Parade boasts variety [Time lapse]

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Lindenwood's marching band makes their way through campus for the 2015 Homecoming parade

 

Emily Adair | Editor-in-Chief
October 17, 2015; 5:00 p.m.

Lindenwood’s 2015 Homecoming parade put on a show for parade regulars and first-time attendees alike with a lineup that featured campus organizations, student athletes, local high schools and more.

Led by Leo the lion, the parade began behind Roemer Hall, wrapped around and wove through campus, and ended at the J. Scheidegger Center.

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Original Story:

Valerie Tonsor | Reporter
October 16, 2015; 12:30 p.m.

Plans for this year’s homecoming parade, themed “Living the Legacy,” are to make it a community affair, said organizers of the event.

“If all the students are in the parade, then there’s nobody to watch,” said Elise Schmidt, a graduate assistant in the Student Life and Leadership Office, about the parade, which will begin at 10 a.m. on Oct. 17. “If we try involve the community a lot more, then hopefully they’ll come out, and they’ll realize that Lindenwood is a great addition to this community.”

Schmidt has extended an invitation to local middle schools, high schools and Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops. So far, several groups have agreed to participate, including Lutheran High School’s jazz band, dance team and cheerleaders and Duchesne High School’s dance team.

In addition, members of the Shriners will be driving their signature mini cars.

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The LU Lion Pride Marching Band was one of the participants in the 2014 homecoming parade
Photo by Cayla Brown

 

Twenty-nine organizations on campus also will participate.

One of the sororities, Delta Zeta, will pay tribute to one of its most famous sisters, Florence Henderson, by making a float named “The Delta Zeta Bunch,” a spoof of Henderson’s role as Mrs. Brady on the sitcom “The Brady Bunch.”

“It’s a great time to show how far Lindenwood has come and what this university really is,” said Delta Zeta Danielle Darling

The parade will begin behind Roemer Hall on Anderson Street and end at the J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts.

Schmidt said she hopes the number of community groups participating will increase in the future. In the meantime, she hopes for a good crowd of spectators and participants in other homecoming events.

“Not only do we have the parade, but we also have Kid’s Corner and the Bar-B-Que and the game going on afterwards, so it’s just a good kickoff to the rest of the day,” she said.

Screen Shot 2015-10-16 at 12.40.20 PM 2015 parade route map
Map provided by Lindenwood University