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Village Homecoming Parade to Precede Annual Homer v. Cortland Rivalry Game

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Tonight’s (October 4) the annual rivalry football game between Cortland and Homer High Schools, which also caps off Homecoming week for Homer students.

The entire community is invited to a special homecoming parade that will begin at 6 p.m. in the village, which will include various student teams, clubs and organizations from Homer School District.

During the procession, Main Street will be closed off, as Chief Bob Pitman and Homer Police lead a procession to Cayuga Street, before following along Nixon Avenue up to Homer High School for the game at Butts Field.

Homer High School students will showcase their class banners and have their annual banner contest judged by residents of the Elizabeth Brewster House.

A large turnout is expected in the stands for tonight’s game.

Historically, it’s the 41st ever meeting between the two teams, with Homer leading in the series 24-15 (with one tie).

For those driving to the game, Chief Pitman says overflow parking has been provided by St. Margarets in their large lot at the corner of Copeland and Cortland Avenues. If that gets full, the church lot itself will open up.

A free shuttle bus to and from the overflow parking areas will run every 10-15 minutes, dropping off at the north end of the field next to the stadium entrance.

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