Burnet Homecoming festivities slated for Thursday and Friday


By Christi Bertelson

Burnet Bulletin


Burnet is gearing up this week for its homecoming game against Austin Crockett on Friday, Sept. 16.

This week is full of traditions for the Burnet homecoming including the parade, bonfire and football.

The Burnet High School 2016 Homecoming Parade and Bonfire will be held on Thursday, Sept. 15.

The Homecoming Parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Burnet Courthouse Square.

Burnet Consolidated ISD officials said the parade would utilize the same route as the Bluebonnet Parade and its staging areas.

After the parade the Bonfire Pep Rally festivities will be begin at 8 p.m. at the Burnet High School Campus.

The Lighting of the fire will take place at 8:15 p.m. with the celebration wrapping up at 9 p.m.

BCISD officials issued these important reminders about Bonfire 2016:
• The Green Mile will be closed the evening of the Bonfire beginning at 7 p.m.
• Parking is permitted at designated parking spaces at Burnet Middle School, Bulldog Stadium and RJ Richey Elementary.
• Access to Burnet High School will be via 3rd Street and the bus lane that runs between Ranch to Market Road 963 and 3rd Street.
• Parking will not be permitted along 3rd Street.
• Because of the rain in the area over the past few weeks, the ground is soft. District administration encourage appropriate footwear and planning for soft to muddy conditions.
• The construction material used to build the fire will be limited to materials designated by district administrators. Outside brush or other materials will not be accepted or permitted.
• Homecoming Parade and Bonfire 2016 is a district event held on district property. All district and school rules will apply.

The homecoming game will start at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16 at the Bulldog Stadium and the Burnet Rotary has a special treat for parents who usually work the Dawg Pound- Food House during the games.

The Rotary Club of Burnet is kicking off the new Rotary year with a focus on Targeted Service Projects throughout the community as a demonstration of our motto, "Service Above Self", said Keith McBurnett, BCISD Superintendent and President of Burnet Rotary.

 “Our first project will be working at the Dawg Pound cooking and selling burgers on Sept. 16 during the Homecoming Game,”

“With each meal deal, the Rotary Club of Burnet will be including a free cookie,” said McBurnett.

McBurnett also said by the Rotarians taking over the Dawg Pound during the homecoming game would allow booster parents to fully enjoy the game and half time performance.

“We hope all of the fans will choose to have dinner at the stadium that night and enjoy a delicious burger meal,” said McBurnett.


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