It was a nearly picture-perfect autumn afternoon for a parade, with music, floats, Homecoming Queen candidates and more. The downtown Escalon High School Homecoming Parade on Friday afternoon, Sept. 16 saw people lined up on both sides of Main Street, several rows deep in spots, to enjoy the festivities.
Along with the smiles and the cheers, there were some poignant moments as well, with the sons and grandsons of Greg Largent riding in his honor as Grand Marshal and the First Responders class carrying a banner honoring Kurt Pettitt. Both men were mainstays within the Escalon Unified School District; Largent passed away on Sept. 11 and Pettitt this past summer, on June 11.
A notable float in the parade was the one ridden on by several members of the Class of 1972, gathering to observe their 50th class reunion.