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Light it up! Franklin Regional holds bonfire to ready for homecoming game Friday

Patrick Varine
| Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, 8:48 p.m.

Light it up!

Murrysville firefighters set a giant stack of pallets, boards and assorted plywood ablaze as Franklin Regional School District students, staff and residents came together for the annual pre-homecoming bonfire on Thursday.

While the band and cheerleaders revved up the crowd, high school clubs and organizations handed out literature, sold snacks and beverages and made balloon animals for children.

The Panthers football team will take the field at 7 p.m. Friday night for the school's homecoming game against Latrobe.

Patrick Varine is a staff writer for the Tribune-Review. Reach him at 724-850-2862, pvarine@tribweb.com and on Twitter @MurrysvilleStar.

The Franklin Regional homecoming bonfire at the high school on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017.
Patrick Varine | Tribune-Review
The Franklin Regional homecoming bonfire at the high school on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017.
Franklin Regional students gather as the 2017 pre-homecoming bonfire grows in size behind them on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017.
Patrick Varine | Tribune-Review
Franklin Regional students gather as the 2017 pre-homecoming bonfire grows in size behind them on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017.
The 20217 pre-homecoming bonfire at Franklin Regional High School starts to grow on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017.
Patrick Varine | Tribune-Review
The 20217 pre-homecoming bonfire at Franklin Regional High School starts to grow on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017.
Murrysville firefighters keep an eye on the 2017 pre-homecoming bonfire at Franklin Regional High School on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017.
Patrick Varine | Tribune-ReviewPatrick Varine | Tribune-Review
Murrysville firefighters keep an eye on the 2017 pre-homecoming bonfire at Franklin Regional High School on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017.
From the left, Aaron Novelli, 9, Elissa Novelli, 17, Mackinley Miller, 11, and Shane Sciorilli, 17, all of Murrysville, pose for a photo in front of the bonfire.
Patrick Varine | Tribune-Review
From the left, Aaron Novelli, 9, Elissa Novelli, 17, Mackinley Miller, 11, and Shane Sciorilli, 17, all of Murrysville, pose for a photo in front of the bonfire.
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