Big weekend coming up in Lewisburg

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

From Staff Reports

It doesn't happen every year, but this weekend the Marshall County High School Homecoming coincides with the Lions Club Octoberfest, guaranteeing the square will be full of people on both Friday and Saturday.

Homecoming Week has already started at MCHS, with dress-up days and class banner competitions. There was a Powder Puff game on Tuesday. There's another Powder Puff game tomorrow, followed by a bonfire. A new activity this year, The Amazing Race, will take place on Thursday night and Friday morning. Students will work out clues directing them to various tasks in different locations around town; the first team to complete all the tasks will win.

The schedule for Friday at MCHS starts with games in the gym and the Homecoming Fair and Car Decorating.

The Homecoming Parade begins at 12:30 p.m. and when it gets to the square there will be a Pep Rally.

The Crowning Ceremony for Queen Sophie Raffo will take place at Preston Hopkins Field at 6:30 p.m. and the game begins at 7 p.m. with the Tigers taking on the Cascade Champions

Everyone in the community is invited to watch the parade and support the Tigers during the game Friday night.

Don't stay up too late -- you want to be back on the square at 6 a.m. Saturday for the Lewisburg Lions Club pancake and sausage breakfast. This has been a family tradition for over 40 years. The Lions will be cooking most of the day, with hamburgers and hotdogs added to the menu at lunch time.

There will be booths around the square where you can shop for arts, crafts, and homemade wares, and other booths for information.

Entertainment has always played a big part in Octoberfest and this year is no different, with performances starting at 8 a.m. and running throughout the day.

Come join the fun, mingle with your friends and neighbors, and have a great day.

The Lewisburg Lions Club has been in existence since 1937. Throughout the years, annual events such as Octoberfest have made it possible for the Lions to serve the community with eye-care assistance and contributions to many local charities.