A crimson tide of color creeps into Forkland's knobs this month, but it's Green Waves that organizers of the 35th annual Forkland Heritage Festival and Revue expect to take over Friday and Saturday.
Green Waves was the name of the school's teams, and plenty of Forkland High School graduates are expected for a homecoming at this year's festival.
Of the 1,600 or so graduates, about a third have been contacted.
"They think they'll have 300 or 400 people," says Doris Purdom, who is organizing the festival. About a third of the graduates are deceased.
Purdom, a member of the class of 1949, says she expects to see a lot of former classmates.
"Five of our six class members are living and I feel like we'll all be there."
A T-shirt this year is being sold to commemorate the homecoming.
The festival has all of its tried-and-true offerings, such as the bean supper and play on Friday and Saturday, and some new events as well. A car show, organized by the Boy Scouts, will be held for the first time.