Downers Grove

Downers Grove North plans homecoming lineup

DOWNERS GROVE – Traditional festivities return for homecoming at Downers Grove North High School throughout the week. To allow for participation to take place without masks, many events will be held outside this year.

“We are looking forward to hosting homecoming week for our students, staff and community,” Director of Student Activities Mark Mirandola stated in a news release. “We hope many students, their families and our community members join us to celebrate for the first time in two years.”

The observance, whose theme is “Haunted Homecoming,” will include opportunities for the public to participate:

• On Oct. 19, people may donate nonperishable food items and receive a free scoop of ice cream coupon for Every Day’s a Sundae. Donation drop-offs will take place in the Main Street parking lot from 3:20 to 4:30 p.m. Items will be donated to the Immanuel Lutheran Food Pantry, 5211 Carpenter St., Downers Grove.

• On Oct. 20, students, families and the community are invited to the Haunted Homecoming Variety Show. Students will perform beginning at 7 p.m. in the North High Auditorium. Admission is free.

• On Oct. 22, the public is invited to watch the homecoming parade at 3:15 p.m. The parade route will head south on Prince Street, west on Chicago Avenue, north on Linscott Avenue, and east on Grant Street. The parade will include the school’s marching band and floats.

• Also on Oct. 22, the football game will start at 7 p.m. versus Lyons Township High School. Admission is free for students with ID, $5 for adults and free for senior citizens.

North High will notify nearby neighbors of these events, as well as the homecoming assembly that will take place in the stadium at 2 p.m. Oct. 22, and the dance that will be held outside on the football field on Oct. 23. The dance will start at 6 p.m. and include a DJ, music and dancing, concluding with fireworks at 8:30 p.m. The festivities will end at 9 p.m.

Questions may be directed to the school at 630-795-8400 or