PHOTO GALLERY: Fans, students, alumni kick off MU Homecoming with parade
By Kholood Eid
October 26, 2013 | 2:15 p.m. CDTSaturday's MU Homecoming Parade in downtown Columbia featured the marching band, floats, clowns, Homecoming royalty and more.
Cora Smith, 6, and her sister Cate Smith, 3, rushed to greet Truman during the Homecoming Parade in downtown Columbia in October. Cora, who attended her first Homecoming Parade when she was 11 days old, said she was most looking forward to seeing Truman and getting candy. The girls' father, Cliff Smith, was an offensive guard for Missouri from 1995 to 1998. | Kholood Eid
The crowd on Ninth Street watches as All-American Missouri athletes — including Kearsten Peoples of track and field, wrestler Drake Houdashelt, and Katrine Haarklau of track and field — pass through the Homecoming Parade. | Kholood Eid
Will Elder, right, 6, shows off his candy to cousin Sam Reece, 6, while Charlie Elder, back, 3, continues to watch the Homecoming Parade pass through downtown Columbia on Saturday. The cousins were visiting from St. Louis with their families. | Kholood Eid
Jessica Hawk, whose skating name is Maimy Fisher, jumps over May Ling Butterfield, whose skating alter-ego is Kung Pao Kitten, during the Homecoming Parade in downtown Columbia on Saturday. The women are part of CoMo Derby Dames, the local all-female flat track league. Hawk is an MU alumna who graduated in 1999. | Kholood Eid
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