O’Donnell Elementary School Principal Ed Brouch, a 1974 graduate of East Aurora High School, will serve as Grand Marshal for the homecoming parade that kicks off a week of celebration. Brouch is retiring at the end of this school year, after three decades in education and 10 years as principal at O’Donnell. To see a video about his start to the 2015-16 school year, go here. To learn more about Brouch, go here.
O’Donnell Elementary will be celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
The homecoming parade starts at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 30, in front of the high school at 500 Tomcat Lane. Dozens of East Aurora clubs and athletic teams will walk in the parade. The public is welcome to view the parade from anywhere on the route.
The parade will travel east on Fifth Avenue, then turn north on Smith Street, then west on Fourth Avenue, south on Union Street and finally return to the high school on Fifth Avenue.
The high school will be offering prizes to homes along the route that have the best Tomcat or Red and Black decorations. Gift cards to Olive Garden, IHOP, Regal Cinemas, Wendys and Subway will be awarded, as well as Tomcat spirit shirts.