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HPU Homecoming 2018 festivities to include bonfire, fireworks and parade

Parade Route MapBROWNWOOD – October 24, 2018 – Howard Payne University will host The Carnival of Blue and Gold: Homecoming 2018 on Friday, November 2, and Saturday, November 3. Among the free events open to the public are a bonfire and fireworks and the annual Homecoming parade.

Bonfire on the Bayou and the fireworks display will take place at Riverside Park on Friday evening following an HPU pep rally. The pep rally begins at 8:45 p.m. with the bonfire slated to begin at 9 p.m. and the fireworks to begin at 9:30 p.m. Bonfire on the Bayou is sponsored by Visit Early Texas.

This year’s HPU Homecoming parade, beginning Saturday at 10 a.m., will follow the same route as previous years. Beginning at Brownwood Coliseum, the parade will travel north on Baker St., turn left onto Center Ave., move across Austin Ave. and enter the HPU campus. The procession will end in front of HPU’s Doakie Day Art Center on Center Ave. The best areas to view the parade are downtown and on campus along Center Ave.

The parade, sponsored by Bruner Auto Group, will feature student-designed floats and other attractions including the Homecoming Honorees, HPU Yellow Jacket Marching Band and the HPU mascot, Buzzsaw.

Community organizations interested in participating in the parade can register online at A complete schedule of Homecoming events is available at the same address.


Cutline: Map showing the route for HPU’s 2018 Homecoming parade

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