To the editor
A lot of great things happened last week for North Branch’s Homecoming Week. It started when some sneaky seniors and businesses participated in decorating the windows in town. We have missed that in North Branch and it was very fun to see again. Then James Fowler and employees treated the high school football team and coaches to dinner at the local Dairy Queen on Monday evening and invited the public to join them. Tuesday, the Royalty was crowned and various fall sports had home games, including the girls’ tennis team’s last home match. Wednesday the NB Quarterback Club, NBAAA, Youth Football and the City joined forces on a gorgeous night under the lights at Harder Park to put on the Powderpuff Football game. All the participants were very well behaved and had a good time. Friday, regardless of the gusty cold, the field was painted by members of the NB Quarterback Club that took work off that day. The High School was decorated to the hilt with school spirit and the pep fest is being touted as one of the best. The hardy parade participants gave a great show on the new parade route, complete with a horse-drawn wagon carrying our royalty and a traveling wrestling match. There were even three businesses in the parade! Thank you North Country Coffee, Xplode and Desiree’s Dance Studio! Ms. Megan Mackenzie, high school homecoming advisor, worked hard and even had an Alumni tent up to welcome back former students. Tailgating was cold but the spirit was warm around the wrestling concession tent, and Coach Nitti and staff did their part by leading our boys to victory over the Fridley Tigers. Thank you to all involved for a great week!