Philipsburg

P-O celebrates homecoming spirit with parade

Homecoming court Celena Garcia and Aaron Boumerhi wave and toss candy to the crowd during the Philipsburg-Osceola homecoming parade on Wednesday, October 14, 2015.
Homecoming court Celena Garcia and Aaron Boumerhi wave and toss candy to the crowd during the Philipsburg-Osceola homecoming parade on Wednesday, October 14, 2015. CDT photo

If you see people dressed like superheroes, it might be because spirit week leading up to the Philipsburg-Osceola Area High School homecoming football game Friday has a hero theme.

Teacher and student council adviser Debra Miller said it was an idea sparked by the council.

Each day this week, students, faculty and staff were asked to dress as patriotic heroes, superheroes, and everyday heroes like firefighters, law enforcement officials, doctors, nurses and more. Friday is designated as blue and white school color day.

And Wednesday night was the annual homecoming parade — a tradition that goes back more than 25 years, Miller said.

“It’s a tradition the community really likes,” Miller said. “It’s the kind of small-town stuff that brings us together.”

School athletes and club members created floats for the parade, and also included the cheer squad, marching band, drama club, homecoming court nominations and local fire company apparatuses.

King and queen winners will be named prior to the football game 7 p.m. Friday against Central.

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