The 2014 Smith-Cotton Homecoming Parade is set for Friday, October 17. Students and organizations have been busy preparing floats and for the parade in Downtown Sedalia.

Lineup for the Homecoming Parade begins at 3 p.m. Friday. The parade starts at the junior high and makes its way north on Massachusetts Avenue to 7th Street, heads west on 7th to Ohio Avenue, north on Ohio to Main Street, west on Main to Osage Avenue then south on Osage.

The Sedalia School District Foundation’s Annual Tailgate Party begins at 5 p.m. Friday at Jennie Jaynes Stadium. This complimentary cookout (donations accepted) allows alumni a chance to spend time visiting with classmates, friends and family.

The Smith-Cotton Tigers take on the Center High Yellowjackets, with kickoff at 7 p.m. Friday.

On Saturday, the Smith-Cotton Junior High campus will be open 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. for tours, and Smith-Cotton High School will be open from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. A pancake and sausage breakfast will be offered in the cafeteria inside the FEMA building at the junior high. Tickets: $4 in advance or $5 at the door. Call the Foundation office at 660-829-2562 to reserve advance tickets. Entertainment will be provided by “Future Alumni” from Sedalia School District 200, including the Parkview Pizzazz show choir.