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Rockwood Schools Show Community Spirit During Parades

Eureka, Lafayette and Rockwood Summit students march in paradesOn Oct. 1-2, the Eureka and Lafayette communities gathered for parades to celebrate their community spirit. Lafayette High held its Homecoming parade on the evening of Oct. 1, and multiple Rockwood schools located in Eureka participated in the annual Eureka Days parade on the morning of Oct. 2.

On Oct. 8, the Rockwood Summit Hugh community gathered in Fenton to celebrate its homecoming parade.

Learn more about -- and see some images from -- each of these festive occassions.

Lafayette High Homecoming Parade (Oct. 1)

The Lafayette community celebrated Homecoming with a Friday night parade, starting at Green Pines Elementary and ending at Lafayette High! Student groups and staff members from Lafayette and Babler, Chesterfield, Ellisville and Green Pines elementary schools participated in the parade, interacting with spectators from the community.

See a Facebook photo gallery from the parade.

Green Pines students participate in the Lafayette Homecoming parade Two Lafayette members of Homecoming Court smile during the Homecoming parade Chesterfield Elementary students participate in the Lafayette Homecoming parade Children wait for candy to be thrown to them at the Lafayette Homecoming parade

Eureka Days Parade (Oct. 2)

It may have rained on this year’s Eureka Days Parade, but that didn’t dampen the spirits of those who turned out to celebrate! Hundreds of spectators donned their rain gear and lined Central Ave. in downtown Eureka on Saturday for the annual event, cheering as participants made their way down the parade route. This year’s theme was “Eureka Homecoming.”

Interim Superintendent Dr. Tim Ricker, Rockwood Board of Education Director Tom Dunn and Eureka High School Principal Dr. Corey Sink were on a Rockwood school bus waving to spectators and tossing candy to folks along the way. “It was a great day, despite the weather, to come together and celebrate with members of the Eureka community,” said Ricker. “It was a pleasure to participate and see all the folks who turned out.” In addition to those on the school bus, staff and students from Eureka High as well as Blevins, Eureka and Geggie elementary schools also participated.

See a Facebook photo gallery from the parade.

Geggie Elementary students participate in the Eureka Days Parade Children smile as they wait for candy to be thrown to them at the Eureka Days Parade Rockwood representatives wave and toss candy from a school bus at the Eureka Days Parade Blevins Elementary students and staff members participate in the Eureka Days Parade

Rockwood Summit Homecoming Parade (Oct. 8)

The Fenton community gathered for the Rockwood Summit homecoming parade on Friday, Oct. 8. 

The parade, which started at Rockwood South Middle and ended at Rockwood Summit, featured student groups from Rockwood Summit, Rockwood South, and Bowles, Kellison, Stanton and Uthoff Valley elementary schools.

See a Facebook gallery from the parade.

A Rockwood South student participates in the Rockwood Summit homecoming parade A Rockwood Summit band member marches in the homecoming parade Two Stanton Elementary students smile at the Rockwood Summit homecoming parade A Uthoff Valley elementary student smiles at the Rockwood Summit homecoming parade