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Homecoming festivities lined up

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO – The 2019 Marshalltown High School Homecoming Court has been chosen. The court includes – front row, from let, Erica Johnson, Samantha Snyder, Colin Jensen and Bennett Hageman. Second row, Carissa Stalzer, Molly Sickles, Rene Hernández Andrade and Casey Linsenmeyer. Third row, Katherine Avalos Sánchez, Kaci Uhde, Austin Shomo and Will Van Buren. Back row, Grace Fisher and Jesús Muñoz.

Bobcat football season is well underway and the 2019 Homecoming celebration kicks off this week.

The Bobcats will host the big game 7:30 p.m. Friday against rivals Ames High School. Marshalltown will be looking to celebrate Homecoming by going 4-0 on the season.

Along with the game, high schoolers will also be excited for all the festivities that go with the school celebration. The 2019 Marshalltown High School Homecoming Court includes:

Queen candidates:

• Erica Johnson

• Samantha Snyder

• Carissa Stalzer

• Molly Sickles

• Katherine Avalos Sánchez

• Kaci Uhde

• Grace Fisher

King candidates:

• Colin Jensen

• Bennett Hageman

• Rene Hernández Andrade

• Casey Linsenmeyer

• Austin Shomo

• Will Van Buren

• Jesús Muñoz

The community is invited to see the football team and many other high school athletic teams, clubs and activity groups as they roll down Main Street for the Homecoming parade 6 p.m. Thursday.

Later that evening, one king and one queen candidate will be chosen as Homecoming royalty after a pep rally 7 p.m. Thursday at the MHS/Community Auditorium.

Students have also been preparing for the annual Homecoming dance, figuring out what to wear and finding a date to take with. The dance is set for 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday at the high school cafeteria.

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Contact Adam Sodders at 641-753-6611 or asodders@timesrepublican.com