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2013-05-09 / Community News

Homecoming



This section features pictures from last week’s Homecoming! Jean Dowdy, pictured above, was the Parade Marshal for this year’s event. This section features pictures from last week’s Homecoming! Jean Dowdy, pictured above, was the Parade Marshal for this year’s event.

Madeline Stifflemire was one of several classmates from the LHS Class of 1973 who were in the parade. Madeline Stifflemire was one of several classmates from the LHS Class of 1973 who were in the parade.

Members of the United Methodist Church’s M & M afternoon group are pictured above. Members of the United Methodist Church’s M & M afternoon group are pictured above.

Solid Rock Day Care had a “solid” crowd of youngsters walking and riding in their parade entry! Solid Rock Day Care had a “solid” crowd of youngsters walking and riding in their parade entry!

My Friend’s House Day School had their children dress as some of their favorite story book characters. My Friend’s House Day School had their children dress as some of their favorite story book characters.

Linda Patschke was chosen as this year’s Citizen of the Year by the Lexington Chamber of Commerce. She is seen above, riding in the parade. Linda Patschke was chosen as this year’s Citizen of the Year by the Lexington Chamber of Commerce. She is seen above, riding in the parade.


Texey Goad (above) and Phil Richardson (left) rode in the parade as members of Heaven’s Highway Riders. Texey Goad (above) and Phil Richardson (left) rode in the parade as members of Heaven’s Highway Riders.

Laura Ann Ashcraft and Oscar Hillegeist, Class of 1945, did not ride in the parade, but they got to catch up during Homecoming! Laura Ann Ashcraft and Oscar Hillegeist, Class of 1945, did not ride in the parade, but they got to catch up during Homecoming!

Jaiden and Arden smile for the camera, in between parade participants throwing handfuls of candy to them and their fellow parade watchers! Jaiden and Arden smile for the camera, in between parade participants throwing handfuls of candy to them and their fellow parade watchers!

Jadyn Miller and Nathan Lindgren ride in the back of their grandparents’ golf cart during the parade. Jadyn Miller and Nathan Lindgren ride in the back of their grandparents’ golf cart during the parade.

Carsen Jones, along with her wolf dog, Lacoda, were walking participants in the parade. Carsen Jones, along with her wolf dog, Lacoda, were walking participants in the parade.

Homecoming would not be complete without the mass quantity of children in attendance! Pictured above are Jace Smith, William Ramsey, Lincoln Bryan, Kyle Freeman and Georgia Ramsey. Homecoming would not be complete without the mass quantity of children in attendance! Pictured above are Jace Smith, William Ramsey, Lincoln Bryan, Kyle Freeman and Georgia Ramsey.

The American Legion has a strong presence in Lexington. They are a “regular” in the annual Homecoming Parade, as seen above. The American Legion has a strong presence in Lexington. They are a “regular” in the annual Homecoming Parade, as seen above.

William Dowdy, holding one of his granddaughters, Harper Stanley, was searching for the perfect spot to watch the parade, along with his daughter, Kayla Stanley. William Dowdy, holding one of his granddaughters, Harper Stanley, was searching for the perfect spot to watch the parade, along with his daughter, Kayla Stanley.

Lance Walch, Pastor of Forest Grove Christian Church, is seen with his wife, Jennifer, and their son, Sam. Lance Walch, Pastor of Forest Grove Christian Church, is seen with his wife, Jennifer, and their son, Sam.

LHS 2007 grad, Jimmy Dale Terrell, is seen with his fiance, Esther Hudson, as they wait for the parade to begin. LHS 2007 grad, Jimmy Dale Terrell, is seen with his fiance, Esther Hudson, as they wait for the parade to begin.


Lee County Judge, Paul Fischer, (above) Sheriff Rodney Meyer (left), and Lee County Treasurer, Lindy Krause, (right), are more “staples” in the Homecoming Parade! Lee County Judge, Paul Fischer, (above) Sheriff Rodney Meyer (left), and Lee County Treasurer, Lindy Krause, (right), are more “staples” in the Homecoming Parade!


Several Volunteer Fire Departments were part of the parade, including Tanglewood, seen represented above by two young firefighters who were greeting the youngsters and throwing candy. Several Volunteer Fire Departments were part of the parade, including Tanglewood, seen represented above by two young firefighters who were greeting the youngsters and throwing candy.

Several members of the Lee County 4H Riders rode in the parade. Several members of the Lee County 4H Riders rode in the parade.

Bob Hasselbush rode his zero turning mower in the parade, complete with twin American flags! Bob Hasselbush rode his zero turning mower in the parade, complete with twin American flags!

Tana Renfro (above), with her “baby”, Abby, rode her favorite vintage VW Bug in the parade, as did her father, Louis Knipstein (right)! Tana Renfro (above), with her “baby”, Abby, rode her favorite vintage VW Bug in the parade, as did her father, Louis Knipstein (right)!

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