The 2016 Herndon Homecoming Parade was held Saturday, October 15, 2016 with fifty-five units and nearly 1,400 participants marching. The homecoming spirit was evident as friends and residents lined Elden and Lynn Streets to cheer on the athletes, band, clubs, performers, scouts, politicians, businesses, community groups and the Homecoming Court. Costumes, banners and props creatively illustrated this year’s theme, “Music through the Decades, the Twenties to Today.”
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Highlights included the St. Joseph’s School Cheerleaders, Herndon High School Dance Team, Robotics Team 116, the KENA Hillbilly Shriners, Herndon High School Navy JROTC, the Class of 2020, Fairfox Roller Derby, Herndon’s youth baseball and softball players, and numerous Cub Scout Packs and Girl Scout troops from around the region. A special thanks to Lindsay Volkswagen for loaning the town cars to transport parade participants.
Presiding over the parade were Herndon High School Senior Class Assistant Principal Michelle, Mayor Lisa Merkel, Vice Mayor Jennifer Baker and Councilmembers Dave Kirby, Sheila Olem, Jasbinder Singh, and Grace Wolf, and Herndon Police Captain Brad Anzengruber.
Trophies were presented to the first and second place winners in the Civic, Performing Arts, School, Show and Class Float categories. In addition, the judges selected the Richard F. Downer theme award and the Major Robert C. Church Best in Parade winners.
Deserving award recipients included:
First Place – Herndon Optimists Youth Sports
Second Place – Cub Scout Pack 1570
Performing Arts Group
First Place – JamBrew/Herndon Hospitality Association
Second Place – Herndon High School Step Team
First Place – Clearview Elementary School 6th Grade
Second Place – Dranesville Elementary School
First Place –Percussion Works/Arts Herndon
Second Place – Wreaths Across America/Herndon Woman’s Club
First Place – Herndon High School Class of 2018
Second Place – Herndon High School Class of 2019
Richard F. Downer Theme Award – Herndon High School Class of 2017
Major Robert C. Church Award – Best in Parade – Pride of Herndon, Herndon High School Band