Basehor-Linwood Homecoming to honor past royalty
High school royalty from decades ago will be the grand marshals of this year's Basehor-Linwood High School homecoming parade, school district officials announced this week.
Jean Theno, the Basehor High School homecoming queen in 1951, will join Neta Clayton, a candidate for Linwood High School's homecoming queen in 1959, in leading the parade, which is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24.
This year's parade theme is "That 70s Parade." It will run a route along 155th Street, between Leavenworth and Parallel roads.
All floats need to meet at either the Basehor Elementary School parking lot, 155th Terrace or 156th Street by 5 p.m; walking groups and decorated motorized vehicles also need to meet by that time at the sixth-grade center.
Motorcycles or dirt bikes will not be allowed as parade entries.
Those wishing to participate in the parade should contact Joyce McMillen at BLHS, (913) 724-2266, by Thursday, Sept. 23 for more information.
Homecoming festivities will kick off Thursday night during a bonfire/pep rally at BLHS. It is scheduled to run between 8 and 9:30 p.m., school officials said.
As part of other homecoming festivities, the BLHS Booster Club will sponsor a barbecue from 4 to 7 p.m. at the high school Friday night. The Bobcats will kick off their game against league rival Immaculata at 7 p.m.