Homecoming parade rolling up

Portola Junior/Senior High School varsity football prepares for the big game against Maxwell on Friday, Oct. 4, with the homecoming parade on Commercial Street set to begin at 10 a.m. and floats making a round after the JV football game at the Coach Bob Wise Memorial Stadium later in the evening. Let’s go Tigers! Photo by Erin Cooper

Portola Jr./Sr. High School’s ASB Leadership class is working hard to build Tiger Spirit in preparation for Homecoming 2019. This year’s theme is “Homecoming Through the Decades.”

Each class is challenged with building a float to best capture a moment in time. The seniors, Class of 2020, will do their best to bring the roaring ’20s back to life, and the juniors, Class of 2021, will revive the 1970s.

The sophomores, Class of 2022, will aim to rock the 1980s and finally, the freshmen, Class of 2023, will groove the 1960s.

All are welcome to view these fantastic floats during the parade Friday, Oct. 4, scheduled to begin around 10 a.m.

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The parade route will be adjusted slightly this year, beginning its journey through Eastern Plumas Health Care Long Term Care Facility to bring the parade to them.

This means the section by the park will be bypassed and will return to the original route at the intersection of South Gulling and First Avenue.

Additionally, the floats will be presented once again directly after the Portola Junior Varsity game against Natomas Friday evening.

Classes will be competing for a first-place cash prize of $500 and a second-place $250 cash prize to go toward their annual fundraising goal, courtesy of PHS ASB and the Construction Resource Management Group.

Additionally, the Portola Tigers will honor local artist Allen Stenzel as their Grand Marshall. PHS ASB wants the community to recognize the impact that Stenzel has had on the culture and pride at Portola High.

“We are so grateful for his participation in the library remodel this year, painting the fierce tiger on the center court of the gym, and everywhere you look you will see his tigers in the hallways and on the benches,” said Erin Cooper of PJSHS.

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The community is encouraged to join Portola High School later on that evening to cheer on the Tigers as the JVs faces Natomas at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy a bonfire, a BBQ, watch PHS royalty crowned and the final float parade and judging.

Then witness varsity take on Maxwell in their Homecoming football game directly after the festivities.