As reported 33 years ago in The Columbia News and The Martinez-Evans Times on Thursday, October 10, 1973.
Evans High School held this year's homecoming week last week with the theme "welcome back to the alumni."
Events 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. A pumper, which was loaned by the Martinez Volunteer Fire Department, began the parade, and members of the Fine Arts Club came costumed in outfits from previous plays. The marching band performed, and they were followed in line by the Pep Club. 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. Miss Pam Robinson was announced as the homecoming queen and was escorted by Skippy Ward. Evans beat Effingham 33-12.
The Martinez and Evans Optimist Club installed new members and discussed the distribution of show tickets to be sold for The Greatest Story Ever Told.
Guest speaker John Pierce Blanchard Sr. 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.
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