Natchitoches’ downtown riverbank was standing room only as hundreds of fired up Demon fans gathered for NSU’s traditional Homecoming Parade and pep rally Friday, November 3. The fun began on campus as cars with the members of the Homecoming Honor Court were joined by colorful floats representing various student organizations. Led by the NSU Cheerleaders, Pom Line and Demon Dazzlers, the parade of cars and floats made its way down Second St. to the riverbank stage. Eager Demon fans from the campus and community lined the streets along the parade route and were treated to candy and beads thrown from the cars and floats.
The parade ended at the downtown riverbank where the accomplished young men and women of the Homecoming Honor Court were introduced. The NSU Spirit groups performed, and the Spirit of Northwestern gave a rousing rendition of the NSU fight song. The NSU volleyball team, whose Saturday match against McNeese drew record attendance and was the center point of the NSU Homecoming festivities, was introduced to the crowd of fans. The evening ended with a free concert.
NSU brings quality NCAA Division I sports as well as superb theater and musical performances to our area, all either free or at a modest cost. Our community is immeasurably enriched by the energy and talents of some truly wonderful young men and women who make our community better while they are attending NSU. Come on out and take advantage of a great opportunity – and enjoy some quality sports and entertainment. Fork ‘em Demons!