Katie Rochelle, escorted by Dylan Hart, is crowned the 2014 Graford Homecoming Queen.
Katie Rochelle, escorted by Dylan Hart, is crowned the 2014 Graford Homecoming Queen. (Blake Smith Courtesy)
The Graford homecoming was held last week with lots of activities for students and exes alike. The highlight of the festivities were Friday evening when senior Katie Rochelle was crowned Homecoming Queen. Nominees for the title were Brittney Cook, junior; sophomore Chelsea Rife; and freshman Trinity LaRue. The Coming Home Queen was Samantha Morrow, who was unable to attend; Coming Home King, Dirk Leach. The Coming Home King for the Class of '86 was Ronnie Ranft and Patricia Ray was named Coming Home Queen. Both the Lady Rabbits and Jackrabbits won games against Woodson. The girls won 70-19, the boys, 85-21. Events kicked off Thursday with a community pep rally at the high school followed by a bonfire at the home of Lonnie and Renona Dixon. A number of events highlighted the pep rally, including a performance by the Little Dribblers, a hot-wing eating contest and an opportunity to spread a little cream on the faces of some vulnerable volunteers so others could "dimple" them with small red hots. There was also a race in full firefighter bunker gear. Saturday's parade resulted in awards for some hard work and imagination in float displays, For the high school, first place went to the GHS Jackrabbits and Lady Rabbits; second, FFA; and third, 4-H. The elementary school winners were, first, Pre K; second, kindergarten; and third, second grade. Business winners were Graford Volunteer Fire Department, first; and Skinny's River Tours and Mitchell Ragle, second.