PENDLETON — PENDLETON — Pendleton was awash in school spirit on Friday night, as the Pendleton Heights High School homecoming parade made its way from Falls Park to the football stadium.
“It went really well — super long this year,” parade coordinator Cori Hunckler said.
Hunckler said there isn’t an official tally of how many floats or units were in the parade, but “it was very large.”
There were at least 100, she said.
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Pendleton Junior Football League had 18 floats.
There were floats for each PH class level, freshman through senior, as well as one for the silver anniversary football team.
The Jeeps of Pendleton group also participated this year, Hunckler said.
Other school groups and local businesses also took part.
Pendleton Rugby Team, including Will Kaster, Rugby Indiana’s 2022 Player of the Year, served as grand marshal.
Only the four class floats were judged, with the freshman float judged the best.
“We were really rushing there at the end,” Hunckler said, noting that at 6:55 — almost an hour after the parade began — the parade was only half done.
By picking up the pace, the parade was able to finish up at the stadium on time.
“We were able to start the game on time at 7:30, so that’s the big deal.”