OSCEOLA COUNTY — Area students are getting ready to celebrate homecoming next week, beginning Monday, Oct. 7.

Students at both Reed City Area Public Schools and Evart Public Schools will be showing their school spirit with a variety of celebratory homecoming events, including dances, spirit days, football games and more.

Reed City Area Public Schools

Students at Reed City High School will begin their homecoming with themed spirit days.

These include Class Color Day, Stop Light Day and Beach Day, among others.

To accompany the spirit days, RCAPS students will celebrate with a variety of events as well.

On Monday Oct. 7, students will participate in a powder puff game, which begins at 6:30 p.m.

The annual Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association competition also will take place during homecoming. This event will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9.

Community members will get the chance to participate in the homecoming fun Friday, Oct. 11, with the annual parade. The parade will begin at 4 p.m., at RCHS.

Prizes will be given to students and community members for best spirit banner, best float, spirit wagon and walking club.

Ending the week of events will be the homecoming game against the Central Montcalm Hornets, taking place at 7 p.m. on Friday.

The homecoming king and queen also will be crowned during the game’s halftime.

Evart Public Schools

Homecoming will begin for Evart High School students with a week of themed spirit days as well.

To match their homecoming theme, “A Ticket to Paradise,” Monday’s spirit day will be Beach Day, followed by Twin Day, Class Color Day, Hawaiian Shirt Day and Blue and Gold Day.

The spirit days will lead up to fun homecoming events at the end of the week, beginning with a pep assembly Friday, Oct. 11, during school hours.

Also during school on Friday, students will be able to participate in both powder puff and powder buff games.

Later in the day, locals will have the chance to come out and watch the annual homecoming parade, which will take place at 4:30 p.m.

Following the parade will be the homecoming football game against Lake City High School at 7 p.m., and the homecoming king and queen will be crowned during the game’s halftime.

To wrap up EPS’ homecoming festivities, students will attend the annual homecoming dance Saturday, Oct. 12.