Homecoming is an event anticipated by many.
People always talk about N.C. A & T’s and N.C. State’s Homecomings and many more in the area.
But each year no homecoming can compare to N.C. Central University’s.
On Saturday, October 19, N.C. Central kicked of their homecoming weekend with a BANG!
Although it was a rainy Saturday morning, participants showed up at W.G. Pearson Elementary as early as 6:00 a.m. preparing their floats to show off in the parade.
The parade’s participants consisted of the NCCU Marching Sound Machine Band, NCCU’s Dance Girls, Hillside High, Southern High, JD Clement Early College High School’s royal court, the NCCU James E. Shepard Library staff and many more.
With the parade starting at 9:00 a.m., participants wooed the crowd with hot dance routines, selections from various bands, nice looking floats and simply just their appearances.
The crowds stretched from Fayetteville Elementary School to the Farrison-Newton Communications building at the corner of Fayetteville and Dupree Streets.
And as the parade came to an end, the crowd headed to the football field anxiously awaiting the kick-off of N.C. Central’s homecoming football game against Morgan State University.
No matter the outcome of the game, it was still a good day to be in Durham.