This Saturday, during the brisk fall morning, the Homecoming Parade took place. It began a little ahead of the scheduled 9:30 a.m. at the corner of Brady and University. The parade began with the Bronco cheerleaders followed by the marching band. Though every club’s display was unique and eye-catching, they all had one thing in common: Bronco pride. There was candy being handed (or thrown) out by almost every club that went by, blue coca-cola necklaces were thrown and even “Admit One” tickets were handed out by the hockey club for their games.
“We’re out here to promote the club,” said sophomore Rodney White, goalie of the hockey club. “And to make people understand there’s hockey at Boise State.”
It wasn’t just organizations from campus that participated, the Treasure Valley Jr. Drill Team was there marching in unison. Zoo Boise had members dressed up as exotic animals and many other organizations from around Treasure Valley showed up.
“I was walking with Intervarsity Christian Fellowship club,” said Jared Yett, junior general business major. “We felt like zombies because of setting up and preparing late into the night for an early morning parade.”
The parade didn’t just draw students. Many community members came out to see the orange and blue parade. There were older couples strolling along University Drive as the parade passed and families with children wrapped up against the cold.
Whatever brought people to the parade, almost every person watching it was overflowing with Bronco pride. The Kiss FM 103.3 van pulled a float that announced “Run over the Rebels!” Another float periodically yelled “Boise!” and the crowd yelled
Even though it was one of the last events of the Homecoming week, it was a good source of Bronco spirit and a fun way to start the day.