Honoring His Homecoming Queen

This weekend, as with so many other high schools across the country, Valley High School will celebrate its Homecoming. Here is an awesome story I found that describes the unique connection that Missy and the rest of the Florer family has to this milestone event in the lives of so many VHS students and alumni alike. It was too cool not to share with you all…I hope you enjoy!

{The following is an excerpt from the article; I hope you really stop and take a minute to read the rest…it’s well worth your time!}

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HarveyFlorer, 93, holds a picture of his wife, Hildreth, who was Valley’s first Homecoming Queen in 1939. The photo of Hildreth was taken at the dedication ceremony at Valley Stadium in 2003 when the coupled helped with the dedication and carried the torch from the old stadium to the new.

When the Valley High School football team sets off to the locker room for halftime of Friday’s Homecoming game, the Homecoming Court will take center stage. The king and queen will be crowned and photos taken for the yearbook. To many, reigning over the second half of the football game and the dance on Saturday would mark the end of their duties. But, as some people know, there is a great honor, tied to a wonderful story of history and generosity, waiting for the Valley Homecoming Queen.

Harvey Florer was a January 1939 graduate of Valley High School and captain of the football team. He later married Hildreth Kolling, also a Valley grad, who was crowned as Valley’s first Homecoming Queen…

Please visit the West Des Moines Community School blog to read the rest of this post.

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About Tom Hardinge

Loving husband to my wife Missy, loving father to my four daughters Sienna, Rowan, Jovie, and Lola. I'm a chronic over-packer who loves good coffee, good music, running, waffle tee's, fleece pants, and Jesus Christ!

3 thoughts on “Honoring His Homecoming Queen

  1. Tom:

    When we heard of Mr. Florer’s efforts to honor his wife by helping Valley students, we just had to share it. It really makes Homecoming an extra special event! It is great to hear of your family connection.


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