PHOTO GALLERY: MU Homecoming Parade draws crowd of viewers

Saturday, October 15, 2011 | 12:30 p.m. CDT; updated 3:15 p.m. CDT, Saturday, October 15, 2011
Parade watchers wave as floats pass by during MU's Homecoming Parade, which celebrated the 100 year anniversary of the university's Homecoming tradition on Saturday.

COLUMBIA — Bands, cheerleaders, floats from various organizations, elected city and MU officials in convertibles and children and their parents lined the streets of downtown on Saturday for the MU Homecoming Parade.

From left, Taylor, 6, Samantha, 3, and their mother, Julie Mitchell, eat doughnuts and drink coffee while waiting along University Avenue for the MU Homecoming Parade to start on Saturday. Some viewers arrived by 7 a.m. to find the best spot for the 8:30 a.m. parade.
Parade watchers wait for the MU Homecoming Parade to start early Saturday morning. Rollins Street was lined with black and gold balloons from Maryland Avenue to Hitt Street.
Mandee Griffin, left, and Erin Simar, students in Rock Bridge High School's color guard, warm up before MU's Homecoming Parade on Saturday.
Mark Corio, an MU alumnus, makes duck calls to the crowds as part of the School of Natural Resources float during MU's Homecoming Parade on Saturday.
The MU Golden Girls parade down Ninth Street as part of the MU Homecoming Parade. The cheerleaders and MU marching band led the parade.
People cheer and wave as floats from MU's Homecoming Parade pass by on Saturday.
Missouri fans watch the MU marching band parade through campus during the MU Homecoming Parade on Saturday. A variety of organizations, including bands, elected officials and youth sports programs, participated in the parade.
A float participant puts on the head to her tiger costume before MU's Homecoming Parade begins on Saturday.

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Delcia Crockett October 16, 2011 | 10:57 a.m.

Photo Essay #1:

Good morning, MoJo...our household folks enjoy your photo essays tremendously in the print media version through home-delivery status. Just wanted to say that, this morning, the two essays were again excellent, and - having taken two courses in journalism photography at college/university level, I know what work and focus goes into each photo that is taken/published. Hub enjoys the photos from an artistic standpoint/view. MoJo, thank you for this feature of the paper. If this is all anyone ever received from the Missourian, it would more than justify the purchase of the print Missourian, in my humble opinion. Photographers and editors, thanks! Job well done!


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