Northmont Homecoming Parade held October 8


By Ron Nunnari - Rnunnari@civitasmedia.com



<strong>The American Legion Post 707 Colorguard featuring Union Police Chief Mike Blackwell (front left).</strong>

The American Legion Post 707 Colorguard featuring Union Police Chief Mike Blackwell (front left).


Photos by Ron Nunnari

The Bantam White Football & Cheer float with players and cheerleaders tossing candy to spectators.


Photos by Ron Nunnari

The Northmont Marching Band Colorguard twirling its flags.


Photos by Ron Nunnari

The pride of Northmont, the Northmont High School Marching Band makes its way up the parade route.


Photos by Ron Nunnari

Members of Northmont DECA escorted by retired teacher Vivian Bibler (wearing glasses at left).


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Queen candidate Emma Bernardi and King candidate Robert Spilker.


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Students from Englewood Elementary having fun walking in the Homecoming Parade.


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Members of the Northmont Varsity Football team heading for the bonfire.


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Members of the girls varsity soccer team riding a large trailer.


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Senior King and Queen Candidates Josh Pruitt and Rachel Tracy riding in style in a Porsche.


Photos by Ron Nunnari

Teachers from the Kleptz Early Learning Center in Englewood stepping lively.


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The float representing the Kleptz Early Learning Center packed with students and staff.


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Senior Queen and King Candidates Leah Bell and John Bates cruising in style in a BMW.


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A 1945 Ford Fire Engine from the old Randolph Township Fire Department was hit with the crowd.


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Senior Queen and King Candidates Naomi Baker and Chris Barnes.


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The third grade cheerleaders nestled in the bed of a pickup truck.


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Senior Queen and King Candidates Jen Hampton and Nick Moore.


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A float featuring a group of pee wee football players.


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Members of the Watch D.O.G.S. head up the parade route.


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Northmont Superintendent Dr. Sarah Zatik handing out candy to kids along the parade route.


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The bonfire featured a sacrificial pumpkin mounted atop the pallets donated for the event.


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ENGLEWOOD — Thousands of local residents gathered on both sides of Union Boulevard on Thursday evening for Northmont High School’s annual Homecoming Parade.

The parade began at West Wenger Road and proceeded north to Centennial Park for a bonfire. The Northmont Marching Band performed at the bonfire site, Northmont cheerleaders supplied the spirit as community members gathered around the football team.

Senior defensive lineman Nick Moore delivered a speech on behalf of the football team. He thanked the community for its support and sticking with the team despite the team’s difficult season thus far.

Parade participants included the varsity football team, girls soccer team, the marching band, several pee wee football teams and cheerleaders, Northmont Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students), Northmont DECA, members of the homecoming court: Freshman representatives Drake Hickman and Kyra Rottgen, Sophomore representatives Jason Zile and Rozalyn Malott, Junior representatives John Reichard and Kalei Murphy, Senior Queen candidates Naomi Baker, Emma Bernardi, Leah Bell, Jennifer Hampton, Rachel Tracy, and Senior King candidates Josh Pruitt, John Bates, Robert Spilker, Chris Barnes, and Nick Moore.

Northmont Superintendent Dr. Sarah Zatik, members of the school board, teachers and principals walked in the parade and handed out candy to kids lining the street awaiting treats.

The cities of Englewood, Union and Clayton had police, fire and rescue vehicle in the parade as well, which was led off by the colorguard from Englewood’s American Legion Post 707.

The American Legion Post 707 Colorguard featuring Union Police Chief Mike Blackwell (front left).
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2015/10/web1_Legion_colorguard1.jpgThe American Legion Post 707 Colorguard featuring Union Police Chief Mike Blackwell (front left). Photos by Ron Nunnari

The Bantam White Football & Cheer float with players and cheerleaders tossing candy to spectators.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2015/10/web1_Bantam_White1.jpgThe Bantam White Football & Cheer float with players and cheerleaders tossing candy to spectators. Photos by Ron Nunnari

The Northmont Marching Band Colorguard twirling its flags.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2015/10/web1_Band_21.jpgThe Northmont Marching Band Colorguard twirling its flags. Photos by Ron Nunnari

The pride of Northmont, the Northmont High School Marching Band makes its way up the parade route.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2015/10/web1_Band_11.jpgThe pride of Northmont, the Northmont High School Marching Band makes its way up the parade route. Photos by Ron Nunnari

