A sunny Homecoming at Westborough High

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A sunny Homecoming at Westborough High
Westborough High School juniors Maggie Hanlon and Cayla Ehrlich try some temporary tattoos during the Homecoming Festival at Westborough High School on Sept. 24. (Photo/Maureen Sullivan)

WESTBOROUGH – On Saturday, the Westborough High School’s (WHS) Student Council sponsored the annual Homecoming Festival just before the football game against Hopkinton.

Held just outside Mewhiney Field under sunny skies, the festival featured 15 booths sponsored by the student council, four class office booths, more than 20 WHS club booths, a dunk tank and four food trucks including the Moooving Cow.

Michelle Hung, a WHS junior and the events overseer for the student council, began organizing the festival in June with co-chairs Lucas Silva and Georgia Tyrrell.

“Heading into the festival, I was nervous we wouldn’t have a good turnout and that there wouldn’t be anyone to see the hard work that student council, clubs and the trucks put in. After meeting with our high school’s administration and Amber Bock, our district superintendent, they were extremely supportive and helped us send emails out to the district,” said Hung.

“We did a lot of promotional activities on Facebook groups, parent groups, social media, and through each school’s principals, and that definitely helped with the amazing turnout and number of attendees,” she added.

There were lots of activities for younger attendees – from slime making and temporary tattoos to a bouncy house and cotton candy. 

For the slightly older crowd, there was a pull-up competition, robot test drives, silent auction, bean bag toss, video games and more.

“I checked in with many food trucks and booths after the event, and they were able to make a lot of money for their organization/business,” said Hung. “There were huge lines at many booths and food trucks, filled with families and friends, which was what we hoped for the festival, and I’m really lucky to get the chance to plan an event that can bring our Westborough community closer together.”

As for the football game, the Rangers fell to the Hillers 39-13.

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