Homecoming Parade Brings it Home
November 6, 2012 • Becca Blair, Staff Writer
Filed under News
San Dimas’ traditional Homecoming Parade took place on Friday, October 19th in Downtown San Dimas, bringing many students and local families together.
The parade features a class float for every grade, the Grand Marshall, and the homecoming court. A few of the clubs at San Dimas High School such as CSF and ASL Club also participated in the parade.
According to Phil Lough, who was selected as the Grand Marshall of the parade, one of the best things about the parade is that it is not only for the high school students, it also gets the elementary and middle school students something to look forward to when they step into our high school. In addition to incoming students, it gives alumni a chance to come back at relive their past experience.
“The Homecoming Parade is fabulous. It’s a good way for people who graduated long ago to connect and come out to see the new students,” Lough said.
Though the parade features many students from SDHS, it is not only for them. Many families in this community come out to watch and support the people who participate.
“I think having the Homecoming Parade is a fun thing to do for the community. It shows our school spirit as well,” Senior Hayley Geer said.
While this parade is enjoyed by many, it has only been a tradition for five years. Principal Mike Kelly stated that the relationship between the school and the city has improved in recent years, which allows for the Homecoming Parade to happen.
“The city has been extremely supportive of the Homecoming Parade. The Sherriff’s Department also puts a lot of effort into it,” Kelly said.