NOTE: The parade, originally scheduled for Thursday, was moved back to Friday (today) due to threat of weather. “When You Wish Upon a Homecoming ...” is the theme for this year’s Homecoming celebration at Metter High School.

Festivities began on Monday of this week and will conclude on Friday night when the Tigers take on Vidalia. 

Highlighting the celebration will be the annual Homecoming Parade, which will wind its way through downtown Metter beginning at 4 p.m. Friday (today). Retired teacher Linda Webb will serve as the parade grand marshal.

“For nearly three decades, Mrs. Webb served the students of Candler County as a social studies teacher ... myself included!” reported parade committee member Vic Fordham. “She has been a mentor to countless students and younger teachers. She always made her classes fun and engaging and has left an impact on thousands of people throughout her career. She epitomizes being a Metter Tiger and the Homecoming Committee could not think of a better grand marshal for this year than Linda Webb.”

“Mrs Webb was a devoted educator for the Candler County School District for many years and she served MHS students and staff in multiple capacities,” said MHS Principal Ellis Strobridge. “Her former students speak highly of her and describe her as being a passionate and compassionate teacher.

“She has positively shaped and changed the lives of many of her students. As an academic coach, she had a willing spirit to see others grow in their craft and would be the first to congratulate a teacher when she noticed their teaching and learning practices promoted performance-based learning. Congratulations, Mrs. Webb, on a job well done!”

To celebrate Homecoming Week, students, faculty and staff of Candler County Schools are enjoying a fun week of dress-up.

Monday was “Monster’s University Monday,” with students representing their favorite colleges. Tuesday was “Color War Day.” Wednesday was “Woody’s Roundup Wednesday” with participants dressing as Toy Story characters or in Western/cowboy attire. Thursday was “Disney Character Day,” and included costumes from Disney, Pixar, Star Wars or Marvel.

Friday (today) is Spirit Day and the community will be sporting their Orange & Black to support their Tigers as they face Vidalia High. During the half-time festivities, the 2019 Homecoming Queen and King will be crowned.

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