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Volunteers needed for Homecoming parade


Ohio University needs volunteers for this year's Homecoming parade, themed "Better than the Best Ever" in honor of the late Ron Socciarelli, the beloved conductor of the Marching 110 for nearly 20 years.

The parade begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, but volunteers will be needed as early as 6 a.m. to help with set-up duties. The greatest volunteers are needed during the parade to walk with floats to maintain safe distance and to ensure the safety of participants and spectators.

Volunteers are needed for the following tasks with the opportunity to gain up to six hours of community service:

•  Set-Up Volunteers (6 to 10 a.m.)
•  Chalk line-up areas for floats and participants
•  Check in with all parade participants to ensure line-up properly coordinated
•  Communicate with parade participants to answer questions and enforce safety expectations
•  Parade Walkers (9:30 a.m.-noon)
•  Walk alongside floats and banners in the parade to maintain safe atmosphere

The parade lasts up to two hours, but all walkers would need to be in place by 9:30 a.m. to check in with advisers. Expect to remain at the event until approximately noon. All volunteers will receive a small breakfast, Homecoming volunteer T-shirt, as well as a $10 gift card to Baker University Center.

A mandatory volunteer meeting will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, in the Baker University Center Theatre.