High school to feature float in Governor#039;s inaugural parade

Published 12:00 am Saturday, January 13, 2007

Come Monday, January 15, bands, cars, floats and marchers from across the state will line up at Cramton Bowl to wind their way through the Capitol City for Governor Riley's inauguration parade that afternoon.

Those who plan to be in attendance should keep their eyes peeled for a float representing Greenville &#8220choo-choo-ing” along, as the Greenville High Express rolls through Montgomery.

&#8220I am not sure how this opportunity came about, but we were asked by the governor's office to have a float,” Greenville High School art teacher Stacey Edwards said.

&#8220I was told it could be either a school or city float. We decided to do what we know best, a school float.”

The locomotive theme Edwards designed is a take-off on the popular children's book and movie, &#8220The Polar Express.”

&#8220Our theme is ‘We Believe in Alabama' and we thought we could pull it off with this design,” the teacher said.

The entrants will be lining up at Cramton Bowl at 10 a.m. Monday with the parade scheduled at 1 p.m.

Edwards said to the best of her knowledge, the school's float is the only entry from Butler County.

&#8220We are very excited to have Greenville High School represent our city and county in the parade. It is a real honor for us to have been chosen,” GHS Principal Dr. Kathy Murphy said.