Pine River-Backus High School's homecoming theme, "Smalltown Homecoming," harkens back to homecoming celebrations of the past with once popular country hits and styles students' parents may have followed.

The homecoming court includes Emma Barchus, Sarah Carey, Sidney Lodge, Jordan Cunningham, Zoe DeSanto, Tyler DeGrote, Trevor Birr, Brady Raph, Keenan Dahl and Jake Poehler. Coronation will be at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27.

Dressup days Sept. 23-27 include: Monday, Yee Haw Day; Tuesday, VSCO; Wednesday, Homeroom Wars; Thursday, Wacky Wednesday on a Thursday; and Friday, Spirit Day.

Other events include:

Thursday, Sept. 26

  • 7 p.m.: Drive-in movie presentation of "The Sandlot" at the school.

Friday, Sept. 27

  • 9 a.m.: Homecoming coronation.
  • 10:10 a.m.: Autograph session for kindergarten to sixth grade students.
  • 1:30 p.m.: Volleyball game against Northome-Kelliher.
  • 5 p.m.: Tailgate party near the football field.
  • 5-7 p.m.: Junior high homecoming dance.
  • 7 p.m.: Football game against Bagley.
  • 8:30-11:30 p.m.: Senior high homecoming dance.