Members of Northmont DECA escorted by retired teacher Vivian Bibler (wearing glasses at left).
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2015/10/web1_Nmt_DECA1.jpgMembers of Northmont DECA escorted by retired teacher Vivian Bibler (wearing glasses at left). Photos by Ron Nunnari

Queen candidate Emma Bernardi and King candidate Robert Spilker.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2015/10/web1_EmmaBernardi_Spilker1.jpgQueen candidate Emma Bernardi and King candidate Robert Spilker. Photos by Ron Nunnari

Students from Englewood Elementary having fun walking in the Homecoming Parade.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2015/10/web1_Englewood_Elementary1.jpgStudents from Englewood Elementary having fun walking in the Homecoming Parade. Photos by Ron Nunnari

Members of the Northmont Varsity Football team heading for the bonfire.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2015/10/web1_Football_team1.jpgMembers of the Northmont Varsity Football team heading for the bonfire. Photos by Ron Nunnari

Members of the girls varsity soccer team riding a large trailer.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2015/10/web1_Girls_Soccer1.jpgMembers of the girls varsity soccer team riding a large trailer. Photos by Ron Nunnari

Senior King and Queen Candidates Josh Pruitt and Rachel Tracy riding in style in a Porsche.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2015/10/web1_JoshPruitt_RachelTracy1.jpgSenior King and Queen Candidates Josh Pruitt and Rachel Tracy riding in style in a Porsche. Photos by Ron Nunnari

Teachers from the Kleptz Early Learning Center in Englewood stepping lively.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2015/10/web1_KleptzELC_21.jpgTeachers from the Kleptz Early Learning Center in Englewood stepping lively. Photos by Ron Nunnari

The float representing the Kleptz Early Learning Center packed with students and staff.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2015/10/web1_KleptzELC_11.jpgThe float representing the Kleptz Early Learning Center packed with students and staff. Photos by Ron Nunnari

Senior Queen and King Candidates Leah Bell and John Bates cruising in style in a BMW.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2015/10/web1_LeahBell_JohnBates1.jpgSenior Queen and King Candidates Leah Bell and John Bates cruising in style in a BMW. Photos by Ron Nunnari

A 1945 Ford Fire Engine from the old Randolph Township Fire Department was hit with the crowd.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2015/10/web1_Old_Engine1.jpgA 1945 Ford Fire Engine from the old Randolph Township Fire Department was hit with the crowd. Photos by Ron Nunnari

Senior Queen and King Candidates Naomi Baker and Chris Barnes.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2015/10/web1_Naomi_Baker1.jpgSenior Queen and King Candidates Naomi Baker and Chris Barnes. Photos by Ron Nunnari

The third grade cheerleaders nestled in the bed of a pickup truck.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2015/10/web1_Third_GradeCheer1.jpgThe third grade cheerleaders nestled in the bed of a pickup truck. Photos by Ron Nunnari

Senior Queen and King Candidates Jen Hampton and Nick Moore.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2015/10/web1_NickMoore_JenHampton1.jpgSenior Queen and King Candidates Jen Hampton and Nick Moore. Photos by Ron Nunnari

A float featuring a group of pee wee football players.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2015/10/web1_Pee_Wee1.jpgA float featuring a group of pee wee football players. Photos by Ron Nunnari

Members of the Watch D.O.G.S. head up the parade route.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2015/10/web1_Watch_Dogs1.jpgMembers of the Watch D.O.G.S. head up the parade route. Photos by Ron Nunnari

Northmont Superintendent Dr. Sarah Zatik handing out candy to kids along the parade route.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2015/10/web1_Sarah_Zatik1.jpgNorthmont Superintendent Dr. Sarah Zatik handing out candy to kids along the parade route. Photos by Ron Nunnari

The bonfire featured a sacrificial pumpkin mounted atop the pallets donated for the event.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2015/10/web1_BonFire_11.jpgThe bonfire featured a sacrificial pumpkin mounted atop the pallets donated for the event. Photos by Ron Nunnari

By Ron Nunnari

Rnunnari@civitasmedia.com

Reach Ron Nunnari at 684-9124, via email Rnunnari@civitasmedia.com or on Twitter @Englewood_Ind

Reach Ron Nunnari at 684-9124, via email Rnunnari@civitasmedia.com or on Twitter @Englewood_Ind