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Ready for a parade
Shown here is a float from the 2015 Homecoming Parade for Warren County High School.

McMinnville officials have approved this year’s route for the 2016 Homecoming Parade for Warren County High School.
The parade will be held next Friday, Sept. 23 and begin at 12:45 p.m.
According to the letter presented to the city for its consideration Tuesday night, the parade route will be unchanged from last year. Line up on West Colville Street will begin at 11:45 a.m. At 12:45 p.m., the parade will begin at Tire Mart, run the length of Main Street, turn right, and end at the Farmers Market. Following the parade, a pep rally will take place at the Farmers Market.
Parade organizers say classes are busy constructing their floats for the parade and competition. 
“The kids have already started working on their floats,” said student sponsor Pam Youngblood. “They are working really hard. As always, they are all in it to win it. The floats are going to be impressive.”
This year, the Warren County Pioneers will face the Warriors from Riverdale High School. The four floats in the parade will keep with the theme of the Pioneers winning over the Warriors.
Leading up to that day will be Spirit Days at WCHS. Students and teachers can show support for the Pioneers by dressing up during the different themed days.
“The students really enjoy participating in homecoming week,” said Youngblood. “They look forward to it every year, and every year they start asking what the days will be. They really enjoy dressing up, even the boys.”
The 2016 Spirit Week themes:
• Monday – Middle School Monday or Twin Day
• Tuesday – Extraterrestrial Tuesday or Movie Day
• Wednesday – Way Back Wednesday (Decade Day)
• Thursday – Career Day
• Friday – Pioneer Day (wear original Pioneer attire or red, white and blue) or Homecoming shirt.
Mayor Jimmy Haley, Vice Mayor Ben Newman and Aldermen Mike Neal, Jimmy Bonner, Ryle Chastain, Everett Brock and Steve Harvey unanimously accepted the school’s parade request Tuesday night.