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Turnersville Auto Mall, WTHS PTO to serve as sponsors of annual Washington Township High School Spirit Parade, Fireworks
The Turnersville Auto Mall and Washington Township High School PTO will serve as the official sponsors of the Ninth Annual Washington Township High School Spirit Parade and Fireworks that coincides with the school s annual Homecoming events on Friday, Oct. 16 in the Washington Township High School Football Stadium.
The Washington Township High School Minutemen will host perennial rival Cherokee High School in this year s homecoming game at 7 p.m.
Turnersville Auto Mall s donation of $3,500 to Washington Township High School will pay for the costs of the fireworks at the conclusion of the evening.
Sponsored in part by the Washington Township PTO, the Spirit Parade will begin at 6 p.m. The Washington Township High School Marching Band, cheerleaders and invited dignitaries will include Superintendent of Schools Dr. Cheryl Simone, WTHS Principal Rosemarie Farrow and newly appointed assistant principal at Chestnut Ridge Middle School and longtime teacher and band director at WTHS James Beyer, who will serve as Grand Marshal.
They will lead last year s homecoming queen Jessica Lettieri, the 12 members of the 2009 homecoming court and their escorts in a procession from the Acme parking lot into the football stadium and around the track.
Many WTHS clubs, organizations and sports teams will have representation in the parade. Students will march and present performances to judges from the PTO in front of the home stands in a competition to see which student organization has the most school spirit.
The WTHS Minuteman Football team will kick-off versus Cherokee High School at 7 p.m. Halftime festivities will include the introduction of the homecoming court and the crowning of the homecoming queen.
The Washington Township Marching Band will perform at the conclusion of the game and a 20-minute firework display, coordinated with music, will cap off the evening.
Admission to the game and activities is $3 for adults, $2 for students. Senior citizens will be admitted at no charge.