Parade kicks off Homecoming festivities

Clubs, organizations will line the streets around campus on Tuesday


Photo Illustration: Danielle Bell

Map of the homecoming parade route. Additional information is added on about what will happen and where.

On Tuesday, September 8 at 7 p.m the Homecoming festivities will kick off with a parade led by the band and choir along the Homecoming court members and several student organizations.

“There are over 1,000 participants including band and choir leading the parade,” Principal Tiffany Spicer said. “Along with clubs and organizations, athletics, the fire department and the Homecoming Court members, the Mayor of Leander will serve as Grand Marshal and will be chauffeured by myself.”

The parade will begin at the intersection of Lakeline and Osage. The floats will travel down Osage, turn onto Bagdad and enter the front parking lot at the main high school entrance for float judging.

Beginning last year, the event is being planned by LHS administration and the Homecoming Committee.

“[It is made up of] parents and representatives from band, choir, Blue Belles, cheer, Student Council and we’ve solicited all organizations to be a part of the parade. We wanted to start a new tradition to continue to build community between LHS and the City of Leander and our feeder schools”

Various clubs and organizations will be represented by a float prepared by themselves. The floats are supposed to represent the group, but are also encouraged to have school colors and spirit on them. Anyone is welcome to come watch the parade by lining the sidewalks of Osage and Bagdad.

“Since it’s a new thing I think it may be a little rough, but I think it will still be fun because everyone who’s going is excited about it,” senior cheerleader Claire Jenkins said. “I think we can just make it what it’s meant to be. If we have fun with it it’ll be fun, then we can do it for each year.”