Homecoming is a time for everyone who went to Bridge City High School to come home and join in the festivities and catch up with old friends.

“Once a Cardinal, always a Cardinal,” said Ella Stuebing.

Each year the alumni gather to celebrate their high school years. There will be a reception at 5:30 p.m. in the Bridge City Middle School Gym for all alumni to attend. There will be an emphasis on the classes of 1963, 1973, 1983, 1993 and 2003.

During past homecomings, groups such as the cheerleaders, Strutters and band members were honored. This year, the men who played football from 1957 through 1964 will be in the spotlight.

‘We want to honor those who first wore the red and white,” Stuebing said.

After the reception, the former football players will go to the football field. At 6:45 p.m. the former players, as honorary co-captains, will participate in the coin toss.

“Please join us in the Homecoming 2013 activities,” Stuebing said. “You are an important component of Bridge City High School traditions.”

Doris Lee Harris, Class of 1961, was given a plaque for her years of service to the community and for serving as a positive role model.  Barbara Goodyear-Lyons, Class of 1964, was also given a plaque. She was a teacher in the BCISD district for 28 years.  The ladies were presented with the plaques during the Burning of the Letters ceremony, and will be presented to the public during the pre-game activities Friday.

The homecoming game will kick-off at 7 p.m. Friday. The Cardinals will host the Hamshire-Fannett Longhorns.

In addition, this year there will be a Classic Cardinal Reunion for people who attend BCHS from 1957-1963. The informal dinner will be from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday at the high school. Current principal, Richard Briggs, will be the guest speaker. He will tell the story of the history of the Bridge City High School and the visions for the future. The costs to attend the dinner is $17 per  person. To make a reservation or for more information call 409-735-8336.