Bridgeport High Homecoming is Early this Year; Parade Units Need to Register As Soon as Possible

By Julie Perine on August 12, 2017 via

School starts Tuesday, leaving Bridgeport High School students just about one month to make preparations for BHS Homecoming. They have a lot of work to do, from creating class floats to be judged at the Sept. 15 football game against Fairmont Senior to crafting décor for the Sept. 20 dance.
“Back to the Future” is the theme for this year’s homecoming festivities, which includes a Sept. 13 parade which always brings out hundreds of community members and features dozens of units.
In addition to school units – including homecoming court, class floats and “The Pride Behind the Tribe,” the BHS Marching Band – interested individuals and groups are invited to be featured.
Civic Clubs, dance and twirling groups, Scout troops, city officials and others who would like to march or ride in the annual parade should contact the BHS Key Club by calling BHS at 304-326-7137 or Project Chair Myndi Tran at 304-841-6387.
As homecoming activities are early this year, it’s important that units sign up as soon as possible, said Nate Madden of BHS Key Club. Madden and other members of the school-sponsored club take care of organizing the parade, as well as utilizing the parade route as a food drive to benefit the community through Shepherd’s Corner. During the past couple of years, the canned food drive has brought in several hundred cans of food which were distributed to locals through Shepherd’s Corner.
Community members will be asked to bring canned food items to the parade and members of the club will collect them as they walk the route – which begins at East Philadelphia Avenue near All Saints Catholic Church parking lot/Meadowview Manor, extends across Philadelphia Avenue, onto Johnson Avenue and ends at BHS.
Deadline for parade registratoin is Friday, Sept. 8. Registered parade units will receive instructions and lineup locations. The procession will begin at 6 p.m.
Key Club is the world’s largest student led community service organization, boasting nearly 260,000 students.  Known for service projects with Unicef, March of Dimes and Children’s Miracle Network, the group also has a substantial impact on the local community.  BHS Key Clubbers spend each Wednesday volunteering with the residents of Meadowview Manor and are actively involved with the Kiwanis Club. Members appreciate the community’s participation in the annual BHS Homecoming Parade.

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