Photos – Decatur High’s homecoming parade

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 11, 2014

The students at Decatur High celebrated homecoming on Friday, rolling paper mache floats down Commerce Drive. The kings and queens of different student clubs waved from the backs of convertibles and trucks. There was even a place in the parade for Decatur’s elementary schools, including the recently reopened Westchester.

It had the makings of a nice memory. Hopefully it will last longer than the memory of what happened to the Bulldogs later that evening. Westminster steam-rolled Decatur, 52-14.

Here are some of the scenes from yesterday’s parade. All photos by Dan Whisenhunt.

All lined up and ready to roll. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

All lined up and ready to roll.

Band in a pickup truck.

Band in a pickup truck.

This float looks pretty awesome, but I have absolutely no idea what it is.

This float looks pretty awesome, but I have absolutely no idea what it is.

This young man in the ROTC looks very focused.

This young man in the JROTC looks very focused.

Indiecatur represent.

Indecatur, represent.

A bulldog holding some balloons. Not exactly striking fear in the heart of the enemy.

A bulldog holding some balloons. Not exactly striking fear in the heart of the enemy.

This was the best looking float of the bunch because I was actually able to figure out what it was.

This was the best float of the bunch, because I was actually able to figure out what it was.

A very happy-go-lucky zombie.

Very happy-go-lucky zombies.

I think this is supposed to be a scene from Saturday Night Fever.

I think this is supposed to be a scene from Saturday Night Fever.

I have no real commentary about this one, except to say that jeep looks pretty cool.

I have no real commentary about this one, except to say this jeep looks pretty cool.

Just happy to be here.

Just happy to be here.

There's No Place Like Homecoming. There's no Place Like Homecoming.

There’s No Place Like Homecoming. There’s No Place Like Homecoming.

Note the Tin Foil Man on the left.

Note the Tin Foil Man on the left.

So as best I can tell, they're doing a Wizard of Oz thing here. The person to the far right is supposed to be a twister, I think. That or a giant tooth.

So as best I can tell, they’re doing a Wizard of Oz thing here. The person to the far right is supposed to be a twister, I think. That or a giant tooth.

This was pretty funny.

This was pretty funny.

They closed down Commerce Drive for this one.

They closed down Commerce Drive for this one.

The parade lined up behind the high school. Some folks threw candy, and one of them hit me with a roll of sweet tarts. It was probably unintentional.

The parade lined up behind the high school. Some people threw candy, and one of them hit me with a roll of Sweet Tarts. It was probably unintentional.

Bulldog walking.

Bulldog walking.

Principal Noel Maloof. It's good to be the principal.

Principal Noel Maloof. It’s good to be the principal.

The band marching onto Commerce.

The band marching onto Commerce.

After the game, these guys came out and wiped everyone's memory.

After the game, these guys showed up and wiped everyone’s memory.

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  • Laurie Kezh

    Great pics but even better commentary. As the person in the Tornado/Giant Tooth, I had a hearty laugh at your comments under each photo. Yes, the teachers at Clairemont used “The Wizard of Oz” as our Hollywood Homecoming theme. We had a blast. Love your pics. Love the blog. Great job! L. Kezh, Clairemont Elementary

    • Thanks. 🙂 I appreciate you having a good sense of humor. It was a neat parade. Very Decatur.

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