Peabody Warhorses, past and present represent during annual parade

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - Community members lined Broadway Avenue and Third Street on Saturday for the annual Peabody Homecoming Parade.

The event is hosted by the alumni association, and generations of Peabody High School students from past and present participate.

The parade caps off a week filled with homecoming celebrations. It's an event for the entire family. Many community members even saved their tailgating spot days in advance.

Most floats were decorated by proud Warhorse alumni. Rapides Parish Superintendent Jeff Powell served as this year's Grand Marshal.

Peabody's Principal Jamie Henagan said she's seen the event evolve over her last 21 years at the school. She said it gets bigger and better every year.

"It means so much, number 1 to our students," Henagan said. "To have the support that they get from all of the former Peabody students, who are just so supportive of our kids. They want them to have these experiences with homecoming. And then to our alumni, I mean you go down our street, they started parking campers last week. So, what does that say? The commitment and involvement in this day."

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