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Homecoming Parade 6 PM Friday

 The GAA and the Carolina Athletic Association invite you to attend this year's Homecoming parade. In supporting the spirit of Homecoming and assisting with festivities across campus, the GAA and CAA are working to instill enthusiasm and participation for parade goers and participants alike.

The parade will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17 at the Bell Tower, where parade entrants will assemble in the Bell Tower Parking Lot. The route will turn right onto South Road, left onto Raleigh Street, then turn left at Cameron Avenue and end at the Old Well.

With the help of Chapel Hill police and traffic control, the entire parade route will be closed to all other traffic, and parade entries can be viewed from both sides of each street. Please show your support for Homecoming by finding a spot along the route to cheer and greet those who have worked hard to bring you a campus parade.

Entries include student and community organizations, the UNC Marching Tar Heels, and Homecoming king and queen contestants. Creativity should be at a peak since prizes will be awarded in various categories.

If you are remaining on campus for "Late Night with Roy Williams," please stop by the Alumni Center for our Countdown Party, 7:30-9:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Food and beverages will be available for purchase, and the Alumni Hall will play host to former athletes, games and door prize giveaways, including tickets to the UNC-Duke men's basketball game. DJ Skip Ellis will be on hand to provide additional entertainment. The Countdown Party is serving as a great meeting spot for friends walking over to the Smith Center for the debut of Roy Williams at Carolina and the 2003-04 women's and men's basketball program.

Photo by Dan Sears, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Posted: 04/28/2010