ACU's Homecoming parade takes a new route, adds new groups

For immediate release
Oct. 17, 2001

Abilene Christian University's annual Homecoming Parade on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. will be heading in a different direction.

Because of the construction of the new Williams Performing Arts Center, the parade will be following a new route this year. Participants will line up on Oliver Jackson Blvd. and head west on Ambler, then turn South on Campus Court, and then east on E.N. 16th, finishing near the area of the Williams Performing Arts Center construction. In past years, the parade participants lined up in the parking lot where the Williams Performing Arts Center is currently under construction and ended near the intramural fields at the corner of Ambler and Campus Court.

This year, more than 50 groups will be participating in the parade, including community groups such as state representative Dr. Bob Hunter, and his wife, Shirley; Miss Abilene, Kayla Reeves; a Girl Scout troop; the Abilene Fire Department; a Cub Scout troop; an EMT ambulance; and members of the Army Reserve, led by Capt. Glenda Jones.

In addition, 21 ACU social clubs and classes will be riding on floats they constructed. The floats will be judged and prizes will be awarded in the category of men's social club, women's social club, and other organizations, as well as a prize for the best use of purple and a grand prize overall.

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