WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Hundreds of West Lafayette residents, Purdue students and alumni got the train going for homecoming weekend.
The Purdue All-American Marching Band got the Boilermaker Night Train Parade underway at 8 p.m. Friday with band uniforms lit up with fluorescent lights. Of course, Purdue Pete followed close behind.
Starting at the intersection of Pierce and State Street, the route weaved through campus before ending at Mackey Arena.
A number of young children got to stay up past their bedtime to cheer on the extravaganza, as well as get some of the candy that was being handed out by the bucketful.
This year's theme was Coming Home.
It featured a number of floats from different campus groups as well as the members of the homecoming court waving from the backs of convertibles, and even a girl scout troop or two.
The homecoming king and queen will be crowned during Saturday morning's 211 degree session beginning at 9:49 a.m.
There's also a family friendly celebration on the Stadium Mall from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Both events are free and open to the public.
Pride Lafayette Inc. is commending the mayors of Lafayette and West Lafayette for their stance against a proposed constitutional ban of same-sex marriage, but other major community entities have yet to take a stand for or against it.
Residents who want to have their voice heard through the written word during controversial zoning requests will have to keep it short, sweet and get it in under deadline.
Feast of the Hunters' Moon has come and gone, but Wednesday night organizers said thank you.