GREEN RIVER, WYOMING (October 5, 2020) – It’s homecoming week for Green River High School and the school has a load of fun, exciting events scheduled.
While there won’t be a dance like in past years because of COVID-19, staff members worked hard to make sure the week was special for the student body.
In lieu of the dance, the high school is having a social distanced event called “Cruising Bingo.” Students will stop at various local businesses to gather cards to spell B-I-N-G-O to win prizes. According to Denise Mosley, the junior class sponsor and art teacher at GRHS, the prizes are mostly items donated by participating local businesses.
“Some are coupons for a free item at local restaurants, and others will be candy or other goodies,” she said.
The “Cruising Bingo” will begin at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Green River Chamber of Commerce. The last stop will be at the high school by 7 p.m. where the students will enjoy a drive-in style evening concert performed by local band Free Resonance. It cost $5 per couple or $10 per carload to attend.
Throughout the week, each day has a special theme. The students and teachers are encouraged to dress up.
On Monday, Oct. 5, the theme is “Party Rock” or “Frat Day.” Backwards hats are approved for people dressing up.
On Tuesday, Oct. 6, it’s “Kokomo” or “Tourist Day,” so be sure to look like someone who doesn’t belong.
Wednesday, Oct. 7, it’s “80s Day.” Students can sport their big hair and denim jackets while they live on a prayer.
On Thursday, Oct. 8, dress up as your favorite musician or rock out with a rock n’ roll t-shirt for “Thunderstruck Day.”
And of course, on Friday, Oct. 9, it’s time to show your school spirit for “Fight Song Friday” to get prepared for the homecoming football game against Powell High School, which is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.
“We’re working the activities around two things: ACT testing and COVID,” Mosley said. “Both things have been in the forefront of our planning for these events. We have a parade on Wednesday and the Rally Around the River on Saturday to include the students and community in finding their school spirit and local pride.”