Herndon Homecoming Parade 2019 was held Saturday, October 19. Sixty-six units and well over 1500 participants marched in Saturday’s Herndon Homecoming parade in the cool fall weather. The homecoming spirit was evident as friends and residents lined Elden and Lynn Streets to cheer on the athletes, band, clubs, performers, scouts, politicians, businesses, community groups and Homecoming Court with both the Princes and Princesses in attendance. Costumes, banners, and props creatively illustrated this year’s theme, “Into the future.” Photos are available on our Facebook page. 

Highlights included the Herndon High School Marching Band, Latin Dance Club, and the Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp (NJROTC), the Class of 2021, and Herndon’s numerous Cub Scout Packs and Girl Scout troops from around the region.

Presiding over the parade were Herndon High School Principal Liz Noto, Mayor Lisa Merkel, Vice Mayor Sheila Olem and Councilmembers Jennifer Baker, Cesar del Aguila, Pradip Dhakal, and Bill McKenna.

Trophies were presented to the first and second place winners in the Civic, Performing Arts, School, Show, and Class Float categories. In addition, the judges selected the Richard F. Downer theme award and the Major Robert C. Church Best in Parade winners.

Deserving award recipients included:

Civic Group
First Place – Cub Scout Pack #157
Second Place – Herndon Optimist Youth Sports

Performing Arts Group
First Place – Herndon High School Step Team
Second Place – Rhythm Street Dance Academy

School Group
First Place – Herndon Elementary
Second Place – Clearview Elementary

Show Group
First Place – Madison Forest Drive Neighbors
Second Place – Next Stop Theatre “Matilda”

Class Floats
First Place – Class of 2020
Second Place – Herndon Middle School

Richard F. Downer Theme Award
Herndon Woman’s Club

Major Robert C. Church Award
Best in Parade – Herndon High School Class of 2022