Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, when the annual Homecoming Parade rolls North on Parkerson from the Crowley Court Circle. The parade turns right onto Northern, right on Eastern and ends at the Notre Dame campus, where a pep rally will be held.
Immediately following the pep rally, the fourth annual Notre Dame High School Chili Cookoff will take place on the track surrounding the practice field. Team entry forms are available by calling the Notre Dame Development Office at 783.7143 (there is NO entry fee for teams). Individual tickets are $5 and are available at Notre Dame High School. All funds raised will benefit the Notre Dame Teacher Benefit Fund.
All Notre Dame, St. Joseph High School, St. Michael High School and St. Francis High School Alumni are invited to celebrate Mass with the students and faculty on Friday, Oct. 10, at 12:05 p.m. in the A.B. Dore Memorial Gym.
The week’s festivities will conclude with the football game on Friday evening when the Pioneers take on the Trojans of Alexandria High School. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Gardiner Memorial Stadium.
Prior to the game, a reception will be held beginning at 6 p.m. at the stadium honoring the Notre Dame High School Classes of 1969, 1979, 1989, and 1999, as well as the 1959 and 1949 classes of St. Joseph High School, St. Michael High School and St. Francis High School.
The 2008 Notre Dame Homecoming Court will be introduced and one young lady will be crowned Homecoming Queen during halftime ceremonies Friday evening. Homecoming Court members include: Emily Anne Arceneaux, daughter of Troy and Teryl Arceneaux of Rayne; Paige Elizabeth Boullion, daughter of David and Bonnie Boullion of Rayne; Brittany Lynn David, daughter of Carl and Jeanette David of Church Point; Amber Logan Domingue, daughter of Sebreana Domingue of Rayne; Megan Elizabeth Doucet, daughter of Richard and Suzanne Doucet of Jennings; Madeline Annie Foreman, daughter of Michael and Christine Foreman of Rayne; Jane Elizabeth Frank, daughter of Kevin and Kate Frank of Rayne; Leah Elizabeth Gossen, daughter of Russell and Mancy Gossen of Rayne; Rebecca Anne Guidry, daughter of Bill and Cheryl Guidry of Rayne; Kelli Resi Pinac, daughter of Gil Pinac and Phyllis Owens of Crowley; Jeanne Claire Robichaux, daughter of Tim and Jeanne Robichaux of Crowley; and Hope Elizabeth Watson, daughter of Paul and Sydney Watson of Jennings.