Pulaski County High School is preparing for a weekend full of events beginning Friday.
The school will host a bonfire, football game, regional competitions, and a festival.
"We have a big weekend of happenings here at the high school," said Mark Hanks, activities director. "There is something for everyone."
The fun kicks off Friday around 5:30 p.m. when the Cougar Band and Pulaski Community Partners Coalition (PCPC) light a pep rally bonfire on the practice field. Following the bonfire and pep rally, the Cougar football team will host Salem. The game starts at 7:30 p.m.
The Cougar football team has recorded two wins in a row, while Salem will be trying to secure a high seed in the VHSL (Virginia High School League) playoffs. Presale tickets for the game are available at Cougar Express, KNH Car Care (Pulaski Marathon across from Critzer), Underpass Exxon in Dublin, Newbern Exxon and Foodtime in Dublin.
"With the sanctions and all these kids have been through, it would be fitting for these seniors to get to play in front of a packed house" Friday, said Hanks. Saturday, the PCHS championship cheer squad will host Region Four championships. The squad will try to secure a place in the state competition for the third consecutive year and is a pre-tournament favorite. Doors open at 8:45 a.m.
The PCHS drama department also will host the River Ridge One Act Festival Saturday. This is a free event, with the first show starting at 10 a.m. There will be five shows total. PCHS will compete around 11 a.m.
"I hope that our community can once again rally behind what has been the focal point of the county for years – PCHS," said Hanks.