Anyone who has attended any of the previous 33 Magazine Homecomings, is in for a vastly revamped 34th annual event, which will be held entirely on Saturday this year.
“We decided to change it because of the reduction of people attending and of people staying,” said committee chairperson Jayrod Moore. “Homecoming is a time for people to get together and talk about old times. It’s hard to do that in 100 degree weather. We have changed it this year, just about everything is out of the sun and we have sitting and gathering spots in air conditioning.
Moore added the changes are a great way for people to get interested in changes to the school.
“They can walk around and see the differences from when they attended,” Moore said. “This year we really want people to stay cool. I believe this is a change that everyone will enjoy.”
The day starts with breakfast from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., at the elementary school cafeteria and there will be music from the elementary and high school bands on the stage at the cafeteria along with breakfast.
Across the road at the high school, during breakfast will be the registration for the car show and the vendors to start setting up.
At 10 a.m,. the annual parade will commence. The parade this year will be the same course but line up will be at the parking lot and fire station behind the Baptist Church. That’s because of the events happening at the school.
At 11 a.m., all of the events will be starting. Those include games and bounce arounds for the children, turtle races, vendors, live music from Sweet River Band and Mason Scoggins, a memorabilia room set up in high school cafeteria, and the old timers basketball games in Magazine’s new auditorium. All of this will be followed up by Magazine Homecoming Rodeo at the Chigger Valley Arena.