Applications for the annual UAPB/AM&N Homecoming Parade are available for pick up according to Florence Caine, Homecoming Parade chairperson. With the theme, “Fear the Roar,” the Homecoming Parade will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 8 with a new route.
The parade will begin on 8th and Walnut streets making a right onto 3rd Street, a left onto Main Street and then proceeding north to its end at the Jefferson County Courthouse on Barraque Street.
All fees and applications must be turned in on or before October 31 between the hours of 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Cashier’s checks or money orders may be made payable to The UAPB Homecoming Committee (no personal checks or cash will be accepted).
The Parade is one of a series of annual events where the university joins all of its constituents in acknowledgement and celebration of its mission. This year’s theme for homecoming activities is “Fear the Roar.”
A non-refundable application fee will be required for non-university sponsored organizations. The fees are as follows: cars/motorcycles – $50.00, trucks/SUVs – $75.00, and semi-trailer trucks (18 wheelers) – $100.00. Current elected officials are excluded. Fees may be paid in Corbin Hall, room 148.
Participants other than bands are asked to create a float that follows the homecoming theme. Trophies will be awarded this year to the group with the best float. The criteria for winners will be based on creativity in using the theme.
For local politicians who wish to participate, only incumbent national, state, county and city elected officials may participate in the parade. Campaign materials may not be displayed on the elected official’s vehicle. Also, identification of elected officials will be limited to name and office held.
Parade applications can be acquired online at uapb.edu/homecoming or picked up from and returned to the UAPB Police Office, the Welcome Center or Corbin Hall, room 148. For more information about the parade, call (870)575-8359 or (870)575-8889.