Students and community to take center stage in ACU's Homecoming parade

For Immediate Release
Oct. 10, 2000


Tom Craig, Director of Media and Community Relations
(915) 674-2692

State and local officials, community groups from throughout Abilene, and Abilene Christian University student groups representing all corners of the world will take center stage in the annual Homecoming Parade at ACU Saturday, Oct. 14.

The parade will start on E.N. 16th at ACU's Mabee Business Building, then march west to Campus Court. There, the parade will turn north, marching up Campus Court.

Student groups including social clubs and other organizations are building and will ride on or walk with floats.

ACU's band, The Big Purple, will march and perform. Community groups will include various elementary school groups, Big Brothers/Big Sisters and others.

A panel of judges including local personalities such as Abilene Mayor Grady Barr, KTAB sports anchor David Bacon and local businesswoman Sherri Statler, will judge each float.

Others riding in the parade as their first introduction to the public in new roles include Kari Leong, principal at Abilene Jane Long Elementary School, ACU's 2000 Young Alumnus of the Year; and Mark and Cathy Leavell, the new co-chairs for ACU's Parents' Association. Leavell is a veterinarian in Abilene.


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Last update: Oct. 10, 2000
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