New Hampton, Iowa – New Hampton will celebrate their Homecoming this weekend, with activities scheduled throughout the week.
High School art teacher and student advisor Melissa Nelson mentioned the homecoming queen and king candidates. The homecoming king will be crowned following the parade on Thursday in the high school gym and the queen will be crowned during halftime ceremonies of the Chickasaw football game on Friday.
The theme for this year’s Homecoming is “There’s No Place Like Homecoming,” and Nelson said the students were very excited to be a part of the theme decision.
Each day will have a dress day, and Wednesday is “Wayback Wednesday” with 1980’s wear. Thursday will be “1,000 Long Island Thursday” which is a tropical theme, and of course Friday will be “Fired Up Friday”, to get in the spirit of the football game.
Those taking part in the parade should be ready to line up at 5:45 p.m. with the parade beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday.
Nelson said businesses and local residents are welcome to take part in the homecoming parade with parade entries and/or sponsorships to help pay for Homecoming activities as well as some scholarships that will be given away to senior students at the end of the year.
Homecoming weekend will culminate with a dance to be held at the Chickasaw Event Center on Saturday, which is new to the homecoming activities this year.
Any business or individual wishing to participate in or help sponsor the parade can contact Nelson at the New Hampton High School.