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Burgettstown hosting homecoming festivities

September 29, 2012
From staff reports , Weirton Daily Times

BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. - The community is invited to participate in Burgettstown High School's annual Homecoming Parade, which will be held at noon Oct. 6.

The theme is "Tropical Paradise," and those groups entering both marching units and floats are invited to participate, community organizer Luanne Hughes said.

"Anyone who wants to participate is welcome," said Hughes. "If anyone wants to drive their antique car, they're welcome, too."

Hughes already anticipates participation from approximately 60 units, including the high school cheerleading team, the Lions football team, Bavington Boy Scout Troop and the Burgettstown Area Youth Soccer Association.

"There's always a big crowd," said Hughes. "(The plaza lot) is always full, and it's full down at Our Lady of Lourdes, too."

There will be a float contest, with two divisions - one open to the high school class floats, and one open to the public. First, second and third place will be awarded in each division, with monetary prizes going to the winners of the public division.

Parade line-up will begin at 11 a.m. Oct. 6 at the beginning of the parade route at NAPA Auto Parts located at 1921 Main St., and the parade will begin at noon and continue along Main Street through the borough to Hill Memorial Stadium, where the homecoming football game will be played against the Seton LaSalle Rebels at 2 p.m.

The Homecoming queen will be crowned during halftime, and the court, including Nicole Loncaric, Lizze Strain, Paige Myers, Michaela Gerace, Kristen Schrockman and Abby Manni, will participate in the parade before taking a lap around the football field. 2011 Homecoming Queen Brittany Reed will participate in the parade and the crowning of her successor.

Main Street will become a one-way street at approximately 11 a.m. and will shut down completely for the parade, said Hughes.

For information on the parade or to register a group, contact Hughes at (412) 818-0180.

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