By CLYDE FORD
Staff Writer, Charles Town
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The floats were modest but the spirits of those on them were high Thursday night for the first-ever Jefferson High School Homecoming Parade.
The parade was open to all of the schools in Jefferson County and the clubs at the high school.
Elementary school children in Halloween costumes rode on the back of pickup trucks or flatbed trailers, waving and smiling.
Jefferson High football players piled into a haywagon barked out cheers, responding to the team captains in the truck pulling them.
Teachers and principals rode comfortably in cars - an honor usually reserved for politicians in other parades.
"The sense of spirit and enthusiasm is something I've been looking for for 25 years. I think it was wonderful. I'm really pleased with the crowd," said parade organizer and Jefferson High teacher Sandy Dougherty.