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PHOTO GALLERY: Fans line up early for MU Homecoming Parade

Saturday, October 27, 2012 | 10:56 a.m. CDT; updated 10:54 p.m. CDT, Sunday, October 28, 2012
Marching Mizzou members walk past Boone County Fire Protection District firefighters to their place early Saturday morning in Columbia for the MU Homecoming Parade.

COLUMBIA — With the game against Kentucky starting at 11 a.m., Missouri fans were up early for a 7 a.m. Homecoming parade.

Participants in the Homecoming Parade walk to their float early Saturday morning in Columbia. All parade entries were asked to be lined up by 5:30 a.m. (ZAC BOESCH/Missourian)

The Fatima Marching Band from Westphalia participates in the MU Homecoming Parade on Saturday. (ZAC BOESCH/Missourian)

The Linn High Marching Wildcats from Linn perform in the judging area in front of Memorial Union on Saturday in Columbia for the MU Homecoming Parade. (ZAC BOESCH/Missourian)

Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Gamma Rho and Tau Kappa Epsilon's float passes through the judging area Saturday in Columbia for the MU Homecoming Parade. The theme of the float was the Old West. (ZAC BOESCH/Missourian)

Kennedy Scott, left, 4, Kamilya Williams, center, 5, and Veronika Lyman, 6, watch the Homecoming Parade early Saturday morning on Sixth Street. Kamilya and Kennedy are cousins, and their favorite thing about the parade was the music. The two danced every time a marching band came past them. (KAYLA KAUFFMAN/Missourian)

The Mizzou Water Skiing Club tows members on longboards and rollerblades along the parade route Saturday in Columbia for the MU Homecoming Parade. (ZAC BOESCH/Missourian)

Amanda Cornell puts the final touches on the float for the Precious Hearts Learning Center, where she is a teacher, Saturday in Columbia for the Homecoming Parade. (ZAC BOESCH/Missourian)


The color guard waits for the MU Homecoming Parade to begin Saturday. (ZAC BOESCH/Missourian)

Motorcyclists of Mizzou ride in the Homecoming Parade on Saturday. The group of motorcycles was quite noisy — as they passed, children covered their ears. (KAYLA KAUFFMAN/Missourian)

Owner Ryanne Dolan adjusts the hat on his German Pincher, Xanadu, on Saturday at the MU Homecoming Parade. Also pictured is Dolan's Minature Pincher, Geddy, wearing a fleece MU dog sweater. The dogs were equipped for the cold weather because they go out a lot. "We take them everywhere," Dolan said. (KAYLA KAUFFMAN/Missourian)

GeeGee French hugs her granddaughter Luci Gilion, 3, as floats pass in the Homecoming Parade on Saturday. The early morning parade was cold — at 7 a.m., when the parade started, the temperature in Columbia was 29 degrees. (KAYLA KAUFFMAN/Missourian)

Wyatt Litton, 3, watches out for floats throwing candy Saturday at the MU Homecoming Parade. (KAYLA KAUFFMAN/Missourian)

Evelyn Hinnante-Root, 2, sits on the feet of her father Jeremy Root on Saturday at the MU Homecoming Parade. Evelyn drank a baby-sized Starbucks hot chocolate to keep warm. (KAYLA KAUFFMAN/Missourian)

Alayna Freeman, left, watches the Homecoming Parade with her cousins Sarah Bekebrede and Conner Bekebrede on Saturday. (KAYLA KAUFFMAN/Missourian)

Dancers from the Academy of Fine Arts march in the MU Homecoming Parade on Saturday. There were 178 entries in this year's parade. (KAYLA KAUFFMAN/Missourian)

Supervising editor is Brian Kratzer.


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