Illinois College seeks entries for Homecoming Parade

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JACKSONVILLE – Illinois College announces it is seeking community members to participate in its annual homecoming parade on Saturday, September 26 at 10 AM.

The parade will take place around Jacksonville. Staging will occur in the Jacksonville High School Bowl and Grace United Methodist Church parking lots.

The parade route is as follows: Entries will step off at the corner of West State Street and Church Street and head east on State to the Historic Jacksonville Downtown Square. Parade entries will travel around the southwest corner of the square before turning south on South Main, and then west onto West College Avenue. The parade will then travel west down College and turn left onto Park Street before disbanding at the corner of Park and Edgehill Road.

Those spectating are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on while watching the parade.

Registration forms can be downloaded here. Forms can also be picked up in person at the Campus Events Office at 232 Park Street. The deadline for entry is Friday, September 11.

Additional information about the parade route or registration is available by contacting Director of Campus Events Katie Carls by phone at 217-245-3112 or by email at

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