Southlake — The Carroll Dragons Homecoming Parade is heading back to Southlake Town Square.The Southlake City Council approved use of the popular destination for the homecoming festivities and other school events for three years.The goal of the move is to reunite community involvement with the school.According to the permit request, “The decision to move this event, as well as other CISD parade events, back to Southlake Town Square has been made in an effort to rekindle the missed spirit of community involvement within this unique downtown environment.”Julie Thannum, Carroll Independent School District spokeswoman, said Southlake residents have been asking for the move.“Back by popular demand is the way we would say it,” said Thannum at a recent City Council meeting. “A lot of people missed the parade at Town Square.”The return was passed unanimously after Mayor John Terrell expressed his interest in having the event at Southlake Town Square.“I am one of those people that have missed the parade. I think it’s a wonderful community event and look forward to it,” he said.Carroll Dragons will parade through Town Square and host a pep rally and carnival fundraiser from 4:30 to 7:45 p.m. on Sept. 25. The event will mostly take place in the central area of the square. The parade will wind through Grand Avenue West to Grand Avenue, then corner Rustin Park on Fountain Place.Carnival festivities will take place at Rustin Park around the fountain. This year’s homecoming king and queen will be announced from the Town Hall balcony.
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