Show your Basalt pride this week |

Show your Basalt pride this week

Dear Editor:

This week, we return to the tradition of homecoming at Basalt High School, and we’d like to extend an invitation to all of you to participate in and enjoy celebrating being a part of this amazing town.

Please start off the celebration by joining us tonight at 7:30 for our annual bonfire and pep rally. It is our hope that the whole town will come together for a night of Longhorn pride and excitement.

The most exciting opportunity for participation is on homecoming game day. For the first time ever we have invited the Three Rivers Football teams, the Middle School football teams and the seventh- and eighth-grade volleyball teams to have a float in the homecoming parade. We have also invited all the students and parents from the Elementary and Middle schools to come down to Midland Avenue to watch.

The parade will begin at 1:15 p.m. Friday, and we hope that Basalt business owners and patrons will come outside, step away from computers, take a few minutes away from your meal at a restaurant, bring your real estate clients into the streets and lock up the bank to cheer for all the kids.

Following the parade a group of high school students will be going back to the middle school to lead a community pep rally – all parents and community members are encouraged to join in and learn a community cheer that we can all do together at the football game.

Finally, the center attraction takes place at Basalt High School on Friday beginning at 5 p.m. with a tailgate party sponsored by Smoke Modern Barbeque and Alpine Bank. Jamie, at Smoke, will be serving up pulled pork, brisket and his famous mac and cheese for an hour and a half before kickoff. The Longhorns will host the Roaring Fork High School Rams at

7 p.m. Halftime celebrations include performances by the amazing dance team, the guest dance team, an introduction of our Three Rivers Longhorn football teams and the presentation of the homecoming court.

This part is important: Grassroots will be filming and producing a show about Basalt based on this day! This is an opportunity for Basalt to show off how amazing our town is. You can be sure that many people up and down the valley will tune in to check out this show and see all the great shopping, restaurants and services that Basalt has to offer as well as its irresistible charm and spirit. Decorate your windows … wear purple and come out and be a part of this day.

Basalt High School Student Council

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