RED OAK — The annual Red Oak High School Homecoming festivities kick off next week and the district is ready to celebrate.

Homecoming day entertainment begins with the homecoming parade Friday, Sept. 15 at 2 p.m.

The parade route begins behind Red Oak High School and advances onto Lowrance Road. The route then proceeds down Lowrance Road and turns right onto Louise Ritter Blvd. The route turns left onto Niven Way where the parade will proceed around the new loop behind Red Oak Middle School before ending at Billy Goodloe Stadium. A pep rally will immediately follow, with an expected start time at approximately 3 p.m.

All Red Oak High School alumni who attend the game and pre-join the Red Oak High School Alumni Association (for a small $10 contribution) will receive a free homecoming game admission ticket, free pre-game refreshments and the opportunity to participate in the Spirit Line that welcomes the Red Oak Hawk football team onto the field.

The ROHS Alumni Association will be set up next to the home side ticket booth at the Goodloe Stadium to welcome new and returning members.

Halftime activities during the football game will include the recognition of ROHS Class of 1951 graduates Glendon and Wynona Haney, who are the ROHS Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni for 2017.

If your organization, group or business wishes to participate in the parade or if you have questions about the parade or pep rally contact Debbie Temple at the Red Oak ISD Education Service Center, located at 109 W. Red Oak Rd, call 972-617-2941 or email Debbie.temple@