Homecoming week, also known as the most wonderful week of the school year. As part of the annual Homecoming festivities, this year’s hoedown was fun-filled activity, and enjoyed by students and their families on the Quad on Thursday, Oct. 20th.
This year at the hoedown there were many exciting changes. The biggest of the changes is the delicious options for food. This year, there were three food trucks. These trucks were Yumbii, The Pup Truck and Vintage Frozen Custard. Yumbii is a five-time Atlanta food truck winner and offers a wide variety of Mexican food with an Asian flare. The Pup Truck offers gourmet hot dogs. On top of the frozen custard, there was another yummy dessert option having Atomic Ice Cream sandwiches. Also, the famous Lower School bake sale was selling tasty treats provided by Lower School parents.
Just like in past years there were inflatables, a mechanical bull, rock climbing wall and many other carnival games. There was also a nice surprise when the band and varsity cheerleaders performed. Another fun surprise was when the Lower School principal, Jason Erb, rode the mechanical bull.
Freshman volunteer Bryn Alecxih said, “I volunteer because I love seeing the lower school students and remembering how we were once them and I love how the community comes together.” Along with Weaver, many other student volunteers helped make the hoedown the success it was. Students helped run all the games, spray paint hair, paint faces, and played with kids. Freshman Lindsay Rappe said, “I love to help the little kids play the games and watch how excited they get when they win.”
This night was an exciting memory-filled time for the students along with many other fun homecoming festivities through the week.