Our local school enjoyed homecoming this past week, with the high school having fun activities each day, and the week ending with a blackout pep rally (glow sticks were used) and then the football game on Friday night. I had to work, but the hubster took a video of DD#3 and her cheer squad, the Bob Kittens – doing all the fun stuff little cheerleaders do.
Saturday began with the annual parade down Main Street. Main Street, Medina is about five blocks long. It’s so short, most of those who were participating actually went down the parade route twice, once while we all waited for candy to be thrown at us and the second time (to get back to the starting point and their vehicles) to make sure those on the opposite side of the street saw you!
Son-man was IMpatiently waiting for the parade to begin:
We had the lead mule and horse riders, showing the true Texas colors:
Then we had the elementary floats, each based on a children’s book that they’d read. I couldn’t ignore the cow jumping over the moon – especially at 10 in the morning!
DD#3’s float was based on a Dr. Seuss book, and our lovely daughter got to be the nurse character:
DD#2 was a really cute M&M from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory:
Then the parade had the usual alumni-filled cars, with students clear back to the 1930’s. Next came the homecoming royalty, which includes a male and female student, chosen by their peers, in each class. Then, the volunteer fire department had a couple of trucks go thru the route.
And finally, the epitome of Podunk, Texas – this was one of the entries in the parade — and one we’ll not soon forget!
(it’s a honey-wagon, for those of you not familiar with life in the country)