2018 Herndon Homecoming Parade - Saturday, September 22, 2018
Fifty eight units and well over 1300 participants marched in Saturday’s Herndon Homecoming parade in slightly overcast 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, “Under the Big Top.”
Highlights included the Herndon High School Dance Team, the Latin Dance Club, Herndon High School NJROTC, the Class of 2020, Herndon’s youth football, lacrosse and softball players, and 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 Jen Baker and Councilmembers Grace Wolf Cunningham, Signe Friedrichs, Richard Kaufman, Bill McKenna, and Sheila Olem.
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:
First Place – Girl Scouts Service Unit 51-9
Second Place – Cub Scouts Pack 1577
Performing Arts Group
First Place – Rhythm Street Dancers
Second Place – Herndon High School Step Team
First Place – Clearview Elementary School
Second Place – Hutchison Elementary School
First Place – Herndon Optimists Youth Sports
Second Place – Herndon Woman’s Club Wreaths Across America
First Place – Herndon High School Junior Class of 2020
Second Place – Herndon High School Freshmen Class of 2022
Richard F. Downer Theme Award – Herndon High School Senior Class of 2019
Major Robert C. Church Award – Best in Parade –Herndon Elementary School