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That event is one in which Wright hopes more than just the Peru community participates, she said.

"We're hoping other schools come, too," said Wright, adding schools from districts across the county have been invited.

Prizes will be awarded for specific age groups, added Wright, and the $10 registration fee will benefit the high school student council and class of 2013.

The high school's annual homecoming parade will follow at 12:30 p.m., leaving the intermediate school parking lot and heading east on Pleasant Street to Main Street. The highly-anticipated event will include floats from each of the four high school classes and include participants from the school's student council and parent-teacher association, said Lozier.

"The theme of this year's parade will be music genres, so each class has chosen a genre and is building a float to represent that," she explained. "It's kind of a competition."

The float building is only a part of the competition that will be seen next week as part of the school's Spirit Week, which will include window painting in the high school cafeteria by the students.

"Spirit Week is the best week of school. It's the craziest, but it's the best," said Wright. "Everybody's excited." Everything will lead up to the varsity football team's home game against Plattsburgh High School that Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and homecoming dance at 7 p.m. But, bringing the bonfire and 5K into the mix only adds to the excitement, said Wright.

"I think it's going to be awesome," said Wright. "It's going to be well worth the time we're putting into it."

Lozier said next weekend could be the start of a new tradition for the community.

"We'd like these to become annual events if they're a hit this year," said Lozier.

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