Homecoming Parade Marks Beginning of This Week’s Festivities

It’s that time of year again: Homecoming for Oak Ridge High School. And yes, that means the big Friday night game, and the dance and, of course, mums. Lots and lots of mums. But that all comes later. Homecoming festivities were kicked off Wednesday afternoon with the traditional Homecoming Parade down Oak Ridge School Road.

Many of us spend our days in traffic, in Downtown Houston, or the Galleria, or some other fast-moving overpopulated area in a city of over four million folks. But we get to come home to a community where people begin lining up at 5:00 for the 6:00 parade, which lasts all of about 20 minutes. They find a nice shady spot, pull out the lawn chairs, and wait for the chance to take pictures of their kids and their kids’ friends. It’s a bit of Americana that few other schools in Houston or even The Woodlands get to experience.

This year’s parade float winners were:

  • 3rd place – Freshman football
  • 2nd place – Cosmetology
  • 1st place – Tennis team

If you weren’t able to make it yesterday, here are a few photos of what went on: 

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Chuck Briese, Oak Ridge Now

[avatar user="cbriese" size="thumbnail" align="left"] Chuck Briese has been a resident of South Montgomery County since 1988. He and his lovely and patient wife, Leslie, have six sons, with only one left to finish high school. Chuck has been a Cub Scout leader, a Little League baseball coach, a church youth leader, and a general troublemaker over the course of the past 25 years. He is obsessed with his lawn, and likes restaurants that serve food that fills up the plate. He has a tendency to tilt at windmills, which may explain why he started Oak Ridge Now.

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