The Huntington Blue Devils Marching Band paraded in dress blues up New York Avenue Saturday, carrying shields that spelled out Huntington, along with an array of instruments and rockin music to match.
They led a timeless procession, one of the perks of small-town living. Had onlookers not snapped pictures from the curb with iPhones, you could have sworn this was Huntington circa 1960.
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That’s the beauty of tradition. And the Huntington High School Homecoming Parade is a great annual rite of passage. Overcast skies didn’t dampen anyone’s enthusiasm.
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Floats representing each class of high school students motored by, along with sports teams, cheerleaders, teachers and even the PTA.
The parade route did tie up weekend traffic. But soon enough the marchers made the turn at the Big H shopping center and headed up Holdsworth Drive toward the school.
A big football game awaited. The Homecoming king and queen were crowned at halftime. Small town America in the heart of Huntington is alive and well.
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