Bellefonte students celebrate homecoming tradition

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Bellefonte Area High School students proved you’re never too old to enjoy cartoons.

About 40 school and community groups participated in the annual homecoming parade Thursday night that looped around parts of downtown Bellefonte from Allegheny Street to the high school on Bishop Street.

And it came with a Disney Pixar theme.

Teacher and student council adviser Arianna Gouzouasis said each class was assigned a movie to represent.

The freshman class had a “Monsters, Inc.” theme, the sophomore class represented “Toy Story,” the junior class dressed and decorated their floats as “Finding Nemo,” and the senior class represented “Up.”

Miss Bellefonte, the Grange Fair queen and grand marshal Denny Mason were also among student club and athletic groups, the marching band and cheer squad, teachers and students from Bellefonte Area elementary schools, and local fire companies that also participated in the parade.

“It’s an annual tradition that means a lot to the school and community,” Gouzouasis said. “The kids put a lot of heart into homecoming week, and it takes a lot of planning, but it’s also a lot of fun.”

Thursday also ended spirit week with red and white school color day. There is no school Friday, but the football team will still take on Penns Valley Area at 7 p.m.