Homecoming parade rolls in spite of storm threat (PHOTOS)

Band marching

Members of the Crestview High School band march up historic Main Street during the school's Homecoming parade Friday afternoon.

BRIAN HUGHES / News Bulletin
Published: Friday, October 4, 2013 at 07:49 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Even the threat of Tropical Storm Karen couldn't dampen the Bulldog spirit as the annual Homecoming parade rolled up Main Street Friday afternoon.

Fortunately, the rain held off as the Army JROTC battalion and the Big Red Machine led the parade, which included the Homecoming court princesses, princes, alumni and local supporters.

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Alysa Schoffner and her friend Deja Patterson eagerly awaited the start of the parade to catch a glimpse of Alysa's cousin, Daz Schoffner, a trombonist in the high school band.

Farther down the street, Brayden Powell, 6, kept a wary eye on the rolling floats and vehicles as he dodged the barricades to snag some elusive candy tossed by a marching unit.

Nearby, Sarah Reese, a familiar Crestview figure, popped out of Coney Island Hotdogs with a tasty hamburger to feast on after she took her position along the street to watch the parade.

The first marchers finished and worked their back up Main Street even as marching units and business entries were just starting to roll.

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