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It's Homecoming Week in Waukee

Homecoming is more than just a football game. In Waukee, it's a weeklong celebration. Read on to find out what you can do this week to show your Warrior pride.

It’s homecoming week in Waukee. Time to pull out your purple and gold and show your support for the Waukee Warriors.

There are a more than a few ways to show your Waukee pride this week. Here’s a rundown of what you can expect.

Dress Up

teachers and students alike are encouraged to dress up to show their school spirit this week. The schedule is as follows:

Monday: Dress to impress
Tuesday: Nerd day
Wednesday: "-Er" day--dress as your favorite person/thing that ends in -er.
Thursday: Jersey Day
Friday: WHS Spirit Day

The is also encouraging businesses and business owners to participate and show their Waukee spirit this week. In addition to dressing up, they’re asking local businesses to paint their windows in purple and gold.

Community Picnic

A community picnic will be held Tuesday at Centennial Park from 6 to 9 p.m. There will be enough food for the first 300 people. Free will donations will be accepted, but are not required. This event is open to the public. Those wishing to take part are encouraged to arrive early.

Parade, Pep Rally and Coronation

The Waukee homecoming parade, pep rally and coronation will be held Thursday.

The parade begins at the old Waukee Elementary School, 400 Locust St., at 6 p.m. The parade route will follow the traditional Waukee route. All members of the Waukee community are encouraged to participate and are encouraged to be lined up by 5 p.m.

A community pep rally, coronation and powder puff football games will follow the parade at Waukee Stadium. Candidates for queen are: Kristy Housholder, Violet Saylor, Allie Seemuth, Angelica Gonzalez, Zoey Spooner, and Meg Goodson. King candidates are: Connor Harrington, Michael Sacco, Nick Peters, Beau Easley, Cole Pederson, and Pat Minnick.

The Big Game

The Waukee Warriors will meet the Mason City Mohawks Friday night at 7:30 p.m. at Waukee Stadium.

The Homecoming Dance

The Homecoming dance will be held in the Waukee High School gym Saturday night from 8 to 11 p.m. Cost is $10 per person and all attendees must be Waukee High School students in grades 10-12 or be guests of a student. No one under grade 10 will be admitted. The theme for this year’s dance is, “Winter Wonderland."

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