Over the past several years, I have had the opportunity to observe the Homecoming festivities at RVHS.

While Cardinal pride has always been on display at some level, I?can honestly say I don’t think I?have ever seen it as apparent as it was this year.

There were two specific events that really helped demonstrate that Cardinal pride....

 

Over the past several years, I have had the opportunity to observe the Homecoming festivities at RVHS. While Cardinal pride has always been on display at some level, I?can honestly say I don’t think I?have ever seen it as apparent as it was this year. There were two specific events that really helped demonstrate that Cardinal pride. The first took place Thursday morning when a group of art students stood at the 50-yard line on Inglis Field and painted a Cardinal for the football game. Not only was it an impressive likeness, it certainly demonstrated to the community the kind of pride students can have in their school and each other. The second event actually took place over a 35-plus mile stretch of roadway from Cotton-wood to Redwood Falls when members of the Cardinal cross country team ran the game ball from Friday night’s football game from Lakeview High School all the way to the field where they presented it to the Cardinal coaching staff. It was fun to see the runners bring the ball into the stadium and to hear the response from the community. What a great demonstration of support from one sport’s athletes to another. It was also good to see the community support for the Cardinals Friday night at the football game. After taking some pictures of the pep band and cheerleaders (both did a great job, as did the danceteam and the football team), I?had intended to sit in the bleachers with my family, but the crowd had filled in on the Cardinal side leaving no room. So, I wandered along the fence keeping an eye on the game and the crowd. After a great week of Homecoming events and a fun Friday night, I can say I?am very proud to be a member of the Cardinal community. … If you haven’t ever been to the fall festival at Gilfillan, I want to encourage you to head out there this Sunday afternoon. The Krause clan always looks forward to walking around and seeing the fun activities. The kids even volunteer to help make the ice cream – by hand. Yes, they are working and are having fun as they do it. You can see everything from butter churning to pressing apples. For the older crowd, this is a great way to relive some of those days of yore knowing you can do a little of the work but aren’t forced to finish the job. For younger generations this is a great learning event where kids can see there was a time when you didn’t just go to the store to get what you needed.  Come out and have fun.