By Sierra McFarlane
On Wednesday, October 3rd, the annual homecoming parade was held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. It started on Hammond Lane by Arundel Middle, and ended at the front of Arundel High. After the parade, a block party was held in the G-hall parking lot from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
This year’s theme, vintage boardwalk, racked up numerous floats to be evaluated by the judges. Members from clubs and sports like Football, Women’s and Men’s Basketball, WLC, the Theater department, and the Arundel Dance Company marched to show off their school spirit. Odenton Elementary, GORC Cheerleaders, GORC Soccer, and Boy Scout Troop 1164 came out even though they’re not associated with the high school, to shed some light on other community organizations. The Arundel Marching Band and Color Guard also performed.
The judges saw many impressive floats, but the one that won first place was the Arundel Theater Arts Department, with JV cheerleading coming in a close second.
The annual parade is an event to highlight each participating group’s enthusiasm by making floats to be evaluated to pick out the best to win money for their organization. Arundel Theater’s first place float earned them 200 dollars towards their club and JV cheer was awarded 100 dollars. Mrs. Davenport said that “it’s always a lot of fun to see the community come out for this event and this year was the best yet.”
After the parade ended, the block party in G-hall parking lot began. There was music and food trucks serving cheesesteaks, pizza, and funnel cakes for everyone to enjoy.