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Homecoming week kicks off for Alexandria, Brandon-Evansville and Osakis with fun activities

Festivities include powder puff games, pep fests, coronations, parades and of course, the homecoming football games on Friday night.

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Ryker Bosek, orange shirt, jumps up for a shot during a powder puff volleyball game at Alexandria Area High School Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. AAHS senior boys played in the powder puff games, while junior and senior girls played against each other in powder puff football games. Both activities are part of the homecoming festivities taking place at the school this week.
Celeste Edenloff / Alexandria Echo Press
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DOUGLAS COUNTY — It's homecoming week for three school districts in the lakes area — Alexandria, Brandon-Evansville and Osakis.

Festivities include powder puff games, pep fests, dances, coronations, parades and of course, the homecoming football games on Friday night.

Alexandria kicked off its homecoming week Sunday, Sept. 25, with some powder puff football and volleyball games. Brandon-Evansville held an elementary school dance, which was also on Sunday, for students in grades PreK-8.

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Sophie Vinje, a senior at Alexandria Area High School, goes in for a touchdown during a powder puff football game Sunday, Sept. 25. Alexandria senior girls played against junior girls in powder puff football while senior boys played against each other in powder puff volleyball. Both the football and volleyball games took place Sunday as a kickoff for Alexandria's homecoming week.
Celeste Edenloff / Alexandria Echo Press

All three schools held their coronation festivities on Monday, Sept. 26 with Brandon-Evansville and Osakis taking place in the morning and Alexandria in the evening.

Alexandria will be hosting its community homecoming parade on Friday, Sept. 30, beginning at 4 p.m. It will take place in downtown Alexandria. The homecoming football game, against Brainerd, will take place at the AAHS stadium beginning at 7 p.m.

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Brandon-Evansville will host a pep fest during the school day on Friday, Sept. 30, with a bonfire set to take place in the softball parking lot that evening after the football game. On Saturday, Oct. 1, there will be a dance for students in grades 9-12.

Osakis will host its parade on Friday, Sept. 30, at 1:30 p.m. with a pep fest to follow at 2 p.m. The game will take place Friday evening.

Watch for more information and photos of all three homecoming festivities in a special homecoming section in the Friday, Oct. 7 print edition of the Echo Press.

Celeste Edenloff is the special projects editor and a reporter for the Alexandria Echo Press. She has lived in the Alexandria Lakes Area since 1997. She first worked for the Echo Press as a reporter from 1999 to 2011, and returned in 2016 to once again report on the community she calls home.
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