BROOKINGS – Brookings School District’s homecoming week is full of traditions.
There’s the burning of the “B,” coronation, dress-up days throughout the week, home activities, and, of course, a home football game on Friday night.
This year’s homecoming will start a new tradition: a parade.
The homecoming parade will take place at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24. According to Superintendent Klint Willert, school will get out at 2 p.m. that day to give everyone who wants to go a chance to do so. The parade will start on Fifth Avenue, with entries lining up on the west side of First Bank & Trust. The parade will travel south and then west on Front Street. The parade route will then go north on Main Avenue through downtown.
“(We are) excited about this opportunity to celebrate our students and all the accomplishments of our Brookings School District students,” Willert said in his weekly “Monday memo.” “This parade opportunity is one way to do it.”
The theme for this year’s parade is “Harvest Time.” Judges will award prizes in the following categories: “Best School Spirit,” “Best Attempted,” “Best Overall” and “Best Harvester.” Volunteers from the school district and community will be at the parade line-up to judge the entries. The entry form states that “school floats will be judged on theme, student participation, safety and appearance.”
Judging will occur at 2:30 p.m., and results will be announced before the parade begins. Rules for the floats include “no squirt guns, water balloons, etc. are permitted on the parade entries. No political verbiage, signage, logos or flags. Candy may not be tossed from any entry in order to avoid the risk of injury of children entering the parade path.”
For more information about the parade, contact BSD Activities Director Mike Jewett at [email protected], or to enter, visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScZM5OFjglkiT8CX47ewyUYg06W5Nsesz1IfORwjCSF5-Htng/viewform. Parade entries are due no later than Friday, Sept. 17.
Contact Addison DeHaven at [email protected]