Homecoming festivities are
scheduled this week
Photo by Jennifer Boyd
Loris High School displays its lion pride on the football field. The homecoming week is a tradition dating back almost 100 years.
By Jennifer Boyd
Homecoming festivities have been a tradition in Loris for almost 100 years. Several new events have added extra pride for those still attending Loris High School and those who continue to cherish the traditions and memories made while attending Loris High School. There is something for everyone this week that will be sure to bring the lion pride back into your heart.
Loris High School, for years, has gone out of its way to provide events and fun festivities during homecoming week. Last Monday, Sept. 26, the school kicked off the festivities with Black Out Monday, which was a day of official mourning for Lake City’s upcoming defeat by wearing black. On Tuesday, Sept. 27, the students dressed up in their favorite super hero outfit, which was a huge success for many students who adorned their costumes with the appropriate cape. Class day Wednesday was a day that has been a tradition that has lasted through the decades. Freshmen were asked to dress like babies, sophomores were dressed up as geeks, juniors were dressed as senior citizens and the mighty seniors dressed as ancient Romans and Greeks by wearing the popular toga, or bedsheet neatly groomed to mimic the fashion attire many centuries ago. Thursday is Throw Back Thursday, which allows students the opportunity to dress from any decade from the past. Fantastic Fan Friday will round out the homecoming festivities just in time for the football game at Heniford Field against Lake City. Students are asked to wear as much blue and gold as possible to show their lion pride spirit on Sept. 30.
Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. the Homecoming Parade will take place in downtown Loris. This event is free to the public. Viewers will have the opportunity to watch each class’ homecoming float handmade by students to showcase their lion pride and creativity. Onlookers will also catch a glimpse of the beautiful ladies vying for the Homecoming Queen crown that evening, along with the young men sponsoring them. Local businesses are asked to show their blue pride by displaying their flags and blue and gold colors during the parade.
A new Homecoming Queen will be crowned Friday evening during the halftime festivities of the football game. Past Homecoming Queens will also be acknowledged while sitting with the Loris High School Friends Reunion participants in the stands. The football game begins at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday morning, Oct. 1, the Annual Loris High School Alumni Baseball Game will be played at Heniford Field. Everyone who feels it is time to dust off those great moves on the baseball field is asked to join the fun. Batting practice and infield practice begins at 9 a.m. and the game begins at 10 a.m. For registration information and baseball practice dates, contact Crystal Ward Causey at 843-390-6087.
Homecoming weekend will go out with a bang with the first annual Loris High School Friends Reunion at Diamondback Golf Course at 6 p.m. This event, which is only $10 or $15 at the door, will be an evening of great food, shagging, dancing, wonderful music from each era, along with fantastic door prizes. Emma Rays will also be on hand to provide an inexpensive dinner for everyone who attends. Sponsors include Better Brands, Railroad and Main Salon, The Loris Times, Brown’s Restaurant, Backstreet Café, Shorty’s Grill, Wolpert’s Department Store, The Loris Drug Store, Joe’s Barbeque in Whiteville, N.C., Van Glo by Gloria Stanley Brown, Darlington Speedway, Loretta Hodge McCumbee, Blanton’s and San Jose in Whiteville, N.C. Jack Murphy, local personality and celebrity, will be spinning the music and getting the crowd on their feet. Everyone who attended Loris High School or graduated from Loris High School is invited for an evening of fellowship, fun and dancing under the stars.
For more information, contact Jennifer Boyd at 843-756-1517 or Samantha Ward Norris at the Loris Chamber of Commerce.
Miss Loris Bog-Off Festival Scholarship Pageant winners
Photo courtesy of CMMS Studio
The winners of the younger divisions of the Loris Bog-Off are left to right: Wee Miss Paisley Floyd, Tiny Miss Addison Todd, Little Miss Macy Bellamy, Baby Miss Marlee Long, Mini Miss Arlee Harrelson and Ambassador Makynlynn Cox.
The winners of the older divisions of the Miss Loris Bog-Off are left to right: Miss Loris Bog-Off Nyjah Asbury, Teen Miss Loris Bog-Off and Ambassador Deegan Hudson, Young Miss Loris Bog-Off Kellan Fenegan and Junior Miss Loris Bog-Off Gabrielle Grayson.
Congratulations all pageant winners
We would like to congratulate our new Miss Loris Bog-Off Festival titleholders that were crowned this past Saturday at Loris High School. Miss Loris Bog-Off Festival Nyjah Asbury, Miss Loris Bog-Off Festival Teen Deegan Hudson, Young Miss Loris Bog-Off Festival Kellan Fenegan and Junior Miss Loris Bog-Off Festival Gabrielle Grayson. Savannah Turner received the Diamond Award sponsored by Coastal Performing Arts Center located in Loris for Overall Talent. Photogenic Winner for Junior through Miss Divisions was Raganlynn Dennis. Deegan Hudson was also named Miss Loris Bog-Off Festival Ambassador which is a title that is awarded for showing the most diligence and support for the pageant through fundraising efforts. The Miss crown and sash was sponsored by A-Plus Auto Sales located in Longs.
Little Miss Loris Bog-Off Festival is Macy Bellamy, Tiny Miss Loris Bog-Off Festival is Addison Todd, Wee Miss Loris Bog-Off Festival and Photogenic Winner for Baby through Little Miss Divisions is Paisley Floyd. Mini Miss Loris Bog-Off Festival is Arlee Harrelson, Baby Miss Loris Bog-Off Festival is Marlee Long and the Miss Loris Bog-Off Festival Ambassador is Makynlynn Cox. We would like to thank all the contestants and their support teams for making this a fantastic pageant.
Huge thanks to our volunteers, Kayla Hardee, Alicia Vaught, Judy Cox, Jennifer Boyd, Angie Gattis and Billie Dorsch. Special thanks to our sponsors A-Plus Auto Sales and Coastal Performing Arts. Ava Norris from Coastal Performing Arts for choreographing the opening number and former Miss Loris Bog-Off Festival Teen Blair Gasque for choreographing the physical fitness routine. Also, Shannon McCormick for designing the pageant program. CMMS Studio for being the official photographers for the pageant.
We are looking forward to a wonderful year with all our new titleholders.
The 37th Annual Loris Bog-Off Festival will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15, in downtown Loris beginning at 9 a.m. Vendor and Chicken Bog Cooking Contest applications are still being accepted. Please contact the Loris Chamber of Commerce for all the details.
SHOP LORIS FIRST!
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