students put a lot of thought, time and effort into their class
floats and it showed.
There was a clever and colorful float based on the
board game “Sorry” by the freshmen class.
A very cool looking float based on the card game “Uno” was created
by the sophomore class.
The junior class opted to display their imagination and show their
class spirit by re-creating the board game “Operation” while using a
Tiger as their patient. The back of the junior float sent the
message “No G.U.T.S, No glory, No Railers, No Story.”
Last but not least the senior class threw it back to the old school
video game Super Mario Kart with their creative float. This very
talented senior class, which is just a dynamite group of kids,
appropriately displayed the words “Final Level 2018” at the end of
Class of 2018 ~ leading the way, set a fine example for the
underclassmen and making memories ~ it just doesn’t get any better
Homecoming Royalty was also featured in the parade and this year’s
King Dylan Chaudoin
Queen Laine Brickey
Eddie Combs and Natalie Phillips
Dustyn Gaston and Paityn Hughes
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The 2017 Grand Marshall of the Homecoming Parade was Becky Thornton.
The parade was truly spectacular Friday afternoon as it made its way
around the courthouse square. So many community organizations were
represented and so many young kids took part, making Homecoming 2017
a heartwarming community event.
Local junior high bands and sports teams representing the junior
high and high school also showed their support of the Railers adding
to the festivities. The bass fishing team even pulled their boat.
The FFA featured a float with members on it and, of course, young
men drove tractors. Appropriately those tractors were red and green.
Colors just perfect for the Railers.
At the end of the parade, it was all about the Lincoln football
program, deservedly so as it was their night on the field. First
floats carried dozens of young future Railer football players. Then
at the very end it was the Railer football team and the cheerleaders
riding atop a Lincoln Rural Fire and Rescue truck. You just can’t
beat that feeling of seeing the joy radiate from these kids’ faces
atop a local fire truck.
Beautifully done, Lincoln, beautifully done. The memories will be