Libertyville High School Holds Homecoming Parade

Brianna Baez, Staff Writer

 

On Saturday, Oct. 3, Libertyville High School threw its annual parade to celebrate Homecoming and the football team’s win the previous night.

The day was cool and cloudy, but this did not dampen the spirits of the crowd gathered in downtown Libertyville.

The parade started at the downtown Libertyville Metra station and ended at LHS. The parade featured the LHS marching band, the Highland Middle School band, the poms and cheer teams, and many floats from alumni and various clubs.

The Libertyville Police Department blocked off the streets to keep the general public safe. Many children lined the sides of the streets and received candy that was thrown from the people on the floats.

One aspect of the parade that stood out was the music and cheers of the bands. Both the Libertyville and Highland bands seemed to have spent many hours practicing and rehearsing their separate routines.  

“Participating in the parade was a great experience and I had a lot of fun,” said first year in Libertyville High School  Cecelia Snyder, a member of the marching band.

One of the more attention grabbing floats was made by the theater club. Each person was dressed in a flashy costume to bring attention and amusement from the crowd. The float displayed an advertisement for the upcoming school play, “Starlight Express,” which will be showing in November.

The crowd cheered especially loud when the football team drove by in an open truck. The team threw candy into the streets as children ran to receive it. The parade safely concluded thanks to the good work of the Libertyville police and fire department.