McNeese homecoming parade set for Thursday

By Special to the American Press

More than 60 businesses, student organizations and bands are participating in the McNeese State University 2013 homecoming

parade, set to travel down Ryan Street at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17. This year’s homecoming theme is “Cowboy Strong.”

Members of the 1963 McNeese football team are serving as the grand marshals. The team is celebrating its 50-year anniversary

as McNeese’s first undefeated football team. McNeese swept through eight opponents during the 1963 season to win the Gulf

States Conference title.

The parade will start at the

intersection of Ryan and East LaGrange streets, turn south on Ryan and

travel to McNeese Street,

and turn east on McNeese and travel to the Doland Athletic

Complex, where it will disband for a pep rally and fireworks display.

The homecoming court will be presented and the 2013 queen and king will be revealed at the pep rally, which will be held inside

Cowboy Stadium, on the east side. The fireworks show will follow the pep rally.

The McNeese Cowboys vs. Sam Houston Bearkats homecoming game kicks off at 7 p.m. Saturday in Cowboy Stadium.