Homecoming a success


What a wonderful homecoming weekend we had in Iola. The Bulldogs blew away Sabine-Pass Friday night. The Bulldog dash, parade, and all of the fun day activities were awesome. All of Main Street was packed with both people and vendors. I haven’t ever seen Iola fun day with so many vendors.

Thank you to all the volunteers who worked tirelessly to make this happen. Also, it was lovely to see the town shower the Evans family with love and support Saturday night for Easton’s family. The event was so packed that finding a seat was quite the obstacle and I think that they even ran out of food. It is so refreshing to live in a community that rallies around its members when they need to be uplifted.

•This week is Red Ribbon week for Iola Secondary. Wednesday is Be a H.E.R.O; wear camouflage or superhero shirt. Thursday is sock it to drugs, wear silly socks. Friday is team up against drugs, wear your school shirt.

The elementary will have Red Ribbon week from Oct. 30 through Nov. 3. Monday — paws-itively drug free, wear red. Tuesday — scare away drugs, wear orange and black. Wednesday — be a hero, wear camo or a superhero shirt. Thursday — sock it to drugs, wear silly socks. Friday — team up against drugs, wear school shirt.

•Little Dribblers registration is now open. Pre-K through sixth grade may participate in IYA little dribblers. The cost is $35 for the first child and $30 for siblings. Games will be played on Saturdays beginning in January and will be held in Iola and surrounding communities.

Registration deadline is Oct. 30. After Oct. 30, there will be an additional $15 late fee. Payment is due upon registration. Your child will not be placed on a team without payment. Forms and payment should be returned to the elementary office. Please use a separate form for each child.

If you would like your business or family on the back of the team T-shirts, please add an additional $75 to your registration fee. All parents are expected to work for a minimum of one shift, at each home game, during set up, concession, door, clock or clean up. Please contact Jason Gooch by email at j.gooch@bediasbank.com with any questions.

•Varsity football will face off in Burkeville Oct. 27 at 7 p.m.

Volleyball bi-district playoffs will be Oct. 30-31.

If there are any upcoming events or items, you wish to be seen in the article please call (979) 402-0947 or email junebug.crosby@gmail.com. The deadline for submitting an event or announcement is Wednesday at noon.