Busy weekend slated at Broadalbin-Perth

BROADALBIN – Two of the biggest events on the Broadalbin-Perth Central School District’s fall calendar will take place this weekend in the village of Broadalbin and at Patriot Field. The district will celebrate homecoming today with a parade, Dodge Ram Drive-A-Thon and varsity football game against Cobleskill-Richmondville.

On Saturday, B-P will host the fifth annual Patriot Pink Out, featuring the boys junior varsity and varsity soccer teams.

Spirit Week is already in full swing at Broadalbin-Perth High School, and the celebration will culminate in a pep rally at 1 p.m. today in the Robert C. Munn Gymnasium.

At 5 p.m., the homecoming parade will begin on School Street and continue down Second Avenue and Main Street to the high school.

A variety of activities will surround Patriot Field before and during the 7 p.m. football game, including a bounce house, alumni tent, cotton candy machine and giveaways courtesy of the B-P Sports Booster Club.

Homecoming participants also can take part in the Dodge Ram Drive-A-Thon, 4 to 7 p.m. today. For every person who test drives a Dodge Ram pick-up truck, Dodge will donate $20 to the B-P Sports Booster Club, up to $5,000. There are no limits on the number of test drivers per household, but test drivers must have a valid driver’s license in order to participate.

Saturday’s activities begin with the Females In Training Run for Life, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Registration is 9 to 9:45 a.m., with the 5K run starting at 10 a.m. from the Father Smith Center at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 2 North St. The event also features a 5K walk and a free kids fun run. Registration is $15 per person. The Run for Life event includes a fair featuring food, pumpkin painting, vendors, the acoustic duo Crossroad and other family-friendly activities.

FIT will conclude its annual basket silent auction at 11:30 a.m. Saturday after the Run for Life race.

Bidding on the baskets and other auction items is underway now through 3 p.m. Friday in the conference room at The Learning Community.

The silent auction will continue throughout the Run for Life event Saturday morning at the Father Smith Center. Proceeds from the silent auction will benefit local families in need.

The fifth annual Patriot Pink Out features the boys junior varsity soccer game at 4 p.m., followed by the boys varsity soccer game at 6 p.m., both against Foothills Council rival Queensbury at Patriot Field.

The event will include illuminate hope candle bags, sponsored by the Broadalbin-Perth Teachers’ Association.

All proceeds from the sale of the candle bags and Pink Out T-shirts, as well as collected donations, will be given to the American Cancer Society.

MVP Health Care, FCI Metal Cutting and OneMain Financial are the official sponsors of the 2013 Patriot Pink Out.