The Tribe is gathering for the 2019 Nocona High School Triennial Homecoming Celebration Sept. 13-15.
Festivities will include a parade, Hall of Fame induction, street dance, homecoming royalty and of course football. Coordinated by the Nocona Ex-Students Association organizers, are planning something of a “family reunion” for Nocona High School graduates.
For those interested in taking part in the parade at 4 p.m. on Sept. 14, the theme is “Movies made in Texas or has Texas in the title.” A large trophy will be presented to the best float created by a class based on that theme. This will be a perpetual trophy passed on to winning floats in future triennial homecomings. This year’s Golden Classes are from 1967, 1968 and 1969. They will be recognized during the program on Saturday at 2 p.m, followed by the Hall of Fame induction.
Festivities begin on Sept. 13 with hospitality and visitation from 2-5 p.m. at Tales ‘N’ Trails Museum, 1522 E. U.S. Highway 82.
Beginning at 5 p.m. burger tailgating will be at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, 100 Baylor Street. Donations only, which will benefit the Military Heritage Plaza.
At 7:30 p.m. the Indians take on Ponder at Jack Crain Stadium, 1012 Clay Street. Homecoming royalty will be presented during halftime.
A street dance will follow on the block of Clay and Elm Streets downtown featuring deejay Jason Eldred. Inclement weather site is the H.J. Justin Community Room on Clay Street.
On Saturday morning registration resumes from 9 to 11 a.m. in front of the high school auditorium with visitation in the library. A barbecue lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost of the meal is $15 and it is catered by The Smokehouse.
The Mind’s Eye Scholarship Concert runs from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. The show features 1960s music and all donations will help endow scholarships for Nocona High School seniors.
The honors program begins at 2 p.m. Hobie Meekins, NHS 1979, Tracy Mesler, Denton, 1969 and Randy Duckworth, NHS 1970 will introduce the three new inductees to the Hall of Honor.
The parade of classes rolls through downtown at 4 p.m., with a street dance at 8 p.m. Saturday night. It will feature live music from Richard Beverage and Jason Eldred.
On Sept. 15, the Nocona churches invite alumni, family and friends to attend services at a church of their choice.
Officers of the Nocona Ex-Students’ Association are: Gloria S. Foster, NHS 1968, president; Hobie Meekins, 1979, treasurer; and directors Lynn Nobile, 1964; Brenda Russell Dungan, 1969; Diane Terry Duckworth, 1969; Randy Duckworth, 1970; Metta Samples Burleson, 1973 and Chris Womack, 1986