The excitement was palpable on Oct. 10 as Woodland Park High School students lined up for the start of the 2012 Homecoming Parade that would soon take them walking down U.S. 24 through downtown Woodland Park.
The parade was led by members of the Woodland Park Police Department, Northeast Teller County Fire Protection District and the Woodland Park Boy Scout Troop 230 color guard. Following them were the cheerleading squad, the marching band and high school royalty. After that floats and vehicles lined up on a first-come basis.
The highway was lined with spectators and the town, local businesses and even the people were painted in green and white. The parade started in front of Taco Bell and ended at Fairview Avenue. After the parade, nearly everybody in attendance walked to Gateway Elementary School for the homecoming bonfire. The WPHS football team took on Mitchell High School on Oct. 12.