As reported 38 years ago in The Columbia News and The Martinez-Evans Times on Thursday, Oct. 10, 1973:
Evans High School held this year's homecoming week last week with the theme "welcome back to the alumni."
Events during the week included the traditional pep rally, which took place Friday on the football field. During the pep rally, the homecoming court was introduced and a "Welcome Home" speech was given by Student Council President Greg Croyle.
A parade sponsored by the Student Council followed the pep rally. Additionally, the cheerleaders sponsored a float for the homecoming candidates, and other floats included those from the Photography Club, Beta Club, Junior Class, and Annual Staff.
Later that day, the homecoming football game was held against Effingham. At halftime of the game, Miss Pam Robinson was announced as the new homecoming queen. She was escorted by Skippy Ward. The night ended on a good note with Evans beating Effingham 33-12.
New Optimist officers
The Martinez and Evans Optimist Club installed new members and discussed the distribution of tickets that are to be on sale for the upcoming show "The Greatest Story Ever Told."
John Pierce Blanchard Sr. served as the guest speaker for the night, and he spoke on the religious, political and educational background of Columbia County.
District Governor Bob Luckey introduced the new officers who are president, A.T. Mulherin Jr.; vice presidents, George Wheatley and Burl Keen; and secretary-treasurer, George Thomas. The new directors include Marvin Broadnax, Bobby Meybohm, Charles Lee, Bob martin, Wade Beard and Ed Yaum.
"The Greatest Story Ever Told" will be shown at the National Hills Theatre on Nov. 14-20. Tickets will be on sale at various places around town, including the Georgia State Bank, Fort Gordon Bowling Alley, and branches of the Georgia Railroad Bank. Tickets will cost $2 for adults and $1 for children under 12.
The PTO of South Harlem Elementary School will sponsor a fall festival at the school on Oct. 13, 1973 from 2:30-5:30 p.m.
The festival will have games, a fish pond and a rummage sale. There will also be concession stand with hot dogs, hamburgers and candy apples for sale. Also, at 5:30, there will be a womanless fashion show. The public is encouraged to attend this event.