CRESTVIEW — The public usually can’t attend Crestview High School pep rallies, but Thursday, residents can root for the home team at Old Spanish Trail Park.


CRESTVIEW — The public usually can’t attend Crestview High School pep rallies, but Thursday, residents can root for the home team at Old Spanish Trail Park.



"We do this before our big game against Niceville (High School)," cheerleading Coach Nikki Sweatt, event organizer, said.



Thursday, the night before the Bulldogs face Niceville’s Eagles, people can participate in several family-friendly activities offered by school organizations and clubs.



Cheerleaders will oversee a cake walk, in which winners can leave with a dessert. Other school programs will feature Halloween-themed games, like tossing a ping-pong ball into a pumpkin. The Big Red Machine, the school’s band, will perform the school's fight song and a rendition of the Michael Jackson classic "Thriller," among others.



Festivities kick off at 5:30 p.m. The bonfire, under Crestview firefighters’ supervision, will start at 7:30 p.m.



Admission is free, but the school's leadership club accepts canned food donations for needy area families.



WANT TO G0?



WHAT:  Crestview High School Pep Rally and Bonfire



WHEN:  5:30 p.m. Thursday



WHERE:  Old Spanish Trail Park on the corner of Stillwell Boulevard and Industrial Drive, Crestview



Contact News Bulletin Staff Writer Matthew Brown at 850-682-6524 or matthewb@crestviewbulletin.com. Follow him on Twitter @cnbMatthew.