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Wildcats prep for homecoming

Published 10:36am Friday, September 20, 2013

Next Friday, the Wildcats will face the Talladega High School Tigers next week for homecoming.
To get ready for the homecoming matchup, the Wildcats will be holding their traditional homecoming parade, which will begin at 2:30 p.m.
Principal Jose Reyes said that parade will begin on Calhoun Street, behind Alexander City Middle School.
“People that are going to be in the parade need to go around the back side of ACMS and park parallel to the railroad track,” Reyes said. “We are asking those that are in the parade to be lined up and ready by 1:30 p.m.”
The parade will proceed down Calhoun Street and hang a left at Carisle Drug. It will then make its way through the roundabout and down Church Street until it reaches its final destination at BRHS.
Reyes said there is still time for citizens to participate in the parade, but forms should be turned in by next Tuesday. There is no cost to enter.
“If someone is interested in entering the parade, there is an entry form on the city schools website as well as the BRHS website,” Reyes said. “Fill out that form and email or fax it back, preferably email, to Tracy McGhee.”

McGhee can be reached via email at tmcghee@alex.k12.al.us.
Reyes said there are usually 30 to 40 entries in the parade, with everything from the football team and cheerleaders to community groups represented.
Reyes urged any potential parade applicants to remember the reason for the event.
“The homecoming parade is about BRHS,” Reyes said. “For any community organizations that enter, we ask maybe they wear BRHS colors. We want as many participants as we can, but we also want to make sure we are promoting school spirit and school colors.”
Signs will designate where each group should line up in the parade, Reyes said.
To get ready for the event, Reyes also added that schools will be dismissing a half day early.
Jim Pearson and Radney Elementary will dismiss at 11:15 a.m. Stephens Elementary will dismiss at 11:35 a.m., and ACMS and BRHS will release students at 11:45 a.m.
“The reason for the staggering of times is for the buses and to help with the congestion for parent riders as well.”
Reyes recommended that those wishing to watch the parade find a spot sometime around 2 p.m.
For more information, contact BRHS at 256-234-8611.

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