Once again the Mabel-Canton Cougars are planning a spirit-filled homecoming week with lots of events planned to fill students and community members with school pride.

Students in seventh through 12th grade will gather on Sunday afternoon, from noon to 1 p.m., to paint the store windows on Main Street. They will write inspirational sayings as well as paint the town with Cougar paws and other items in school colors!

Coronation will be held on Monday evening at 7 p.m. in the high school gym. Admission is $3 or free with the purchase of a button. King candidates from the senior class are Austin Ryan, Logan Henry and Trent Nelson. Queen candidates are Kristina Mengis, Christy Welscher and Alyssa Spande.

Attendants from each class were also named. They are freshmen Anthony Bankes and Taylor Richardson; sophomores Keyser Wenthold and Gabby Sand; and juniors Austen Whitacre and Cheyenne Treangen.

Sword bearers from each class are seventh graders Jonah Colsch and Porscha Peterson; eighth graders Dillon Aller and Hailey Marsden; ninth graders Tannor Fairchild and Brittany Quam; sophomores Casper Witt and Devin Nelson; juniors Mason Henry and Christine Lee and seniors Tyler Stortz and Stephanie Hafner.

There will be some new events at coronation on Monday night and the varsity cheerleaders will be entertaining the audience with a "Thrilling" dance. Cheer camp kids will also be performing at the kickoff of the show.

A bonfire will follow the coronation ceremony for one hour.

As always, each day of the week will be a special dress-up day for students and teachers to show their enthusiasm. Monday is opposite gender day, Tuesday is baby day, Wednesday is twin day, Thursday is theme day and Friday is spirit day.

Friday, a pep fest will be held at the school at 12:45 p.m. followed by the homecoming parade down Main Street at 2 p.m. The Bank of the West will sponsor its annual tailgate party following the parade.

The football game will be held that evening at 7 p.m. with the band performing the half-time show, "Superheroes."

The homecoming dance will follow the game and will wrap-up at midnight.

Look to page nine in this issue for a complete list of activities and a photo of this year's king and queen candidates.