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WIC Homecoming Week schedule announced

IRON RIVER—West Iron County High School has announced its schedule for Homecoming Week festivities to be held Sept. 23-28.
    This year’s theme is cartoons. Freshmen have Scooby Doo; sophomores have Sponge Bob; juniors have Tom and Jerry and seniors have Phineas and Ferb.
    The schedule for the week is as follows:
    Tuesday – Twin Tuesday    
    Wednesday – Class color day (freshmen – light blue; sophomores – black; juniors – lavender; seniors - turquoise
    Thursday – VSCO day
    Friday – Pink day
    Also on Friday, an assembly will be held at 2 p.m. The Powder Puff games begin at 6 p.m. at Nelson Field with the freshmen vs. sophomores, followed by the juniors vs. seniors. There is a $3 entry fee; no passes will be accepted.
    On Saturday, the parade of floats will begin at 10 a.m. from the fairgrounds entrance. It will proceed up Seventh Avenue, down Genesee Street and up Stambaugh Hill to Nelson Field. The football team will showcase their pink jerseys and will ride on the pink Shamco truck. Candy will also be thrown.
    “Please come out and see how hard our kids have worked on their floats,” said student council advisor Kristi Berutti.
    There will be a tailgate party between the parade and the game at Kermit’s. There will be basket raffles, pink pom poms, pink eye strips and pink bracelets for sale. These items can be purchased in the high school office during the school day.
    The homecoming game pits the Wykons against the Gogebic Miners. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m.
    The pink jerseys will be auctioned off after the game.
    The homecoming dance will be held from 8-10:30 p.m.  It is semi-formal. All guest passes must be signed by high school principal Mike Berutti by Thursday, Sept. 26. Admission will be $5.
    “We are proud to be the kickoff school for ‘Painting the Peninsula Pink’ sponsored by Superior Health Foundation,” Kristi Berutti said. “Day sponsors are still needed for the 31 days of pink October campaign.”
    Shamco, Inc. is the presenting sponsor for Painting the Peninsula Pink. Superior Health Foundation provides philanthropic funding across the U.P. to help with out-of-pocket breast health expenses.