Chariton’s annual Homecoming Parade will begin at 2:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27, following the Homecoming Assembly. The theme for this year’s Homecoming is “Chargers Take on the World.” The Chargers will be playing the Prairie City Monroe Mustangs.

Forms are available at the high school office for businesses and other interested parties who would like to have their entries judged. There will be 3 divisions of judged entries: youth, school, and community. Unlike past years only horses with owners who are willing to clean up their horses’ waste will be allowed in the parade. All parade entries should display some form of Charger Pride. Entries who would like to distribute candy should have someone walking to hand out the candy to ensure the safety of the children along the parade route.

Youth entries may pick up their entry forms at the high school or from their building principals. Youth entries will include all pre-school through eighth grade children. Youth may walk, ride a bike or scooter, or other non-motorized appropriate forms of locomotion. Prizes will be given for the top three youth entries. The youth entries will be judged on originality, relation to theme, and school spirit. To be judged for prizes, the entry forms must be returned to the high school by 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26. All youth entries, judged or not judged, should be in the community center parking lot on the south side of the high school by 2 p.m. on Sept. 27.

The school entries and community entries will be judged on originality, workmanship, connection to theme, and mechanics. Forms for these groups may be picked up at the high school office. They too, must be returned by 3:30 p.m., Thursday Sept. 26 if they wish to be judged. No prizes are given for these categories.

Read the September 10, 2019 edition of the Chariton Leader for the rest of the story.

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