POMEROY — Hundreds of people lined the streets of Pomeroy Saturday afternoon to watch the annual Meigs Alumni Association’s “Reunion on the River” parade move through downtown Pomeroy.
The honor guard of Drew Webster Post 39, American Legion, led dozens of entries in the parade down Main Street. The school colors, maroon and gold, dominated the floats filled with alumni and kindergarten and elementary students. A sign on one elementary school float read “Where Marauder spirit begins.”
Football players rode on a float, and cheerleaders were perched on top a firetruck, one of several in the parade.
The 2013 Meigs Local Distinguished Alumni recognized at Friday night’s football game rode in antique cars, and the 2013 homecoming queen Carolann Stewart, and her attendants were in open convertibles.
A band composed of this year’s musicians and those of former years, about 150 strong, made music all the way as they marched down Main Street. Arriving downtown they assembled on Court Street for a short concert before disbanding.
The Alumni Association turned the lower parking lot into a playground for the children. Several inflatables were in place and there were games for the children. For the returning alumni, a variety of memorabilia was for sale.
Activities continued into the evening with a band playing on Court Street where several Meigs classes gathered before wrapping up another Reunion on the River weekend.