Batavia on Wednesday held it annual homecoming parade, providing both excitement and the latest reminder of the football team's game against Streamwood Friday night.
"It's kind of an old-fashioned feeling where the kids come through town on trucks and fire trucks," Bulldogs coach Dennis Piron said. "In a town like Batavia, it still feels like a small town at times. I really want to thank our mayor and our officials and our police force and our administration, because it's not an easy thing to do."
Piron, a Batavia alum, has seen homecoming through multiple vantage points. He still gets a kick out of the younger children lining the streets.
"Boy, they love a parade," Piron said, "and it's a good time in our town."