Norwin plans homecoming carnival, dance, football game
Norwin will induct 10 athletes and four teams into the school district’s hall of fame on Sept. 20 as part of the high school’s homecoming activities that includes the football game against Pine-Richland at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 and a parade in downtown Irwin on Sept. 22.
The eighth annual Norwin Athletic Hall of Fame program begins at 6 p.m. Sept. 20 at Stratigos Banquet Center, North Huntingdon.
The following players will be inducted: Ben Bailley and Tom Savage, basketball; Brad Bouldin and Mike Ferragonio, volleyball; Nicky Garrity, soccer; Rachel Kalberer, volleyball and track; Carol Muentzer-Henderson and Tim Tray, track; Damon Pietronigro, swimming; and Dan Priatko, contributor, football. The 1977 boys basketball team and 1977 boys cross country team, along with the 1987 and 1988 girls volleyball teams also will be honored.
The hall of fame recognizes those who have brought pride and prestige to Norwin’s athletic program and community, either as a player, coach, administrator, or community contributor.
A family-style carnival is planned for 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at Norwin High School’s large gym. The activities will include games with prizes, bouncy houses, a dunk tank, and food truck vendors.
A wristband will be sold to allow the buyer to play unlimited games with a variety of guaranteed prizes. The proceeds from the carnival will benefit the Castle Keep – an organization designed to benefit Norwin Knights in Need. The Norwin School District also will donate to the Knights in Need.
Following the carnival, Norwin will play Pine-Richland. The homecoming king and queen will be crowned at halftime and the homecoming court will be presented.
The homecoming parade in downtown Irwin will begin at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 22 and follow its traditional path along Main Street.
Shuttle service will begin for participants and community members at 9 a.m. from the Norwin Knights Stadium and continue until 10:10 a.m. The shuttle service will resume after the parade to return people to Norwin High School to pick up their vehicles.
A homecoming dance at the high school will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 22.
Joe Napsha is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Joe at 724-836-5252 or [email protected]