It’s homecoming weekend in Saline. Here’s a look at some of the events happening in and around Saline.
What: The annual Saline High School homecoming parade features the SHS Marching Band, the Homecoming Court, cheerleaders, high school clubs and more. The float theme this year is “ancient civilizations.”
When: 5:15 p.m., Friday
Where: The parade begins behind the High School and is best viewed along Campus Parkway, in front of the school, as it moves to Hornet Stadium.
Why: Great hometown, family fun
What: Saline takes on Pioneer in the annual homecoming game. It’s a big game, with the winner in the driver’s seat for the SEC Conference. The winner also clinches a playoff spot. This week’s special guests include Chad Carr and former Hornet and retired NFL player Chris Baker. As always, the marching band and cheerleaders charge the atmosphere.
When: 7 p.m., Friday
Where: Hornet Stadium
Why: It’s one of the biggest crowds of the year at Hornet Stadium and a great chance to see school spirt at its best.
RunTough for ChadTough
What: The ChadTough Foundation was founded by Tammi and Jason Carr to fund research and raise awareness about pediatric brain tumors. Their son Chad, who just turned five, was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Giloma. Saturday, the ChadTough Foundation presents RunTough for ChadTough, which includes a 1 mile, 5K and 10K runs. Proceeds benefit their foundation.
When: Registration begins at 8 a.m. The run begins at 9 a.m., Saturday.
Where: It begins at Harvest Elementary School, 1155 Campus Parkway
Why: To support a great cause and a Saline family.
Cost: $25 for 1 mile, $45 for the 5K and $65 for 10K.
Ann Arbor Cycle For Life
What: The inaugural Ann Arbor CF Cycle for Life takes place Saturday. Cyclists will ride 33 and 60-mile circuits, stopping every 10 to 12 miles for a rest at a local restaurant or establishment. You can still bring your bike and register Saturday.
When: 8 a.m. Saturday (rides leave). Check-in and register at 7 a.m.
Where: It starts at Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds. Stops include local establishments like Dan’s Downtown Tavern.
Why: Help raise money to fight cystic fibrosis and support local families impacted by the disease.
Cost: $25 registration plus $150 fundraising commitment.
What: The weekly Farmers Market moves to its regular place in downtown Saline after last week’s Oktoberfest.
When: 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday
Where: The parking lot behind Benny’s.
Why: Great local produce, baked goods and one-of-a-kind products.
Harvest Time on the Farm
What: Activities for children, wagon rides, demonstrations, tours of the farm house, and a performance by the Saline Area Players.
When: Noon to 5 p.m., Sunday
Where: Rentschler Farm Museum, 1265 E. Michigan
Why: Enjoy the fall weather with family on the farm, and see what it might have been like for Saline families 80 years ago.
Cost: Donations accepted.