The Parade of the Season

Lilly Craig

For years, the homecoming parade has been an exciting tradition for all GCR2 schools to enjoy. As a town we take pride in our football team, and want to encourage them as much as possible. Football player Brandon Faragher, was asked how the homecoming parade makes him feel before the game. Brandon said, “The parade makes me feel excited because I love seeing the turnout of people and all of the O-town pride!” The parade is a way to unify students. Bringing everyone together to have a good time. Our parade shows our school spirit.


Senior,Shianne Thomas was asked why the homecoming parade tradition was important to her. Shianne said, “ The parade tradition is important to me because it hypes everyone up for the game, and I love seeing the smiles on the elementary and middle school students’ faces as we pass them on our floats, carts, etc.”


The parade is a tradition because homecoming is an important event for all of the students. Giving older students something to look forward to often gives them a better attitude. As a senior, this tradition has been there for all four years of my high school career. The parade starts up around 10:00am, if you are a parent bringing your child I would show up around 9:30am and find a seat on dutchmen drive. If you have any questions you can contact the high school principal. Alliance club, FCCLA, Volleyball, Football players, Cheerleaders, DECA and so many more clubs, and sports will be riding on floats, carts and walking. There will be plenty of candy and beads for everyone!


Student, Alyssa Wilhelm was asked if the parade “hyped” everyone up. Alyssa answered with, “ Yes, because we all do the parade as a group and being with friends all day gets everyone excited.”   


We look forward to seeing all students at the parade, and all others from our community at the homecoming football game Friday, October 6th. Our football boys and highschool students are ready to see your O-town pride!