Thousands of families lined high school football fields on Friday for a fall tradition: homecoming. In Reedsburg, their homecoming celebration meant a lot more than usual. It's the first celebration in that city since the flooding in June.
"These people need this. They lost a lot," said resident Cathy Hearn. "We do this every year. But this year it's going to be more important after all the hard times this summer," said a student at Reedsburg Area High School.
The high school band marched along the same downtown Main Street hit hard by the floodwaters. The floats rolled past the very same businesses that are still closed, including the town's movie theatre.
They all realize the significance of having a festive party. It's like a jolt of energy.
"It's really helping out. Everyone's taking their mind off flood damage and concentrating on the positive," said a high school student.
Now all the students hope is that they can translate this energy into a win against Edgewood on the field.
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