Griswold marks homecoming with annual parade

By Janice Steinhagen - Staff Writer
Griswold - posted Mon., Nov. 4, 2013
The Wolverine Pep Band leads the way down Taylor Hill Road during the 2013 Griswold High School homecoming parade. Photos by Janice Steinhagen.
The Wolverine Pep Band leads the way down Taylor Hill Road during the 2013 Griswold High School homecoming parade. Photos by Janice Steinhagen.

The clouds parted right on cue and a drizzle Friday took on a holiday air as Griswold High School’s annual homecoming parade wound its way through town Nov. 1, in advance of the homecoming game against the joint St. Bernard-Norwich Tech team. Neighborhood children, despite the glut of Halloween candy of the previous night, nevertheless lined the sidewalks to scoop up the handfuls of sweets tossed by the high school kids riding the floats.

This year’s theme was board games, and each of the classes, along with the student council, contributed a float to the procession. According to Terry Cholewa, GHS career and transition center coordinator, work on the floats took place over the course of two weeks, culminating in Spirit Week leading up to homecoming.

Led by the Griswold pep band and fire trucks from A. A. Young Hose and Ladder Co. in Jewett City, the parade included creative tributes to Apples to Apples (freshman class): Battleship (sophomores), Monopoly (juniors) and Candyland (seniors). The student council float, which was a cooperative effort of students from all four grades, was the Game of Life.

Members of the 2013 homecoming court included: freshman maid Shay Sauvageau; sophomore maid Elena Leon; junior princess Arielle Hall; junior prince D.J. Jackson; homecoming king James Walsh; and homecoming queen Stacy Goyette.

The Wolverines won a decisive 35-0 victory over the Saints at the homecoming game.


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