Melissa prepared to celebrate homecoming

staff reports
This year’s theme is “beat the wolves.” Prizes will be given to the three best-decorated floats.

It’s almost homecoming time again in Melissa. The fifth annual Melissa Homecoming Celebration is set for the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 20. Tailgating beginning at 5 p.m. in the designated tailgating area north of Melissa High School on the east side of Cardinal Drive up to Bexar Avenue.  

The homecoming parade starts at 6:30 p.m. It will begin at the intersection of Cardinal Dr. and Harrison St., continue northeast on Cardinal, turn right onto Scott, left onto Barker, left onto Surrey, left onto Cardinal, and end at the intersection of Cardinal and Haskell. Organizers warn that tossing candy or other items to spectators is strictly prohibited during the parade. 

This year’s theme is “beat the wolves.” Prizes will be given to the three best-decorated floats. Former school board member, Bruce Minchey, will lead the parade as the grand marshal. The Melissa High School homecoming court the homecoming prince and princess will also be featured in the parade. Businesses, organizations, school programs, and student clubs are invited to register a float for the parade. Registration is free and must be completed online no later than Tuesday, Oct. 19 at noon. 

A community pep rally will be held at the football stadium immediately following the parade. 

The entire community is encouraged to wear Melissa Cardinals gear on Friday, Oct. 22. The Cardinals will take on Carrollton Ranchview in the homecoming football game set for 7:30 p.m. that evening. 

This year’s theme is “beat the wolves.” Prizes will be given to the three best-decorated floats.