Michigan State University homecoming parade: 2017 edition

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On Friday, East Lansing citizens, Michigan State alumni, and students gathered along Grand River for the annual homecoming parade. Onlookers cheered as Grand Marshall Tyler Oakley, a 2012 graduate of Michigan State and YouTube star, rode past, along with the sounds of the Spartan Marching Band, among other areas high school’s bands. The kids all yelling when candy was thrown their way, as their parents tried to control them.
It may have been Michigan State’s homecoming, but the whole community was represented. When Clifford the Big Red Dog and Curious George rode by, the children cheered. The parade began at 6 p.m. along Abbot turning onto Grand River Avenue, and then proceeded to the campus entrance at Farm Lane. Thousands gathered along the parade route to enjoy not only the MSU homecoming but the community. Can’t forget the world’s most famous college mascot, Sparty who was at the head of the Spartan Marching band and cheerleaders.