Huntington High School's homecoming weekend got underway Friday night with students building class floats with a superheroes theme for Saturday's parade.
The Blue Devils game against Amityville will kick off at 2 p.m.
But at noon, students, district administrators, marching band, PTA leaders and the homecoming king and queen, and others, will form up for a parade. Marchers will head down Main Street, south on New York Avenue to the Big H shopping center and then along Holdsworth Drive to the high school.
The band and the Highsteppers will perform at halftime. The winning float will be announced and the homecoming king and queen will be crowned.
After the game, a student dance will run from 7 to 11 p.m.
A more somber portion of the parade will recall the life of Victoria Gaines, a Huntington district student who died along with two others when a boat overturned in Oyster Bay on July 4. Lisa Gaines, Victoria's mother, said family and friends will march in the parade, carrying a banner and balloons. The group plans to pause in front of Huntington Rural Cemetery where the girl is buried.