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Frisco Community Parade Will Salute the Troops on Nov. 11
(September, 2006)

A hallmark of the small town feel in Frisco has been the fall “homecoming parade.” With the growth of the area and the number of high schools serving students in the Frisco Independent School District growing to four, the event has evolved into a Community Parade that celebrates the community spirit of the area. It will feature all the high school bands, football teams and other school groups; community groups and businesses are invited to participate. Military personnel are encoraged to participate. The theme for this year’s event is Salute to the Troops in honor of Veteran’s Day.

This will be an opportunity for the Homecoming and Forthcoming royalty at the high schools to ride in the parade and for Frisco to celebrate its schools, businesses and civic organizations. Honor Classes from Frisco High School 1936, 1946, 1956, 1966, 1976, 1986 and 1996 will be invited to participate in the parade as well. On Friday, November 10, Frisco High will host Lake Dallas at Memorial Stadium and the honor classes can be recognized prior to the start of the game. The traditional chili challenge will be held at Staley Middle School at 5 p.m. on November 10 with the proceeds benefiting the Frisco Education Foundation through the Sue Stafford Honor Scholarship.

As the new high schools have more graduating classes, honor classes from the other high schools will receive special recognition, but for now FHS alumni are the only honor classes. FHS graduates from 1936, 46, 56, 66, 76, 86, and 96 are invited to ride in parade.

Principal Mike Farish of Wakeland High School said he is excited about this event and what it means for all the schools.

“Wakeland is looking forward to being part of this community parade. We are beginning new traditions with our Inaugural Ball and a Dedication Queen and King. I hope the parade is something that Wakeland’s first students will remember for years to come,” he said.

Parade start time is 10 a.m. on Saturday and discussions indicate the route will be similar to last year traveling from Pizza Hut Park east on Main Street to North County, according to Mayor Mike Simpson.

The committee of representatives from the Chamber of Commerce, the City of Frisco and the Frisco ISD will continue to work on details regarding traffic flow, parking and parade route. Parade registration can be accomplished on-line at Registrants may also find parade map and photos of past parades at that site. Fees for registration are $150 for youth organizations and $200 for businesses and adult organizations. Schools are not charged a fee. Proceeds will go to the Frisco Education Foundation in the form of scholarships.

“This community has grown up looking forward to the annual homecoming parade as one of our most important elements to keep the small-town feel,” Mayor Mike Simpson, said. “With multiple high schools in FISD, the community parade concept will continue to capture the spirit of the community and become an even bigger and exciting family event.”



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Frisco Community Parade:

1973 - 1st Place FHS Sophmore Class

1975 - 3rd Place FHS Sophmore Class

1967 - 2nd Place Acker Elementary