Geneva High School's Homecoming is coming up on Oct. 5! (The game is Oct. 5 against Elgin, and the dance and most reunions are Oct. 6.)
On Thursday, Oct. 4, the fun starts at 5:30 p.m. with a varsity soccer game at Burgess Field. The PTO barbecue begins at 6 p.m. and the annual pep rally at 7:30 p.m.
At 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, the Homecoming parade starts McKinley and continues in a loop from Peyton to Anderson Boulevard to State Street to North Third Street to Stevens Street and back to the high school. The sophomore football game starts at 5 p.m. and the varsity at 5:30 p.m.
On Saturday, Oct. 6, the dance goes from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the contest gym.
There are a lot of ways to make the event special on Geneva Patch. All you need to do is sign in with your name and e-mail address (no spam, no obligations), and you can ...
Maybe the easiest way to get the word out on your Homecoming or reunion activitites—in addition of Facebook and other social media—is to POST THE EVENTS ON GENEVA PATCH!
Do you have a 10-year, 15-year, 25-year, 35-year, 50-year reunion coming? Post your event so that others know when and where to show up. Include a photo and send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I'll make sure your event gets prime real estate on the home page.
Hover the cursor over the "Events" tab, then "Add an Event."
Maybe someone you know or love was named Homecoming queen.
Or perhaps someone from the class of 1977 traveled from Cucamongo to get to your reunion event.
You get the idea. Remember to send email@example.com a note so I can give it some proper attention.
Announcement categories include "Thank You," "Social Notes," "Births," "Death Notices," "Engagements," "Weddings," "Honor Roll," "School Awards," "Volunteer Notes," "Promotion" and much more—all FREE—so keep up with what your friends are doing through Geneva Patch.
Hover the cursor over "Announcements," then click "Announce Something."
OK, maybe you don't want that picture of your felllow alumni wearing a lampshade on his head. But you do want to share the photo story of your reunion with the rest of the world. Add photos to "Geneva Pics & Clips." Then email Rick at firstname.lastname@example.org, and he'll feature it for you.
You can add videos and YouTube videos, as well.
If you'd like to keep up with your friends from high school, how about a Geneva Patch blog? Just hover the cursor over "Blogs" and click "Blog on Patch!"
5. FOLLOW THE HOMECOMING STORIES
Click on "Keep me posted" at the end of this story, and you'll get followup notices when there's a story update.
6. "LIKE" GENEVA PATCH'S FACEBOOK PAGE
Go to the Geneva Patch Facebook page and click the Like button that appears next to the Page name (under the green "P" at right of the feature photo.)
7. JUST SEND RICK AN E-MAIL
If any of this seems too much trouble, e-mail email@example.com or call Rick at 630-886-0792.
In the meantime, here are some photos from last year's Homecoming, just to get you in the mood.