Wilton High School’s Football Boosters are “floating” an idea–they want to add floats to the parade that kicks off the Homecoming game. Booster organizers are hoping to recruit parade participants to create floats for this year’s parade, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 28 at 12 p.m. (with a 1:30 p.m. start time for the football game).

Homecoming weekend is a proud Wilton tradition at the high school and in the broader Wilton community. In years past, Wilton High School classes, clubs and teams built floats for the pre-game parade. But that big part of this tradition has fallen by the wayside in recent years. The tradition is one that the Boosters say many fans would like to see come back to Wilton this year.

Lynn DiNanno, a WHS Football Boosters parent, is helping to spearhead this effort by putting a call out to the high school community.  “Last year, we watched our awesome marching band and cheerleaders parade by–and then wondered, ‘Where are the floats?’ It’s such a fun activity for students to get behind. We’re reaching out to freshman through senior classes, our student fan Tribe, sports teams and clubs. Homecoming is not just about sports, it’s about school spirit. Let’s get Wilton High school spirit floating higher than ever this year! We hope our students will get behind this and bring the floats back to Wilton homecoming.”

The parade begins at noon at the Wilton High School staff parking lot; proceeds down Lilly Way to School Rd. toward Cider Mill School; then turns around at Butterfly Lane (Cider Mill loop) and makes its way back toward the high school for one last cheer before the 1:30 p.m. kick-off against Stamford.

Any student groups interested in participating with a float this year can contact DiNanno at 917.796.2472 for more details and to get added to the parade line-up.

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