RANGELY I Rangely High School is quickly gearing up for its 2015 Homecoming celebration.
Beginning Monday, the Panthers will begin the many traditional Homecoming activities including the football team taking on the Hayden Tigers.
All week long, students at Rangely Junior/Senior High School will be celebrating with spirit days.
On Monday, students are encouraged to wear their pajamas to school.
Tuesday is Cowboy and Indian Day.
Wednesday’s students will be showing off their Homecoming shirts, and Friday’s theme is Circus Day, with ninth graders dressing up as clowns, 10th graders as scary circus twins, juniors as circus performers and seniors as, of course, the ring masters.
Throughout the week, each grade will receive points based on participation in the various activities, including spirit days with the winning grade receiving a pizza party.
On Thursday, the Western Rio Blanco Metropolitan Rec Center will host its traditional chili dinner at 5:30 p.m. After filling up on a hot bowl of chili, fans and students will head across the street, where the bonfire will begin at dusk.
Game day, Friday, will be packed full of events.
The school parade along Main Street starts at 1:30 p.m.
For this first time this year, the students reached out to the local business community to help sponsor floats with physical assistance as well as donations of supplies and money.
RJSHS librarian Diane Sizemore said the response from the community has been great.
Game time will follow the parade with the volleyball game starting at 4 p.m.. The RHS volleyball team will play the Plateau Valley Cowboys.
After the girls are done on the court, the boys will take to the football field with the Panthers’ game beginning at 7 p.m. Both teams are taking on the Hayden Tigers.
The Homecoming dance on Saturday night will be held at the Early Education Center, beginning at 9 p.m. with the start of photo taking at 8:30 p.m.