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2016 Alumni Homecoming Float
5:15 pm - the parade participants are lining up.
The Alumni Association Homecoming Float is waiting for riders!
We were honored to have five former Homecoming Queens, representing five decades, riding on our float.

Our thanks and appreciation to Dottie Clark '63 for taking the pictures. We're sorry we couldn't get pictures from the Homecoming Game and other activities during the evening, including the awesome Alumni Band that joined the 2016 West Band during the pre-game and half-time show. .
Our first former Homecoming Queen to arrive -
from 1967 Karen Letsinger Alles '68.
Queen Karen holds the sign made for her to display while on the parade route.
2016 Alumni Association President Paul Pennell '57 (with his back to us) organizes the float riders.

Before the game started, and just before the JROTC unit raised the American Flag, Paul made arrangements to have our float ride down the Magly Field track. They stopped in front of the Announcing Booth to introduce each former Queen.
Sara McPeek Sampson '69, who was obviously a cheer leader during her West school days, is enlisting other alums to walk along with the Alumni float during the parade. Sara taught at West for many years before retiring a few years ago. However, did subs at West for several years after retiring!
Everyone LOVES Mrs. Sampson!
Next to arrive, 1973 Homecoming Queen Jeri Chamberlain Wallace '74 - who brought some of her family with her.
Here is one of her granddaughters.
Queen Jeri with her daughter and three grandchildren.
Jeri is married to West alum and former
West Choir Director Phil Wallace '72.

Jeri holding her parade sign!
1956 Homecoming Queen Judy Tilton Kight '57.
This beautiful lady was our Homecoming Queen 60 years ago. Doesn't look possible!

She is as beautiful today as she was during her reign!

From 1994 - Leigh Ann Deime Timlin '95.

The Alumni Association bought corsages for all of our queens as a small thank you for them taking a little time out of their Friday night schedule to relive some time from their past.

Leigh Ann is currently a teacher!
Our youngest former Queen - from 2012, Jackie Haggard '13. Obviously wearing her Wesket uniform - Jackie planned to march with the Alumni Band during the pre-game and half-time program!

(Sorry we missed getting a picture of Jackie without her poster. She arrived just before the float was getting ready to start!)
All of our former queens together on the Alumni Association float.
Thank you Homecoming Queens for returning!
The queens sat on both sides of the float so they could see (and be seen) and wave to all who always come out to watch our Homecoming Parade wind its way throughout the Westgate area.
The ladies tossed candy to the kids along the route.
The West Band waiting for the parade to start.

Just arriving - one of the great group of firemen from our Station 10, Franklinton Engine House!
Much thanks to the crew that took a little of their free time (probably their dinner time) to join our parade!
The cheerleaders waiting for their time to join the parade.
The West JROTC unit will lead off the parade.
JROTC showing the colors.
Cheerleaders, following by Weskets, followed by the band!
One of the student vehicles.
One of the King and Queen candidates.
Another group riding around the parade route!
The students enjoyed the parade immensely!
Several groups decorated vehicles and made signs to display while they walked around the parade route.
Even a pet got in on the parade!
Three members of the Central Ohio Corvette Club drove their cars to join in our parade.
King and Queen candidates rode on the Corvettes..
The fire truck makes it way around the 'round'about at Olive and Roys Ave.
The West High Resource Officer joins the parade.
Some of the adult neighbors who came out for the parade. We promise there were many children along the route, holding bags, waiting for the candy that the student groups and your Alumni Association tossed to them.
One of the student groups who made and decorated their own float!
A colorful Welcome Sign, made by the Graphic Arts students, was hung on the side of the Cowboy Corral where the concessions are sold.
Eli Bowen '74, our Concession Grill Master.
Eli prepares THE best hotdogs!