One of the highlights of the tri-ennial Nocona High School Homecoming is the parade of classes.
This year, there is something special at stake – a large, traveling trophy which will be presented to the winning class at the conclusion of the parade.
The large trophy for the winning float in the triennial homecoming parade is currently on display at The Red River Pizzeria. Tony Dirker, owner of the Red River Pizzeria and Bob Ferguson owner of the Red River Station Inn will serve as parade judges from their vantage point on the Red River Station Inn’s balcony. Dave Woodbury will once again assume the announcing duties. The parade will start at 4 p.m.
According to parade marshal, Chris Womack, the floats or vehicles from the classes of the 1940’s will line up, starting in front of the First Baptist Church on Cooke Street, pointed south. The classes of the 1950’s will fall-in behind them. The classes of the 60’s will then continue down Cooke Street to the junction of Cottonwood. The three Golden Classes of 1967, 1968, and 1969 will be parked alongside the “new” gym on Cottonwood, and the “old” front of the high school.
Chris commented, “The other decade classes know kinda where to assemble, like they have in the past; I’ll be around to get them lined-up”. If you’re a spokesperson for your class, you might give your classmates a “heads-up” on this thread where your float will be parked before the parade.
There will be manila envelopes distributed to each float with a printed list of students’ names from their respective classes attached to each envelope. You’ll need to circle your name so it can be announced as your float pauses in front of the judging station.
Also . . . And this is important . . . You can place any donations to the Nocona Ex-Students’ Association into these envelopes. The association depends on the generosity of former students to ensure that there is funding available to promote future triennial homecomings. Any amount would most certainly be appreciated.
The weather will most likely be in the low-90’s during parade time, so it would be prudent to have some water on your floats to keep everyone hydrated. As stated in previous postings, please DO NOT throw items of any kind from your floats.
“We want everyone to be safe, including the spectators. See you on Cooke and Clay, Saturday!” said Ex-students Association President Gloria Foster.