All the excitement of Warren County High School homecoming will parade through downtown McMinnville this Thursday night at 6 p.m.
The annual Homecoming Parade is set for its second straight year of being held at night. School officials moved the parade from its traditional Friday afternoon time slot in an effort to attract more of a crowd, saying it was difficult for many local residents to get off work.
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.
Thursday’s parade is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. at Tire Mart. The parade will run the length of Main Street before turning left onto Sparta Street. The parade will end and students will dismount their floats at the corner of Sparta and Lyon streets.
Following the parade, a pep rally will take place on the football field at Nunley Stadium.
On Friday night, the Pioneers will be trying to earn their second straight win when White County comes to town for a district battle. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. with the Homecoming King and Queen to be crowned at halftime.