After weeks of preparation, it’s finally here. Friday night at Claiborne High School, pink and black will fill the bleachers as the community comes together to show their support for the second annual Pink Out for Black.
Although, Pink Out for Black will begin for students earlier that day with a pep rally that will include a special routine by the cheerleaders and the winter guard will also perform.
Students will also compete for the coveted spirit stick when they cheer against each other showing support for their school.
During the pep rally, the gym will be temporarily transformed into a beauty shop as the cosmetology class cuts the hair of those who are making a donation to the Pantene Beautiful Lengths campaign.
So far, there have been two volunteers who are going to donate their locks but organizers say that there could be more by Friday.
Volunteering for Pantene Beautiful Lengths is another way of getting students involved in Pink Out. Student involvement is very important and organizers say that the students have helped in a big way this year.
Students have worked to get the word out in the community about Pink Out with t-shirt sales, bracelet sales and the sales of the luminary bags.
Students in the crowd won’t be the only ones decked out in pink and black Friday night; the Claiborne High basketball teams will be wearing pink socks and pink shoelaces on their shoes.
The Hancock County teams will be wearing Pink Out for Black t-shirts to run out in and warm up in before the game.
The cheerleaders will also be wearing pink in support of the event.
Along with POFB, Senior Night will also be held that night so planning the festivities is still underway due to the cancellation last week from snow and ice.
“We’re just crossing our fingers that the snow passes us by,” said organizer Becky Crutchfield, “If it hits us, we’ve got a back up plan.”
Don’t forget, if you wear pink or the POFB t-shirt to the game, you get two dollars off admission.
POFB begins Friday night at Claiborne High School with the memory walk in the multipurpose room beginning at 6:00.