Homecoming 2015 Parade Floats Recall Favorite Board Games

Floats are one of the main attractions during the Homecoming parade. This year’s floats will depict favorite board games.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Oct. 5, 2015 – The Southeast Missouri State University’s annual Homecoming parade Oct. 17 will feature more than 120 entries with this year’s floats recalling favorite board games.

The annual Homecoming parade will take place Saturday, Oct. 17, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Capaha Park and heading east on Broadway to Main Street. The parade then turns south on Main Street, ending at Hutson’s Fine Furniture.

 

The overall Homecoming theme is “It’s Your Move.”

Homecoming Planning Committee advisor Joanna Shaver said, “After much discussion, the idea of board games was the overall favorite. Then the group came up with the tagline that could relate to both the idea of the games, as well as Southeast students and athletics.”

There will be 7-10 floats in the parade this year, and the winning floats will be announced during the Homecoming football game.

“When they see all their work come together, they are very proud of what they have accomplished,” Shaver said.

Candyland, Battleship, Guess Who, Clue, Chess, Life, Mouse Trap, Monopoly, Operation, Hi Ho Cherry-O, Sorry, Uno and Jumanji are among the themes the participating organizations have chosen.

Southeast fans are invited to line the Homecoming parade route along Broadway and Main Street to cheer for their favorite student and community organizations.

Southeast fans are invited to line the Homecoming parade route along Broadway and Main Street to cheer for their favorite student and community organizations.

In the parade, spectators can also expect to see a fire truck, a Missouri Department of Conservation Boat, and four marching bands from Delta High School, Shawnee Jr. and Sr. High School, Advance High School and Southeast’s Marching Band.

The parade will be broadcast live on KZIM (960 AM).

Gamma Sigma Sigma’s homecoming co-chair Kristin Funderburk said, “Sometimes we forget to give back to the institution that makes it all possible, so Homecoming to me is a time for all of us as students, faculty and staff to enjoy celebrating Southeast and showing our pride for our school.”

At the parade, Southeast will recognize Alumni Merit Award winners, Man and Woman of the Year Candidates and host a special guest as Parade marshal.

For more information, contact Joanna Shaver at (573) 651-2280 or jshaver@semo.edu, or visit the Southeast Missouri State University Homecoming Facebook page.