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Homecoming parade to celebrate 100 years of ACU spirit and tradition

October 11, 2005

Abilene Christian University’s annual Homecoming Parade Saturday will feature floats and exhibits from ACU organizations and groups celebrating this year’s theme, “A SpectACUlar Century.” The parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 and will travel west on East North 16th Street, and north on Campus Court.

All classes and ACU men’s and women’s social clubs will have a float in the parade, and groups such as the Big Purple Band, Shades step squad, Aggie Club, Essence of Ebony and Hispanos Unidos will be participating as well. Community organizations such as Girl Scouts, Christian Village Retirement Home, the Abilene Fire Department, the Army Reserves, and the Abilene Christian High School cheerleaders will also be represented in the parade.

The campus organizations will compete for prizes, including a $350 cash prize for the overall winner. Categories include Best Men’s Club, Best Women’s Club, Best Other Organization, Best Use of Purple, and Best Use of Heritage, which judges the inclusion of the organization’s and/or the university’s history.

State Rep. Bob Hunter and his wife, Shirley, are this year’s parade grand marshals.

The parade will begin in the parking lot near the Williams Performing Arts Center, go west on East North 16th Street, then turn north onto Campus Court and end at Coliseum Way.

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