Saturday, October 14, 2006

Vote for Sparky Prelude

ASU Homecoming Weekend: Current students turn out and alumni return in droves for; parties, a big football game, and a fun parade.

I'm part of the Arizona state University Parents Association. A group of parents 6,000+ at last count who have chosen to identify themselves as a member of an association that has at it's mission core to do good things for the students, the teachers and administration, and the university. There are a few philanthropic things that we do during the course of the academic year but throughout the year have a little fun along the way. One of our more outgoing moments is around the time of "Homecoming Weekend" where current students turn out and alumni return to campus in droves. There are parties, a big football game, and a parade!

The fun part is that the Parents Association enters a float in the parade and a team of parents and student scholarship winners build the float and walk with it down the parade route. This year's parade theme is "Maroon and Gold, Catch the Spirit"! Our float is built along the theme of movie "Napolean Dynamite" where we will have parents and students dressed in character ... the only twist being that instead of the infamous "Vote for Pedro" expression from the movie we will be promoting our ASU mascot by wearing T-Shirts that say "Vote for Sparky". Hopefully, Sparky will be voted in as Homecoming King!

Anyway, today we did all the float preparations, and are now ready for next week and our parade down University Boulevard!

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