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Entries being accepted for homecoming parade


Illinois College is accepting entries from community organizations interested in participating in the college’s annual homecoming parade on Saturday, October 13, at 10 a.m. in Jacksonville.

One of homecoming’s best loved events begins at the Illinois College Walkway intersection with Park Street, continues north to West College Avenue and then heads east along College to the Historic Jacksonville Downtown Square. The parade will disband at the Jacksonville Municipal Building. Parade goers are urged to bring a blanket, lawn chair or sit in the grandstands along Park Street.

This year alumni activities at homecoming will focus on alumni men and women who have served or are presently serving our country in the armed forces. Military alumni are invited to take part in the parade as a special entry as we celebrate a “Red, White and True Blue Forever” homecoming.

Community members who would like to place an entry in the parade are urged to download a registration form and return it to the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 1101 West College Avenue, Jacksonville, Illinois, 62650 by Friday, September 21.
About Illinois College

Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Ill. With an enrollment of about 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs and a Master of Arts in Education degree program. In 1932 the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at Illinois College, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.

Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

Visit or call 217-245-3467 for more information.

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