Homecoming 2014: The Mason Way

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IMG_7815By Ben Stram
The Mason Times

“Go Blue! Go Red!”

These are the colors of the Mason Bulldogs, who capped a successful homecoming Friday night in a win against Owosso, 42-7.

They’re also the colors the residents of Mason screamed at the annual homecoming parade and football game.

The town met in downtown Mason for the homecoming parade at 6 p.m. which was led by flashy cars, the Mason marching band, several children and cheerleaders.

After the parade, families and students all made their way to the football stadium for the 7 p.m. game.

Mason senior Rene Ressler said homecoming started earlier with Spirit Week at Mason High School, with each day having a different theme of what to wear.

“Monday was pajama day, Tuesday was twin Tuesday, Wednesday was dress-like-a-movie-character day, Thursday was sport-band day,” she said.

The town also does Smash-a-Car, a fundraiser for the school. This year, the go to the varsity and junior varsity cheerleading teams.

Amanda Cater, whose daughter is a varsity cheerleader, said Smash-a-Car starts with Mason Towing bringing a broken-down car to the football stadium and people can take a swing with a sledgehammer for $1.

Cater said that cheerleaders and football players got the first swings right after school and that the fundraiser does pretty well in general, with children searching all over the ground for quarters just to take a swing.

Mason High School had its homecoming dance Saturday night, which concluded the week of events.

Mason senior Allison Sweezy said she was excited for the game but that things are different this year while being a senior.

“Now that I’m a senior,” she said. “Just making everything, putting it in perspective like what our four years have been like here. It’s pretty good.”

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