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Parade set for Friday at 1:30 p.m.
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File photo In last year's homecoming parade, WCHS created this float. Pictured, from left, are then-seniors Katy Pennington, Brooklyn Grissom, Meghan Madewell, Jacob Wrisner, Briley Bolding, Maddie Cantrell, Caylie Sherrell, Ethan Smith, Brooks Helton, Megan Patch, and Emily Pennington. - photo by Lisa Hobbs

All the excitement of Warren County High School homecoming week will parade through downtown McMinnville at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7.
The parade will give Pioneer fans their first glimpse of class floats that have been under construction in recent weeks. The floats are always a closely guarded secret as each class vies for the coveted spot of first place.

Seniors were stowed away on Belmont Drive to work on their float.

“We are all hoping for a win,” said senior Emily Pennington. “This is our last year so we do want to win. All you can do is work hard and hope for the best. We’ve been working on this since before school started.”

While each float will be different, all will have the same theme of the Warren County Pioneers defeating Shelbyville Central High School’s Golden Eagles.

Juniors are the class to beat this year. Last year as sophomores they went with a Star Wars theme and used Jedi power to blow away the competition with their float called “Pioneer Force Is Strong.”

Parade lineup starts at 12:30 p.m. on West Colville Street. At 1:30 p.m., the parade begins at Tire Mart, runs the length of Main Street, turns right, and ends at the Farmers Market.

On Friday night, the Pioneers will be taking on Shelbyville. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. with the Homecoming King and Queen to be crowned at halftime.