Haleyville plans for homecoming parade and pep rally despite pandemic

HALEYVILLE - It will be difficult to keep Lions caged this week, as excitement and anticipation are building each day along with activities, as homecoming festivities for Haleyville High School draw closer on Friday, Sept. 25, and school officials assure all events will be done according to safety regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A wide range of activities is being planned, including Rock Your School, a national competition  in which videos from schools celebrating their best school, will be submitted  on Friday, Sept. 25.

A panel of five judges are being selected from the community to judge the 14 entries will be sent via videos to each judge’s email by mid-day Thursday, noted HHS Assistant Principal Candy Garner.

Once the winning video from HCS is selected, it will be submitted to national entry on Friday, Sept. 25, school officials said.

Other main events from this week of HC festivities include a community pep rally at the football stadium Thursday at 6 p.m., with both sides of the stadium to be utilized in order to adhere to six foot social distancing guidelines.

HHS Principal Davey Reed stressed the community pep rally would strictly adhere to social distancing guidelines, the same as has been followed for football games, in using both sides of the stadium.

The homecoming ball game scheduled to be played Friday night, Sept. 25, will be between the Haleyville Lions and Phil Campbell Bobcats-- a school within 10 miles of Haleyville.

The homecoming court, riding in vehicles, will drive around the field stopping at the scoreboard at 6:40 p.m. before the football game’s 7 p.m. kickoff.

Court will be introduced at 6:50 p.m. The presentation of the homecoming queen will not be until halftime festivities of the ball game.

The parade will follow its usual route down 20th Street and into downtown, where it will turn onto Highway 13, turn left and go in front of the Piggly Wiggly on 19th Street down to Alabama Avenue, turn and go over to 21st Street by the former Fred’s and former KFC and proceed to Highway 13.

From there, the parade will turn, go down to CVS where it will turn left onto 20th Street and travel back to the school.

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