Perkiomen Valley is preparing to host its first homecoming dance since 2019.
The Perkiomen Valley Music Boosters, along with 12 elected student leaders from the orchestra, band, and chorus are in charge of planning homecoming.
Homecoming will be held on October 23 from 6-9 pm. The theme for this year is Galactic Gala, and the event will be hosted outside in the football stadium.
“Recently it became clear that we needed to move the event outside for distancing, or cancel it for a second year in a row. The Boosters did not want to disappoint the students with another cancellation, so the dance has now been reimagined in an outdoor setting,” Mrs. McGlade, the chairperson for the homecoming dance, said.
Many students have been wondering if this homecoming will be like years past. Well, there will be a DJ playing music and taking song requests, there will be a lot of space for dancing and socializing, and there will be refreshments.
“Stadium lighting will be adjusted to create a darker Dance atmosphere. There will be multiple selfie-spots, perfect for documenting a night-time space journey with friends. Taking a break from the dance floor is easy, with several locations to hang out,” Mrs. McGlade said.
There has been extensive planning to make this homecoming fun and normal, but school officials established some additional rules due to the unique venue.
For many students, high heels are a crucial part of the homecoming outfit, but high heels will not be allowed this year.
“The new track and turf are vulnerable to damage caused by sharp edges or points, especially with repeated activities like dancing. For this reason, the only acceptable shoes on these surfaces are flat-soled,” Mrs. McGlade said.
In past years, students have been able to bring dates from other schools to homecoming, but this year that will not be allowed. The only students permitted to participate are current PVHS students. Students will have to show their student IDs or driver’s license at the gate to be let in.
“I was disappointed last year when homecoming was canceled, but I am glad to hear that one will be held this year,” Kailie Jordan, a sophomore at PVHS, said.
Tickets for the dance will be available for $10.00 during all lunch periods beginning October 18.