Paint up, green up and shout out -- that's the challenge being issued to Delta High School Panthers for Homecoming 2017. Students are encouraged to take photos or short videos of Panther spirit in action to be entered in the Colorado High School Activities Association's #BackMyTeam Challenge.
This week provides ample opportunity for students to show their school spirit, with dress-up days that include 'Merica Day on Monday, Clone/Twin Day on Tuesday, Decades Day on Wednesday, Beach Bum/Tourist Day on Thursday and Green Hero Day on Friday.
The DHS Student Council will be reaching out to elementary and middle school students in Delta, encouraging them to be part of the festivities and inviting them to the volleyball game on Thursday and the softball/football games on Friday.
On Friday, classes will wrap up around noon and the Homecoming celebration will hit high gear with activities and games. Each class is already working on a special cheer for class games and for the football game.
School will be dismissed a bit early Friday so students can head to the softball game. The Panthers are hosting Cedaredge in a double-header at 3 and 5 p.m.
Ag boosters and the FFA will host a Homecoming tailgate on the football field at 6 p.m., to be followed by the football game at 7 p.m. During halftime of the Delta-Pagosa Springs game, the royalty will be ferried onto the football field in classic convertibles and the queen and king will be crowned.
Homecoming week comes to an end with a dance Saturday night from 8 to 11 p.m.
Throughout the week, DHS Student Council is coordinating a schoolwide hurricane supply drive. Students are collecting sanitary products, diapers, baby wipes, formula, Depends, pet supplies, cleaning supplies and toiletries. At the end of the week, points will be tallied for participation and the winning class be awarded an ice cream and tasty treats party. The school is partnering with Volunteers of America to transport the donations to families in Texas and Florida. More information is available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
At about 9:50 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, officers of the Delta Police Department were dispatched to a robbery reported at Arby's, located at 107 Gunnison River Drive. An extensive search of the area was conducted and the suspect was not located.
The suspect was reported to have walked into Arby's and after a brief conversation with an employee, was able to leave the store with a small amount of cash and coins.