In recent years, Hamilton High School has re-ignited a tradition for the 21st century - the annual Homecoming Bonfire. The bonfires of the past had been lit next to Haynes Field, just before the homecoming football game. Somewhere, along the way, they were discontinued. Well, the bonfire is back! However,With all the activities that surround that Friday football game, including the homecoming parade through the downtown area, officials decided to move the bonfire to Wednesday, and the location was more convenient on Kurtz Lane - an empty lot next to the Bitterroot Aquatic Center, across the street from the high school. And, as in the past, the Hamilton Volunteer Fire Department was called in to handle all the ignition and extinguishing duties. The event has been extremely popular. This year's Hamilton High School Homecoming Bonfire is Wednesday, October 3, shortly after 6 p.m. The flames follow a Community Homecoming picnic dinner ($5 each), sponsored by the Booster Club on the Aquatic Center lawn.

Other homecoming activities continue through the week at the noon hour at the high school. Then, along comes Friday. The public is invited to the Pep Rally at the high school at about 2:30 p.m. Friday. The kids are building floats for the Homecoming Parade, scheduled for 4 p.m. Friday in downtown Hamilton. Following the 7 p.m. football game at Haynes Field against Butte Central, the kids will have a Homecoming Dance from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. And, of course, the game will be broadcast live on KLYQ 1240 AM Radio, KLYQ.com, on the free KLYQ App on your cellphone and with the KLYQ skill on your home smart speaker.