FSU celebrates homecoming week with parade

FSU celebrates homecoming week with parade
FSU celebrates homecoming week with parade
Posted at 4:28 PM, Oct 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-19 16:28:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - It's homecoming week at Florida State University, and Friday was the always popular parade. 

Students, alumni, and families gathered on the blocks surrounding FSU to watch the parade.

It featured the FSU Marching Chiefs, the cheerleaders and golden girls, the garnet and gold boys, the homecoming court members, several floats built by different fraternities and sororities, and many on-campus groups and organizations, like Dance Marathon, the College of Nursing, and the women's basketball team.

An alum who graduated in 2000, says he brings his family every year. 

"It's amazing, you know, we pretty much do it once a year, we usually come back for 3 or 4 games a year because we're boosters, but we always bring our kids to homecoming because they love it," said Brett Lewellyn. "We're trying to brainwash them a little early to try to get them to be basically be Florida State students when they get a little older." 

Some notable figures were also in the parade, including FSU President John Thrasher, US Representative Al Lawson, and Leon County Commissioner John Dailey.

The Grand Marshal this year was Charlie Ward.