TROY, Ala. (TROJANVISION) — Troy University fraternities and sororities created floats for this year’s Homecoming Parade.
Floats were judged by members of Troy’s faculty. This year’s theme is based around the letters that make up TROY.
“It comes back to a speech that we heard Chancellor Hawkins give this past year and he spelled out the letters t-r-o-y and spelled out what each of those letters means to him,” Student Government Association (SGA) President Theo Thoenes explained. “We thought to ourselves what a great idea for the University as a whole. We have that Power T as our logo so we thought T is for TROY but it’s also for everything else. We encourage students to think what does ‘T’ stand for you in the TROY context.”
Each Greek life organization who participated in the competition put a lot of time into crafting their floats. Some floats took days to build while others took weeks.
“I spent about six weeks creating our float,” said Alpha Gamma Delta member Kylee Jednat. “We just had our float designed and drew out the design and then also getting all of our chapter members to pomp the tissue paper that goes onto the float. We also spent about four hours actually assembling and putting the float on the trailer.”
This year’s homecoming parade will take place on 3 Notch Street in downtown Troy on Saturday, Oct. 7. The parade begins at 10 a.m.
“It’s always such a big competition to see who brings those different levels of creativity and effort and new ideas to the table,” Thoenes said. “I think they’ve done an awesome job incorporating all those different ideas into the theme.”
After the parade, the Trojan football team is slated to take on the Arkansas State Wolves at 3 p.m. inside Veterans Memorial Stadium.