FLINT TWP. — Convertible cars conveying court members, banners, bands, floats and the usual assortment of school clubs and supporters filled out the annual Carman-Ainsworth Homecoming Day parade on Friday.
Most wore the school colors including some who with hair dyed to match. A political entry included a mini cart drumming up support for the upcoming Public Safety Millage.
In keeping with this year’s Homecoming theme “Born to be Wild,” colorful floats carried jungle animals. An elephant on the freshman float had the tagline “Stomping out the Competition.” A gorilla graced the Class of 2016 sophomore float. The juniors chose a Tiger and the seniors showcased the King of the Jungle, a Lion.
The Grand Marshal was Lisa Koegel, a C-A volunteer in various capacities for 14 years including the Blue Brigade Band Boosters and the Carman Ainsworth Residents for Excellent Schools Committee (C.A.R.E.S.). She and her husband John have four children – Katlyn, Chloe, Carson and Cameron – who are attending or have graduated from C-A.
In the days leading up to Homecoming game, Spirit Week activities included Kooky Clothes Day on Monday, College Day on Tuesday, Pink (for breast cancer awareness) on Wednesday, Born to be Wild Day (safari, camo and animal prints) on Thursday and Sprit Day (school colors) on Friday.
The week wrapped up with the Homecoming Dance on Saturday night.