The Fenton Fire District engine blasted its siren, and the Rockwood Summit High School
homecoming parade started making its way down Hawkins Road on Friday night, winding from Rockwood South Middle
to the high school.
Rockwood Superintendent Dr. Mark Miles -- the parade's grand marshal -- and Rockwood Summit Principal Dr. Emily McCown sat in the third vehicle back, behind the Silver Falcon Marching Band, waving to the crowd of onlookers lining the street.
"It's a great way to introduce Dr. Miles to our community, since we have so much of it out today," McCown said. "And it's a great way for our community to see him take part in the traditions of the Fenton quadrant."
Groups from Rockwood Summit, Rockwood South and Bowles, Kellison, Stanton and Uthoff Valley elementaries participated in the parade, showing off their community spirit and dishing out candy to kids along the route.
After the parade was over, long lines of attendees filed into the football stadium to watch the Falcons take on their homecoming opponent, Parkway West.
"It is an honor to be part of a wonderful community event," Miles said. "This parade brings people together, and we are able to celebrate the community of Fenton and its great families and students."