Richmond Hill High School’s homecoming parade will be held on campus and feature floats but no riders.
Athletic Director Mickey Bayens said the parade will begin at 6 p.m. on Sept. 15. Public parking around the school will close down at 5:45 p.m.
Superintendent Paul Brooksher told the school board at its August work session that the homecoming parades at Richmond Hill and Bryan County high schools would be contained to their respective campuses and that students would not be riding on floats.
The Wildcats face Grovetown at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16 in their homecoming game. The Redskins host Jeff Davis at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21 for their homecoming game. Exact details of Bryan County’s parade have not been released.
At Richmond Hill, the band’s practice field behind the softball field will be used as a staging area for floats. The parade will proceed around the far north end of the school and turn left on Harris Trail, then turn right on Wildcat Drive and end just past the tennis courts in front of the baseball field. Student groups with floats will walk along side of them.
Public parking will be allowed in front of the west campus area, as well as the lots on either side of the main entrance.
The RHHS parade in years past started at the South Bryan County Recreation Center and proceeded down Timber Trail, turning right on Harris Trail and then right on Wildcat Drive.
Bryan County Schools and several people involved with the Richmond Hill cheerleading program were named in a lawsuit filed in July by John and Michelle Fortner, the parents of Jayden Fortner, a cheerleader who last October was injured while riding on a float in the Wildcat homecoming parade. More information is available at: http://www.bryancountynews.com/archives/45405/.