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Granville Central hosts homecoming parade

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STEM Students, parents, children and adults lined the street in front of town hall all the way down to the post office to see the second annual Granville Central homecoming parade Oct. 18 before the school’s football game against Warren County.

Stem Police Chief Mike Beal and Student Resource Officer Benji Laws led the parade down the street.

The Marching Panthers treated those in attendance to a performance as they made their way toward the end of the parade. The school administration, led by principal Janita Allen and assistant principals Dwayne Waddey and Kelly Helner, danced their way down the street behind the band.

Members of the homecoming court struck poses as they rolled by in shiny vehicles. The Granville Central cheerleaders marched in time to the beat of the band. To conclude the proceedings, the Panthers’ football team rolled by cheering out of the windows of the activity buses.

Granville Central went on to defeat Warren County 51-14 for homecoming.

“We have wanted to become more involved with Granville Central High School and this is our second year hosting the homecoming parade,” Stem’s Mayor Casey Dover said. “We hope next year will be even better.”