Monday, September 24, 2012


Last week was High School's homecoming week. The home football game was Friday night and there was also a parade on Saturday. We decided we should support the local events so we went along to both.

It was our first football game here and we were amazed that there were so many people at the game. It looked like Town's entire 1600 people had come out for the game. It was our first experience at small town Friday nights. It reminded me of my high school games.

At half time, in addition to both school bands performing on the field, alumni were invited out on the field. The cheerleaders escorted the classes of '52, '62, '72, '82, '92, and '02 with signs out on the field. Several held signs with the names of classmates that had passed away. We actually recognized a couple of people out on the field - one lady from church and friendly neighbor with the tractor.

The parade started at the High School and ended just past Main Street. We were amazed again at how many people came out to participate and to watch. Neighbor invited us to ride along with him. He had been asked by the Garden Club to pull their float. We felt like celebrities. Guv'nor kept saying he how felt like he was starring in a film.

Sidewalk art

Marching band at half-time

Garden Club float

Several local vintage cars were in the parade

Two mules pulled a covered wagon

The Homecoming court were riding at the front of the parade

A vintage tractor led the parade

Two children rode electric cars

The Class of '62 had the largest attendance

Several horses and riders were in the parade

Every boy's dream: riding in the dump truck

Main street crowded with people and cars


  1. This reminds me of a festival parade from my dad's very small hometown of Weiner, Arkansas. I have great memories of that parade. Glad you're enjoying small town life!

  2. Awwww.........this melts and breaks my heart at the same time. There is nothing quite like Texas high school football. Best memories ever. So glad you got to experience home coming.