Barton said. She said the events will include music from the Big Red Bus, carnival games and spirit contests. Students, parents, clubs and vehicles exhibiting the most school spirit will compete to win gift certificates from the restaurants. The winners will be announced at halftime. Before Fridays 6 p.m. game will be a recognition of troops serving in the U.S. military at about 5:30 p.m. at Tiger Stadium. Troops from both Summit County and Arvada will be recognized, with their names read to the crowd, said county resident Tim Gurule.SHS assistant principal Gretchen Nies said the tailgating party had traditionally been run by a student leadership class grilling a few dozen burgers but that all of our homecoming activities have really taken off in terms of support.Its grown over the years to where the leadership class could no longer serve the people participating, she said, adding that the restaurant associations cooperation is appreciated.Nies said its difficult to predict how many people will attend the tailgat party, but she estimates game attendance will be between 1,200 and 1,500 people. Following the game will be an air band event in the SHS auditorium, from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Summit County School District spokeswoman Julie McCluskie said the event which involves students on stage playing imaginary instruments to music is very popular.You have to apply to be accepted. Weve had a variety of acts in the past, she said.The event also will likely include talent-show events. McCluskie said a student one year performed a history of dance, which included such moves as the Jitterbug on up through styles of the 60s, 70s and 80s. Saturdays homecoming parade will occur in downtown Breckenridge at 10 a.m. The schools homecoming dance will occur at SHS from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Robert Allen can be contacted at (970) 668-4628


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