The Homecoming Parade featured floats decorated by high school and middle school students. Photo by Cynie Murray

Patagonia Public Schools Homecoming kicked off with a parade on Oct. 25. Four high school floats, one middle school float and one carrying the Patagonia School Board circled the park.

A PUHS player goes after the ball in the homecoming game against Desert Christian High School. The Lobos lost the game 3 – 1.

That evening the Homecoming King and Queen, as well as the Court Royalty were introduced. Isaiah Ruiz and Reyna Ochoa-Tovar were chosen King and Queen. Runners-up were Nicholas Botz and Ariana Ochoa-Tovar. Junior royalty were Dylan Jacob and Brianna Young, sophomores were Jesus Gonzalez and Dahana Hernandez and freshman court royalty were Isaias Gonzalez and Sophia Routledge. Middle School royalty were Carlos Chap and Heaven Day.

The homecoming soccer game against Desert Christian High School resulted in a 3 -1 loss for the Lobos.

In the powderpuff football game at homecoming, the seniors and freshmen were victorious over the junior/sophomore team. In the coed volleyball game, the junior/sophomore team prevailed. The soccer game was followed by a tailgate party and dance.

Fawn Hardt, Sienna Beyer and Mavy Flores dressed as three old women for the Sonoita Fairgrounds Halloween Party. Photo by Marion Vendituoli
Photo by Marion Vendituoli

The Sonoita Fairgrounds was filled with costumes and candy for the community Halloween party Oct. 26. Organizer Anita Kay put together an array of activities, including a haunted house, games, a cakewalk, hot dogs, root beer floats, a jumping castle, a photo booth, face painting, a costume contest and a ‘trick or treat alley,’ where kids could knock on doors to get candy from costumed greeters.

Sponsors of the event included the Santa Cruz County Fair and Rodeo Assn., Cowgirl Flair, Ralph Gonzalez, Elgin/Sonoita Cowbelles, Elvia’s Salon, Harvest Christian Church, the Hayes Family, Jamie Smith Accounting, Monument Steel, Schouten and Sullivan Accountants, Sonoita Elgin Fire District, Sonoita Propane, Sonoita Realty, 3Bar3 Feed Store, Tia Nita’s Cantina, Vera Earl Ranch and Walt’s Plumbing.

Photo by Marion Vendituoli

In addition to the festivities in Sonoita, the United Methodist Community Church in Patagonia sponsored a ‘trunk or treat’ with the help of community members who shared in the festivities. There was a costume contest for all ages and a variety of fun games.