FVSU Student Group Preps Float for Homecoming Parade | News
One of the many activities during Fort Valley State University's Homecoming week is the homecoming parade. Students and members of the community take over the streets of Fort Valley with floats.
The AgriDemics, an agriculture department student group, are well into making their float for Saturday's parade. This year's theme is 'School Daze,' and the movie 'Grease' inspired their float.
"A lot of people thought of the Spike Lee movie, and I was thinking there may be a lot of people to do that, so another thing that's kind of older that reminds you of that is kind of 'Grease,'" said Katherine Kirby.
The students built their own version of 'Greased Lightning.'
"We could have the old car which we made into a truck that's more on the agriculture side, and we named it the 'Corn Cruiser' instead of 'Greased Lightning,'" said Kirby.
The student group built the float from scratch and they say that gives them the competitive edge.
"We build our own floats. We are the only student organization that does that. Everybody else pays somebody else. They give them an idea, tell them what they want, and they pay," said John Levell Miles.
The parade will start on Main Street in Downtown Fort Valley on Saturday morning at 9. The winners are announced during the Homecoming game. The first prize is $300.