Homecoming at Battle Ground High School Oct. 4 will have a different look – and a different mission -- this year. Alumni and their families are encouraged to come for a non-alcoholic pre-game “tailgating party” prior to the football game against Evergreen.
Games, face painting, free popcorn, T-shirt sales plus music, mingling and memories are among the attractions planned for the school’s north parking lot from 5 p.m. until kickoff at 7 p.m.
Participants are welcome to bring and enjoy non-alcoholic “tailgating” dinners and set up tables and chairs outside their vehicles.
Among the activities and supporters lined up by BGSD student leaders:
-- An “alumni tent” in the parking lot as a gathering place for former Tigers. Mill Creek Pub gift cards ($5 value) will go to the first 50 people who check in at the tent.
-- BGHS Boosters, who will be providing freebies and optional purchases
-- U.S. Army, with games and challenges for kids
-- iQ Credit Union, with free popcorn
-- BGHS Student Council
-- “Spirit Station,” with face painting and hair spray by ASB leadership students
“The students want to make it fun for everyone,” said Dawn Pack, a school counselor. “We’d love to see plenty of alumni that night, but the event is intended as a social gathering for the whole community.”