Mary Alice Reporting – Visit the New Towne Mall later this afternoon for a showcase of school spirit.

The 2022 Spirit Rally, today from 5 pm to 8 pm, will feature 11 local cheerleading squads performing on stage to kick off the 2022-23 sports season.

Mall General Manager Tori Noah says new this year, after the last squad performs, a jump-off will take place.

“In addition, we will also have a cheer expo which is going to be located throughout the common area. This is going to be showcasing vendors [that] are going to have their must-have back-to-school apparel and some accessories.”

Those visiting New Towne Mall will also notice decorated storefront gates showing school spirit.

The spirit rally will be held inside the former Elder-Beerman space, with first-come-serve seating available.

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