Homecoming parade invite
No longer will the Baldwin High School homecoming parade be just an event for BHS students.
BHS administrators are inviting community businesses, organizations and the other five district schools to participate in the Oct. 5 parade. It will begin at 4:30 p.m.
"We're trying to get more people involved in the homecoming parade," BHS Principal Shaun Moseman said. "We want to make it more of a community event. It is a community event already, but we want more groups to be involved in the parade."
One obstacle in approving the parade has been the route. It was recently finalized and approved. The parade will begin at Baldwin Elementary School Primary Center (Sixth and Chapel streets) and travel south down Sixth Street to High Street, head east down High Street to Liston Stadium (corner of Second and High streets) and back north on Second Street into the stadium.
There will be a pep rally at the stadium once all of the parade participants have reached the destination. It is set for 5:15 p.m. The BHS football game against Osawatomie will begin at 7 p.m. at Liston Stadium.
"We wanted to avoid the downtown construction," BHS Student Council Advisor Joyce Tallman said when asked about the route. "It's also a little shorter route than we had thought about. Plus, we had hoped to have the elementary kids in the parade, too."
Tallman and Moseman are both hoping community members and the other schools join the parade this year. The theme that was chosen by BHS students was "Through the Decades."
Each BHS class is designing a float according to a certain decade. Tallman said other participants don't have to create a float, because they can just walk in the parade, but a float can be created. Parade judging begins at 4 p.m.
For more information on the parade or homecoming activities at BHS, contact Moseman or Tallman at (785) 594-2725.