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Tuscola always does Homecoming Week right, from designated photo locations for every class (seniors get the stately courthouse) to a lively parade on Main Street to a community-wide pancake breakfast to a well-attended coronation of king and queen at Saturday’s dance.
One other neat tradition: elementary school kids serving as crown-bearers. This year’s honor goes to twins Kenzie and Kooper Jeffers, kindergartners at nearby North Ward.
“They are most excited to get to ride in the homecoming parade Friday and throw candy,” their mother, Heather, said. “Kenzie has had her parade outfit picked out for weeks.”
At Friday’s football game against Moweaqua Central A&M, Kenzie, Kooper and the homecoming court will be recognized at halftime. Older brother Karson is a junior on the team, “so they are already big Warrior fans,” Heather said.
Their work comes with rewards: Dinner at a Mexican restaurant (“their favorite,” Mom said) and ice cream after coronation (“used as bribery of course”).