Homecoming parade downtown tonight


Zachary Cole, Staff Member

   Every year alongside the numerous homecoming festivities is the traditional homecoming parade happening tonight at 6:3o pm. The parade’s route runs through downtown Bartlesville and includes floats of Bartlesville athletics, clubs and organization.

   Students often wonder how one can support the parade or become involved in the event. There are many different ways to go about doing this.

   “A student can be involved in the homecoming parade by participating in any sports or organizations in Bartlesville,” said Michael Brockman, sophomore class vice-president.

   Throughout the parade, the cross country team will through the route multiple times, lapping the floats. Other sports, such as football and soccer, will ride through the parade on floats along with other participants.

   “[Some things you will see are] your favorite people, players, awesome cars and floats,” Brockman said.

   Homecoming court nominees from each grade will ride in convertibles or trucks down the streets during the parade.

   “Most importantly, just cheering on your Bruins is one of best and easiest ways to be part of the parade,” Brockman said.

   “Being at the parade is a good way to support the school and one’s friends and fellow students. It is a fun event to enjoy with friends,” Brockman said.

   “Another great way [to be apart of the parade] is to join Student Council, which plans and orchestrates the parade,” he said.

   The parade route is going to go up S. Cherokee Ave, starting by First Baptist Church and will then take a left on SW. Frank Phillips Blvd, take another left on SW. Keeler Ave. From there it will take a left onto W. 5th St, to take another left back onto S. Cherokee Ave until it finishes near the original starting place near First Baptist Church.

   The parade route get crowded quickly so Student Council advises that those hoping to watch the parade arrive early.