Members of the Columbia High Schools faculty and student body are busy preparing activities for the upcoming homecoming season.
Topping off the three days of focused activities will be the annual noise parade.
The "Homecoming Parade," as it is being called this year, will form at the baseball field at 11 a.m. and start at 1 p.m. in downtown White Salmon. The parade will finish at the grade school by 1:30.
Law enforcement representing the state, county and local police departments will assist with traffic control and will lead the procession. Units from the fire departments and other emergency vehicles will be invited to join the citywide celebration.
This year, as in years past, Riggleman Orchards, Dickey Farms, SDS Lumber, Kreps Family Ranch, Pilot Knob Construction and many others have graciously donated the use of flatbed trucks for the parade.
According to Columbia High Principal Tim McGlothlin, students and staff have discussed the overall philosophy of what homecoming is all about and have created the following statement:
"The philosophy of homecoming will be to unite past, current, and future students together to build pride and spirit toward Columbia High School and our community."
Keeping this in mind, the high school is asking those alumni who would like to become involved in this year's activities to contact Mona Miller at 493-3944.