Update at 2:49 p.m.:Courthouse park was crowded with Sonora High School Wildcat fans for the Homecoming Parade. Students in the Golden Regiment Band marched down Washington Street and many other students rode on various vehicles as seen in the photos.
Tonight at Homecoming the Wildcats football team will take on the Lindon Lions on Dunlavey Field as detailed here. The junior varsity football teams will play at 5:30 p.m.; the varsity game gets underway at about 7:00 pm. During Sonora’s varsity game half time the homecoming queen will be crowned. The Queen Candidates are Suzanna Ellis, Jessamyn Skutches, Riley Peterson, Victoria “Tori” French and Shara Rosasco. After the game students are welcome to attend the annual Homecoming dance.
Original post at 9:17 a.m.
Sonora, CA– Revelers will take over downtown Sonora this afternoon to celebrate Sonora High’s Homecoming.
Several streets will be closed beginning at about 1:15 p.m. and remain shut down until 3 p.m.
Wildcat fans will crowd the streets for their Homecoming Parade at 2:20 p.m.. Students in the Golden Regiment Band will march down Washington Street/Highway 49 and the homecoming court will be escorted in various vehicles. Shop windows in historic downtown Sonora have been decorated with displays of this year’s theme: fairy tales. The four class floats are decorated as Princess and the Pea for the Freshman, Sword in the Stone for Sophomores, Hansel and Gretel for the Juniors, and the Senior’s float has a Jack and the Bean Stalk theme.
Following the parade the Golden Regiment Band will perform several songs in Courthouse Park. The band is celebrating 35 years with a dinner, a commemorative 35th anniversary T-shirt and more, details are here.
Sonora Police provide these parade details:
- Washington Street (SR 49) will be closed to all traffic between Snell Street and Church Street from approx. 2:15 pm to 3:00 pm. In addition, School Street will be closed from approx. 1:30 pm to 2:15 pm for parade staging purposes.
- The parade will leave Sonora High School and enter Snell Street from School Street. It will travel south on Snell Street and onto Washington Street. From Washington Street, it will then turn right onto Stockton Road, right again onto South Green Street and end at Courthouse Park.
- Following the parade, the Golden Regiment Band will perform in Courthouse Park for approx. 15 minutes. During the band’s performance, Green Street will be closed between Bradford and Yaney streets. There will be no parking allowed on Green Street between Yaney Street and Stockton Road during the parade. These areas will be posted with “No Parking” signs.
- If you are going to be in the downtown area during this time, the Sonora Police Department is asking you plan ahead and use alternate routes. Drivers are asked to be patient, as traffic flow will be extremely slow and congested in the downtown area before, during, and after the parade.