Waynesville School students will be dismissed early on Friday, September 17th, so they can take part in the annual football homecoming activities. Students in grades 6-through-12 will be released at noon on that day. Students in grades K-through-5 will be released at one o’clock that afternoon. A Homecoming Parade will be held on September 17th at 2:30 in the afternoon, starting in Downtown Waynesville and marching to the Slaughter Field area at Waynesville Middle School. The Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Community Pride Night with orange and black giveaways and free hotdogs and refreshments outside in front of the Waynesville High School gym from 4:30 to 6:30. The Homecoming Queen Coronation will begin at 6:30 inside Tiger Stadium. At 7 p-m, the Tigers will take on the Lebanon Yellowjackets on the gridiron. This year’s Homecoming theme is “Faster, Higher, Stronger, Tigers Go For the Gold,” which celebrates Tiger pride in striving to help others and be the best in all areas of life.