Their PTO must have surplus this year, or maybe a lot of rich daddies helping out; but this year, Ames High School is celebrating their homecoming with a bang. The theme chosen was ‘A Pirate Life for Me’ and it’s going to be a week long events, student-organized.

Monday, Oct 1 : Parade in downtown Ames, then dance at Bandshell Park.

Tuesday, Oct 2: Senior night for swimming and volleyball with ice cream social.

Wednesday, Oct 3: Pancake breakfast – dress like a pirate day.

Thursday, Oct 4: Battle of the Bands.

Friday, Oct 5: Annual Band Raid in the morning, then the game against Mason City featuring halftime fireworks.

Saturday, Oct 6: Homecoming dance.

Gosh, I wish my high school era was like this.