It’s homecoming week in Arab.
The students at Arab High School are in full homecoming mode. We hope you are, too. Wear your blue and gold (or blue and white, if you prefer) and show your team spirit.
The annual homecoming parade is tomorrow night. Lineup is at 5:15, and the parade starts at 6. It’s going from Arab First Baptist Church to the old Arab Hospital property (north to south).
Line the sides of Main Street and cheer on our football team, cheerleaders, band, homecoming court and all the others who will be showcased sitting on convertibles, truck beds and trailers or marching.
On Friday, the AHS students and faculty will come together in the gym for the homecoming pep rally.
Principal John Ingram and head coach Lee Ozmint will do their level best to fire up the students and get them ready for that night’s game against homecoming opponent Madison County.
On Friday afternoon, the AHS band boosters are having their annual homecoming dinner in the AHS cafeteria.
You can enjoy a dinner of chicken and dressing, green beans, corn casserole, roll and dessert for $8 per plate. It’s carry out or dine-in at the Arab High School cafeteria from 4 until 6:30 p.m.
Then there’s the matter of a football game Friday night. The game pits the 6-2 Tigers against the 4-3 Arabian Knights.
The Knights are hungry for another win, and they need every one of you to come out and cheer them on at the Arab SportsPlex.
In addition to the game, a homecoming queen will be crowned at halftime, and the AHS band will perform its usual halftime show just before kickoff.
If you haven’t seen the show, you’re missing out.
Businesses around town are showing their colors, too, by dressing up their store fronts and windows with Knight colors and decorations.
Homecoming week is a wonderful time in Arab.