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1980 Homecoming Parade

The 1980 Celeste Homecoming Parade was the biggest ever. The 1980 Homecoming Queen was Shannon Barker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Barker of Celeste.

Curley Wallace, parade chairman, ends the Celeste '80 Homecoming Parade on his motorized rickshaw with the poster marked "The End."

Fantastic Parade

The following is a list of the parade entries for the '80 Celeste Homecoming: Mayor of Celeste, Farmersville Riding Club, antique cars of Merit, Jayne Williams' antique car, racing cars, Cub Scouts, Thursday Club, donkey wagon, large horse wagon, Baptist Church van, Celeste Drill Team, City secretary, Ernie and Lydia Thorp color bearer, Taco Villa of Greenville, Craft Club, Coffee Club, Decade Float, Leonard Drill Team, mascot and cheerleaders, Blue Ridge Drill Team and drummer, clown, Owens Country Sausage, donkey team, Lions Club, Gloria Peters City Judge, wagon and horse team from Leonard, Slim Carter, James Lee Milton, mini-hay ride, Greenville Automobile Club, Leonard Auto Club, Bonham Auto Club, Plano Fire truck, Leonard Fire truck, Celeste Fire truck, Oral Smith, Ricky's Conoco, Woody's, Love's, Charles Glasscock, M. S. Mfg., Celeste Insurance Agency, Clark TV, Warren Western Wear, Al and Dorothy Conine, Honey Bee, Branding Iron, Queen of the Parade Shannon Barker, Sheriff of Hunt County, Judge Terrell, Ray Murphy Chevrolet, Miss Leonard of 1980, City Council, bicycles, Bob Craigo piano, Celeste Auto Parts, Atkins Motors, Celeste Riding Club, Tractor and shredder, Gwen LaFavers Beauty Salon, and Mike's Wood Shop. (Picture of Shannon Barker, Picture of Curley Wallace)

(September 5, 1980, The Celeste Courier)

Submitted by Sarah Swindell

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