Sept. 18, 2012. Lees-McRae College invites community businesses and organizations to participate in the annual Homecoming Parade on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 11 a.m. on Main Street in Banner Elk. Join parade grand marshal Dr. David Burleson, Avery County Superintendent of Schools, and his wife, Beth, along with LMC President Barry Buxton, Avery County High School Band, bagpipes and drums, clowns, the alumni float, LMC athletic teams, Wily the Bobcat, Banner Elk Volunteer Fire Department, Avery EMS, campus clubs and organizations and more. The parade is part of Homecoming Weekend festivities including class reunions, NCAA soccer and volleyball, Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony and the Performing Arts production of Legally Blonde, the musical. For a full schedule, visit go.lmc.edu/homecomingschedule. The parade will begin at 11 a.m. at Tate-Evans Park and end on campus. Line-up will start at 10 a.m. at the park. Those interested in participating in the parade should contact Allison Norris, dean of students, at Norrisa@lmc.edu or 828-898-8797.