The Commerce Downtown Development Authority/Main Street program will hold its 39th annual Tigers on the Town Pep Rally on Thursday, Aug. 25, at 7 p.m. in Spencer Park.
The event kicks off the 2016-17 high school athletic season and will take place the day before the Commerce Tigers open their 2016 football season at home against Banks County.
The event will recognize the Commerce High School and Commerce Middle School cheerleaders and football teams, the CHS cross country teams, softball team and band.
Rob Jordan, manager of WJJC Radio, will emcee the event.
Several Tiger seniors will address the gathering — which usually fills Spencer Park — and the football players will help the cheerleaders lead a cheer. The Commerce High School Marching Tiger Band will provide the music for the occasion. In addition, twirlers from CHS and the Tigertown Twirlers will perform for the crowd.
Parts of Little, Oak and Pine streets will be closed to vehicular traffic during the pep rally.
The Commerce Booster Club will give away two season passes to all home regular-season athletic events during the pep rally, and the DDA will raffle off a Commerce Tiger cornhole game. Tickets are $5 apiece and are available in local businesses.
Trademark Medical Transport will give out ice cream sandwiches and stickers.