Local children will have the opportunity to get their pictures taken with several mascot “celebrities” prior to the Sam Houston State University homecoming parade on Thursday (Oct. 16).
Clutch the Bear from the Houston Rockets, Haley the Comet from the Houston Comets, Junction Jack from the Houston Astros, Sammy the Bearkat, and BB the Hornet from Huntsville High School will be in front of the Sam Houston Memorial Museum at 5:30 p.m. for free photos.
The homecoming parade begins at 6:30 p.m. Lineup for floats and other parade participants will begin at 5:30 p.m. on 19th Street.
Over 50 entries will proceed down Sam Houston Avenue to the Courthouse before turning east on 12th Street, then south on University Avenue where the parade will disburse at Midway Plaza.
In addition to the celebrity mascots, participants include Miss Texas USA Brooke Daniels, the SHSU homecoming court, the Bearkat Marching Band, the Cut-N-Shoot Harley Davidson motorcycle group, Congressman Kevin Brady, and floats representing numerous student and community organizations.
Guests of honor include the 2008 Distinguished Alumni --- Eleanor Smith Garrett ’54, ’55; Jimmie Gibbs Munroe ‘76; John R. Ragsdale ’59; George C. Yax ’66, ’67--- and Outstanding Young Alumnus Quatro Brooks ’95.
The parade will disburse at Midway Plaza on University Avenue, which is the strip shopping center behind Bank of America.
Sam Houston students who are on a university meal plan will be able to eat outdoors across from Sam Houston Village.
For more information, contact the SHSU Department of Student Activities at 936.294.3861.
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