Your passport around the world, Tech prepares for homecoming parade - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/9/09

Your passport around the world, Tech prepares for homecoming parade

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By Ann Wyatt Little - bio | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -   This weekend you have the chance to take a trip around the world and you don't have to leave Lubbock that's because Texas Tech's homecoming game against Kansas State is Saturday and this year's theme is "passport to the world." Since Monday, the campus has celebrated with many events. Expect to see sights from all over the world from India and Rome to Paris and even around the United States. Each group that participates selects a theme and sticks with it all week.

Delta Tau Delta teamed up with Delta Delta Delta to take Lubbock to Miami. They have spent nearly 60 hours during the past two weeks building their float using 60,000 pomps to decorate. They have used more than 60,000 parade pomps or pieces of tissue paper to decorate their float. It features a tiki bar, palm trees and blow-up dolphins. The parade is the culmination of homecoming events.

The fraternities and sororities are just one of five different categories in this year's parade. Homecoming Chair Brittany Perot says the idea behind the travel theme is to get as many people involved as possible.

"We really wanted a theme that would reach out to many knowing that so many cultures are represented at Tech we really wanted everyone to be a part of it," says Perot.

The parade starts tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. The vehicles will line up along Broadway and 13th street. They will travel down Broadway all the way to the Tech campus. The route will then wind through campus on 16th street to end of the parade site at 18th and Indiana.

To keep that Red Raider spirit going before Saturday's game a pep rally and bonfire will be held at Urbanovsky Park.

President Guy Bailey will be speaking and The Goin' Band will be playing. The Saddle Tramps will light the fire sometime around 9:45 p.m. and NewsChannel 11 will be there.

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