Bulletin staff report

What’s big, fun, mostly purple, lasts about four hours (even though they call it a day) and happens every year in Early?

Tough question? Then you must be new to these parts.

Because the answer is “Purple Day.”

Early Longhorn fans, athletes, cheerleaders, band members have their chance to “get in the spirit” and get ready for some fun and football.

The annual Purple Day had to be scheduled later than usual, but plans are in place, and the event will be held, starting at 6 p.m., Sept. 8 at McDonald Field.

As is tradition, a hamburger supper will be available, and also, this year, there will be watermelon.

Athletes and coaching staffs from both the middle school and high school will be presented and cheerleaders, members of the Stampede, band members and drill team will be recognized.

After the meal and introductions are finished, everyone will have plenty of time to go out on the field to visit, mingle and participate in the events.

Plans include lots of children’s activities, fun booths and games. Also people will be able to shop for their purple and gold Longhorn attire — everything from shirts and sweatshirts to caps and jackets will be for sale. The 2007 athlete buttons will be available.

Also during the Purple Day activities Little Longhorns, Mini-Belles and Spirit Sisters will connect with their player, drill team and cheerleader partners.

As a fund-raiser the Booster Club is holding a silent auction.