Homecoming parade rolls in spite of storm threat (PHOTOS)

Homecoming Parade

Deja Patterson and her friend, Alysa Schoffner watch the Crestview High School Junior ROTC battalion march by during the Homecoming parade on Main Street.

BRIAN HUGHES / News Bulletin
Published: Friday, October 4, 2013 at 12:42 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Even the threat of Tropical Storm Karen couldn't dampen the Bulldog spirit as the annual Homecoming parade rolled up Main Street the afternoon of Oct. 4.

Following the parade with a 49-21 football victory over the Leon Lions, Bulldogs still have more Homecoming fun on the horizon. Due to the cancellation of weekend school district activities, Saturday's Homecoming dance was rescheduled for Nov. 2.

View parade photos here.

The Army ROTC battalion and the Big Red Machine led the parade, which included the Homecoming court princesses, princes, alumni and local supporters.

Alysa Schoffner and her friend Deja Patterson eagerly strained 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 marching units.

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.

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