Hundreds gathered on Main Street on Friday night for the Sumner High School Homecoming parade.
The Sumner Spartan ran down the street and high-fived everyone in sight. Parade participants threw candy to children.
For 7-year-old cheerleader Cassidy Zito, the parade was both difficult and fun.
“I had to walk a lot, but I had fun,” she said with a smile. “I got to do cheers.”
A barbecue waited at the end of the parade. The line for hotdogs was almost always a several minute wait.
There also was a carnival inside the gym. That’s where 7-year-old Aaron Kingslien won the “Bottom Pop,” a game that required popping several balloons by sitting on them.
Other activities included pumpkin painting, a bounce house, Quidditch ball toss and face painting.
Zito got her face painted. She sat down after the parade, and high school students got to work with the paint.
But not everyone went for the free food and games.
Carol Trudeau hasn’t missed her grandchildren’s football games for seven years.
“I wouldn’t miss games with my grandchildren,” she said.Jesse Major is a freelance reporter and photographer for the Herald.