Rain rain go away: homecoming rescheduled

“Homecoming 2.0” scheduled to judge class floats


Graphic by Leah Newhouse

The homecoming parade was cancelled on Sept. 16 due to rain. Some students and staff flooded to twitter to express their views.

David Worland, Reporter

When the marching band, candy, floats and more failed to flood Banta Road last Friday at 5:30 p.m., silence and a different type of flood took over. Due to rain, the homecoming parade was cancelled on Sep. 16.

The original plan was for floats and banners to be driven down Banta road down to Orinoco and back up the opposite side of the block in order to showcase their decorations to spectators. Afterward, the class floats would be judged by various teachers and community members.

Hanley, along with Matlock, help run the booster club at SHS and they’ve decided to still judge the floats and banners. Kids can still give out candy but it is not a parade, according to Hanley. Although there will be no actual parade, all are still welcome to attend this event, deemed “Homecoming 2.0.” It will start at 5 p.m. tomorrow with the judging beginning at 5:30 p.m.

“It’s a float and banner competition…,” Hanley said. “it is (in) no form of parade. It’s float judging.”

The rescheduled event will take place tomorrow evening before the girls home volleyball game against Whiteland instead of last Friday before the Homecoming game.

According to Hanley, this “Plan B” was arranged to continue on with the judging of all four class floats, so all the hard work put in by class officers and other students would not be for nothing. Those interested in witnessing “Homecoming 2.0” tomorrow should meet in the grass area lot where the “Southport High School” sign stands. The four class floats will be set up and a tailgate including food and games will ensue before the Lady Cards take on the Whiteland Warriors at 6 p.m.