Henning brings back bonfire [UPDATED]Published 10:55am Tuesday, October 5, 2010 Updated 6:25pm Wednesday, June 27, 2012
A few students at Henning High School, remembering a fun time years ago that was part of the Homecoming tradition for older brothers and sisters, approached the student council about bringing back the bonfire as part of this fall’s activities. The student council, in turn, approached school administrators.
“We happily said yes to the proposal,” said High School Principal Thomas Williams. “We’ll have the bonfire this coming Thursday, Oct. 7, north of our school, near the city’s water treatment plant.”
Williams said the students had a good idea in bringing back tradition with an activity that was popular in prior years at Henning High School.
“Homecoming Week is great for the kids,” said Williams. “This is the time to make lasting memories with classmates. The bonfire will be something the kids will remember years from now, along with the other Homecoming activities.”
The Otter Tail Central football team, which includes players from both Henning and Battle Lake, will play Pillager on Friday, Oct. 8.
Homecoming Week events kicked off on Monday with “Keep It Classy” dress-up day at the school, along with a Singing Bee contest. Today (Tuesday) the theme is “Minnesota Pride Day.” Kids are promoting some of their Minnesota sports teams by wearing apparel as fans of the Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Vikings and other athletic squads in the state. A volleyball tournament also is being held today.
On Wednesday the students in Henning have a theme of “PJ/Senior Toga Day.” Bed races and a movie also are part of the fun as part of Homecoming Week on Wednesday.
“Nerd Day” is the fun theme for Thursday, with a second round of volleyball also on the agenda.
On Friday, leading up to the Homecoming football game, will be “Spirit Day” activities. Students will wear their Otter Tail Central and Hornets gear. Junior and senior girls will play the annual Powder Puff football game. A combined pep fest with the Battle Lake student body will be held.
A trivia game also is part of the Homecoming fun this year, and also will take place on Friday.
“It’s great to see so many activities this week,” said Principal Williams. “There will be plenty of opportunities for the kids to create those lasting memories.”