CAN WE DO THIS EVERY YEAR?: Editor asks if Chewelah can make Homecoming one of the community’s marquee events
(BRANDON HANSEN/Managing Editor of the Chewelah Independent)
The little town that could.
It’s becoming a more common theme in Chewelah. Someone plans a little something, in this case Tara Sheppard-Anderson suggested or thought out loud on Facebook that businesses should decorate their storefront for Homecoming.
I figured it would be great if a handful of businesses would don the blue and white for everyone to see, and offered to take photos for social media and the decorating contest put on by the Chewelah Chamber of Commerce.
Instead, dozens of businesses decorated for homecoming, and not just a sticker here or there. Dr. Larson’s office had tarps, some businesses broke out balloons and I think someone even constructed a statue of Coach Gump, but that could just be me watching “Varsity Blues” too many times.Tons of people also seemed to be genuinely excited and happy for homecoming to be coming up. More