Phoenix homecoming week festivities

By Laurie Hamame -

Sugar, spice, and everything nice will take over the hallways of Oberlin High School during a dessert-themed homecoming week.

Inspired by the board game Candy Land, students will dress all week in the colors of confection, such as neon for Sour Patch Kids Day and tie-dye for Jolly Ranchers Day.

Entertainment will start next Thursday afternoon with a pep rally at the high school gym, where music and games will keep school spirit high until the annual homecoming parade in the evening.

Marching band fans and float-lovers are invited to cheer on local students in the annual homecoming parade, which will start at 5 p.m. from Prospect Elementary School and head north toward College Street, then down Pleasant Street and into the high school parking lot.

School resource officer Billie Neadham said the route has to be a little different this year to work around construction sites.

The Phoenix will battle the 0-6 Fairview Warriors football team at 7 p.m. next Friday. Crowning of the homecoming kings and queens for each grade level will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the 50 yard line at the OHS stadium, prior to kickoff.

Royalty will ride around the field before being introduced.

The homecoming dance will follow from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, with blue, yellow, and pink lollipops and gumdrops decorating the OHS cafeteria.

Laurie Hamame can be reached at 440-775-1611 or @HamameNews on Twitter.

By Laurie Hamame