The 2017 Homecoming Parade was on Friday, September 29th, starting at Redwood’s baseball field and going down Main St. All the clubs gathered in the at the field in the morning in order to starts building their floats.
Float building allows clubs to get creative with the Homecoming theme and really show the school spirit that they have for their school. The club who builds the best float is also chosen as the winner, which provides an incentive for clubs to build these awesome floats, as well.
The Ski Club put balloons and posters on their float and also added cardboard mountains on the back of it.
Mitchell Wilson, ‘21, a member of Ski Club, said, “We painted words that describe Visalia and the altitude of the mountains to help represent our club.”
The French Club has had a consistent theme of blue, white and red throughout the past years and they are keeping with tradition this year. They tried to stick to a plan and added a few more items to their float.
Savannah Traves, ? , from Key Club is most looking forward to the parade because of all the spirit. Key Club designed a yellow brick road and Travis said, “[Key Club is] service so we’re trying to help people get to the yellow brick road.”
The Interact Club’s float was Munchkinland.
Lena Collin, the president of Interact, said, “This float represents us through the colors that we show.”
All of the clubs produced fantastic floats that showed what Redwood’s school spirit was all about. However, out of all the floats, the Sophomore ASB float won and they were announced at the Homecoming football along with the new Homecoming Queen, Valisity Vargas, ‘18.