Last years effort by Brainerd High School to broaden the scope and the appeal of its homecoming celebration was a tremendous success and school district officials saw no reason to make the celebration a one-time event.
Dubbed Our Community Celebration, the 2008 homecoming events have been designed to spotlight the achievements of current and former Brainerd High School Warriors.
While Saturdays 3 p.m. football game against the Alexandria Cardinals is the source of the revelry, the celebration is much more than just a football game. It also includes a memorabilia display from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday at Washington Educational Services Building; a pep fest at Washington gym at 6:30 p.m. Friday; Decade class gatherings at designated locations following the pep fest; an 11:30 a.m. Saturday parade starting near the Brainerd Post Office; a Community Worship Service at Forestview 11 a.m. Sunday; and a Shawn Stengel concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at Franklin Arts Center.
Todd Lyscio, director of Community Education for the school district, pointed out that homecoming activities are a way to celebrate the schools, the community and our shared heritage - whether participants are BHS graduates or people who have made this community their home.
Its vitally important that there is a strong connection between the community and the schools. The success of our schools is important whether a person has children or not. Our schools are charged with the task of educating this areas next generation of workers and leaders. Not long after those students leave the halls of Brainerd High many of them will be working in our businesses and eventually making decisions that will affect all of us.
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