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Bonfire tradition continues

Special to the Yorktown News-View

The traditional homecoming bonfire took place again this year. In order to pull off such an event, it takes a group effort and even the cooperation of the weather. Usually, a burn ban, especially when the homecoming game is scheduled early in the season, jeopardizes whether a huge bonfire can occur. This year the weather cooperated, therefore, this tradition was scheduled to be enjoyed by all.

The school and community work together to keep this tradition burning. The Yorktown High School student council with sponsors Monica Myers and Whitney Schroeder help coordinate the actual building of the bonfire. The student body along with help from their parents, city workers, and community members help to construct brush and other wood and materials. All with hopes of having the biggest pile. The athletic booster club helps in conjunction with the others.  They apply the “magical” potions to the burn pile, supply the torches and the burning Y. The local fire department is on standby and helps with the safety as well as putting the fire out at the conclusion of the night.

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