Camden Hills prepares for homecoming activities Sept. 22Crockett, Leach, state champion mountain bikers among those honored
Rockport — Camden Hills Regional High School’s annual homecoming will take place on Saturday, Sept. 22. Homecoming is a community event and all are invited, said first-year athletic director Steve Alex.
"We have a full slate of events and games planned that highlight our fall athletic teams and many of our very talented musicians," Alex said. "This year we will recognize all of our previous mountain biking teams that have won 12 state championships in a row. All former mountain bike team members and coaches are encouraged to attend and be recognized."
Alex said Penny Crockett, a former Windjammer skiing and cross-country coach, as well as high school teacher, will be recognized as the honorary coach of the day. "Our honorary fans of the day will be all local five-town youth athletes, who are encouraged to attend in uniform from any sport in which they play," Alex said.
The homecoming committee also will recognize former teacher, coach and athletic director Beryl Leach as honorary athletic director of the day.
In addition to the athletic events, attendees will enjoy a free barbecue lunch, free snow cones and, for children under the age of 10, the free use of a bouncy house. "The school provides the hamburgers and hot dogs, but we do rely on community members to bring side dishes to share with their neighbors and friends," Alex said. "Side dishes can be dropped off at the tent located next to the Don Palmer Field as early as 10 a.m. and as late as 3 p.m."
"Camden Hills Regional High School is able to provide this opportunity free to the public courtesy of a generous grant that supports our school," Alex said. "It is our way of building goodwill and giving back to the communities that support us."
Parents also can reserve a 2013 “Navigator" yarbook at the lowest price of the year — $60 — and parents who purchase yearbooks at homecoming will receive one line of personalization for free. To take advantage of the offer, parents must pay for the yearbook at homecoming on Sept. 22. This year’s yearbook again will be a full-color book.
Spirit week and homecoming is hosted by the CHRHS Student Council and the CHRHS Captain’s Council.
The schedule of homecoming events include:
Friday, Sept. 21:
• 1:15 p.m., pep rally.
Saturday, Sept. 22
• 8:30 a.m. — Homecoming 5-kilometer race, hosted by the cross-country team.
• 9 a.m. — Boys freshman soccer versus Erskine Academy of South China.
• 10:30 a.m. — Girls varsity soccer versus Oceanside of Thomaston/Rockland.
• 12:30 p.m. —Boys varsity soccer versus Oceanside of Thomaston/Rockland.
• 1 p.m. — Girls jayvee soccer versus Oceanside of Thomaston/Rockland.
• 1:15 p.m. — Opening homecoming welcome.
• 2 p.m. — Varsity field hockey versus Winslow.
• 3 p.m. — Varsity football versus Oceanside of Thomaston/Rockland.
• 3 p.m. — Boys jayvee soccer versus Oceanside of Thomaston/Rockland.
• 3:30 p.m. — Jayvee field hockey versus Winslow.
• 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Free barbeque lunch.
• 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Free bouncy house for children under age 10.
• 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Free snow cones and Soda (while they last).
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