Homecoming parade, bonfire tonight
Homecoming activities get into full gear today at Lansing High School.
The annual homecoming parade, which traditionally has taken place on the Friday of homecoming week, will begin at 5:45 this afternoon.
The parade is just one of several homecoming events set for Wednesday.
The Lansing Booster's annual chili supper, bonfire and parade all will be tonight, two days before Lansing High School's homecoming football game against Bonner Springs.
Teana Hundley, club president, said the events were planned for the same night in anticipation of construction on the new high school auditorium and to encourage football players' participation.
The club will sponsor the chili supper in the High School commons area from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for students and children.
At 5:45 p.m., the homecoming parade will begin with a new route this year because of construction on Main Street.
The 1.4-mile route will begin on Olive Street, then proceed to First Terrace, Fawn Valley, Hithergreen Drive, Hillbrook Drive and finish on East Mary Street.
The bonfire will take place after the parade in front of the high school.
The homecoming football game is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22. At halftime of the game, the homecoming king and queen will be crowned.
LHS students cast their final votes for homecoming king and queen Monday from a pool of three senior males and three senior females.
King candidates are Alex Burton, Stefan Froelich and Nate Markovetz.
Homecoming queen candidates are Elizabeth Cristiano, Courtney Hall and Abby Hauver.
Homecoming court princes and princesses who were chosen to represent the underclassmen are:
Freshmen: Scott Roberts and Katelyn Griffen;
Sophomores: Evan Fowler and Nichole Goff;
Juniors: Michael Gonzalez and Kelsie Hudson.
This year's homecoming dance will be from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at the high school.