Traditional homecoming festivities return to OHS


Molly Achterkirch

OHS Cheer perform at the Homecoming Pepfest on Oct. 1

Molly Achterkirch, writer

After much waiting and anticipation, this year OHS will finally celebrate a normal homecoming week on Oct. 4-9.This year’s homecoming theme is “Game on”. There will be many fun activities going on throughout the week. There will be sand volleyball on Oct. 4, movie night Oct. 5, float building Oct. 6, Family Feud Oct. 7 and the Owatonna Homecoming Parade on Friday, Oct 8.

This year’s theme is “Game On”. On the purpose behind this year’s  theme, Student Council Adviser Ms. Sandra Justice said, “Having those types of new activities and trying to bring that energy back.“ Sand volleyball is the first event to kick off this game-themed week, where students can form a team of ten players and two coaches will play at Lava Burger from 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Monday.

On Tuesday there will be a movie night on the OHS practice fields. The students will be watching the movie Hocus Pocus from 8:00-10:00 p.m. On Wednesday, students that are involved in an extracurricular activity will be doing float building for the parade at the Radel Pavilion from 2:00-6:30pm. On Thursday, students who signed up as a team will play Family Feud in the OHS auditorium from 8:00-10:00 p.m. Admission is $5.

To end this fun and eventful homecoming week, on Friday, Oct. 8, Owatonna will be holding the parade at 1:30 p.m. on a new route. After the parade, the OHS Football Team will face off against Rochester John Marshall at 7:00 p.m. At the game, the 2021 Homecoming Royalty and the Owatonna Dance Team will be performing during halftime. Saturday there will be a Homecoming dance from 9:00-11:45 p.m. at OMS for all students. The Homecoming tickets will be on sale this week Oct, 4-8. The tickets will be ten dollars at the table anytime during lunch and 15 dollars at the window before the dance on Oct,9.

There is a ton of excitement surrounding the return of a normal homecoming week and the festivities that come with it. With a wide variety of events that everyone can enjoy, there is confidence that everyone will have a wonderful and memorable homecoming this year.