HomeLocal NewsNot Even Wet Weather Can Douse Laker SpiritNot Even Wet Weather Can Douse Laker SpiritFri, October 6, 2023 by April KingSHARE NOW The Laker faithful came out by the hundreds in rain gear for the annual Homecoming Community Parade and Pep Rally in downtown Russells Point Thursday evening. The showers let up just long enough to enjoy the event. The streets were lined with fans and families in rain gear, cheering on 2023 Homecoming Queen Katie Roby and Homecoming King Cam Tuttle. All the class floats represented the overall theme, “The Lakers Are On Fire!” At the conclusion of the parade, the band, cheerleaders, and students gathered for a pep rally in the lot by Gathering Grounds. Teams yelled the Battle Cry, Student Council members introduced the Homecoming Court, and the cheerleaders led “Simon Says,” “Limbo” and the “Frozen T-shirt Challenge” games. The Lakers will take on the Braves of Springfield Shawnee at Laker Stadium in the Homecoming Game Friday night. The gates open at 5:15 pm and the Parade of Cars will begin at 6:10, followed by the introduction of the Court and the Crowning of the King and Queen. Kick-off is at 7 pm.