WILMINGTON — It’s homecoming weekend for Wilmington High School.
The homecoming parade will be Thursday beginning at 6:30 p.m. — along the traditional route — followed by the crowning of WHS royalty at a community all-sports pep rally, which will follow the end of the parade in Alumni Stadium.
Friday’s festivities start with the annual Wilmington Band Chili Dinner followed by the homecoming football game against Goshen.
On Saturday, a dance will be held at Alumni Field with the theme “Halloween Haunt.”
The annual Wilmington Band Chili Supper open to the entire community will take place outside and under a tent along Hurricane Alley from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct 1.
Tickets are $6 each — which includes a bowl of chili, a side of applesauce or cole slaw, dessert and a drink. All proceeds benefit the award-winning WHS band program.
Tickets can be purchased from a current WHS band member or at https://wilmingtonbands.ludus.com/index.php .
Football game kickoff is at 7 p.m.; tickets are $7 at the gate.
“The WCS administration, along with the WHS Student Council, have worked to develop fun and safe events for Wilmington’s Homecoming 2021,” according to a statement by the district. “We have consulted with our Clinton County Health District, and our hope is to provide a safe homecoming week while doing our best to honor our traditions.
“In every event we plan, we keep in mind how to best keep our students in school. We urge everyone to practice safe social distancing and mask wearing to the best of your ability to help protect each other. We must all do our part to reduce the spread of this virus and try to prevent the burden of this surge of cases on our medical systems.
“While attending all events, even when in outdoors, it is highly recommended for the safety and health of our students and community to practice the following prevention strategies: Mask up when in close congregate groups; keep as much social distance as possible; stay home if you are sick or have any symptoms; sit and/or stand in family or household groupings.
“All events are subject to change or cancellation due to any severe weather or virus outbreaks,” the district concluded.