Friday, September 15, 2017

Homecoming Weekend: Community Tailgate at Fort Thomas Central

This weekend is a big weekend in the Fort as the community welcomes back graduates and inducts a new class into the Athletic Hall of Fame.  It’s Homecoming weekend!  And what better way to kick off the weekend with not one, but two tailgate parties and a spaghetti dinner.

Friday, before the 2-2 HHS Bluebirds take on the 2-2 Lexington Catholic Knights, Barb Thomas, owner of Fort Thomas Central, will have a community tailgate party at The Lawn in front of her store.  The tailgate will begin at 5:30 and end at 9.  The following food trucks will be on site: Texas Joe and Marty’s Waffles.  Additionally, the store will be open during this final party before Fall officially begins and 10% of proceeds from sales will go to the Charities Guild of Northern Kentucky.  Finally, she will have several pop-up stores in the parking lot including Usborne Books, India Hicks Experience, Matilda Jane, and Stella & Dot.  Be sure to come out, eat, shop, and have a great time.

If Mexican or Waffles aren’t your thing, though, stop first at Woodfill Elementary in the cafeteria and have some spaghetti.  The annual Big Top Festival kick-off spaghetti dinner begins at 5 pm and ends at 8 pm.  Cost is $6 for children and seniors, $8 for adults, or $25 for family-sized portions (dine-in only).  All of the proceeds from this sale go directly to the Woodfill PTO to support the students at Woodfill.  And don’t forget, Big Top Festival is this Sunday from 12-6 and will feature many children’s games, bounce houses and other entertainment devices, and an auction for adults.

Finally, for those returning graduates or local alumni, be sure to stop at the Shake Your Tailfeather Tailgate party on the plaza in front of the Highlands High School gymnasium.  This event is free for alumni and will feature grilled brats and hot dogs and a lot of fun.  Make this the meeting place for your fellow reunion friends before going into the game and meet members of the Fort Thomas Education Foundation Alumni Association Committee.  Also, don’t miss the HHS Marching Band, which will come by the event to play the fight song before the game.  And finally, enter for a chance to win a framed photograph of the fully renovated HHS campus.  The fun starts at 6 and ends at game time.

So, bring a big appetite and a bunch of friends.  Grab some spaghetti, shop at FTC, and grab a hot dog while enjoying the fight song. And remember, Go Birds!

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