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Bob Jones High School gears up for annual parade

MADISON COUNTY, Ala. - Come this Thursday Bob Jones High School will be marching to the beat of the drum on the streets of Madison County for their annual parade.

"We all look forward to it each year. It's homecoming; it's finally here. We get excited and I think that passion is shown in all of the work we do for the parade," Bob Jones Senior Alex Clark said.

The parade is just one of many activities happening for the Patriots, the purpose of the parade is to get the students, alumni, teachers, and community excited about the big homecoming game this Friday against the Florence Falcons.

"You don't even have to know a lot about Bob Jones. I mean most people do because it's in the middle of the city. It's just a family fun-filled event," Bob Jones Assistant Principal Amy Thaxton said.

The parade kicks off Thursday starting at 5:30, so expect road closures. Madison Police say Hughes road will be close to traffic between Portal Lane and Eastview Drive starting at 5:15 pm.

The parade procession will travel north on Hughes road, from Portal Lane to Bob Jones High School. You can expect to make alternative travel plans between 5:30 & 7:00 PM.

The Madison Police Department says they will be providing public safety and traffic control for the event.