Valdosta Daily Times

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September 18, 2007

High schools gearing up for homecoming parades

VALDOSTA – As both Lowndes High School and Valdosta High School alumni and football fans gear up for homecoming games this weekend, students and teachers are looking to kick off celebrations in the community with parades Thursday and Friday.

On Thursday, one day before the the Lowndes High Vikings take to the field against Central Gwinnett’s Black Knights, fans are invited to show their Viking support as LHS students and faculty take to the streets in cars and floats displaying their Viking pride.

“Two years ago at LHS, we re-instituted the homecoming parade because we wanted to re-establish that tradition,” said LHS principal Wes Taylor. ”And we saw it as a way to help alumni and the community reconnect with Lowndes High by inviting them out to participate and watch the parade.”

The LHS parade will began at the school’s new Norman Drive entrance and continue down to the James H. Rainwater Conference Center. From there, the parade line will circle around and end back at the school. The LHS Homecoming Parade will begin at 4 p.m.

Valdosta High School is looking to raise the heat among its fans with the parade theme “Wildcat Fever: Catch the Wave.” Students, faculty and community supporters are invited to show their school pride as the VHS Homecoming Parade gets under way Friday at 3 p.m.

“I think it is important to show support for VHS by attending the parade, because community support means so much to the students at the high school,” said Joy Jennings of the VCS Central office staff, who regularly attends homecoming parade celebrations. “ It makes them feel accepted and builds self-esteem and pride in what they are doing. In return, the students put their all into making the parade, and the football game, great events for our community. It is a win-win situation.”

Beginning on Woodrow Wilson Drive, the parade will continue south down Patterson Street, ending at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium, where the Valdosta Wildcats will take on the Lincoln High Trojans just hours later, for the Homecoming game.

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