Parade decorating contest underway

The Indian Lake 9th annual Homecoming parade will take place on Thursday, Sept. 21, starting at 6:30 p.m. The parade route will begin at the intersection of township Road 239 and Paradise Island and end at McDonald’s with a community pep rally.

All area businesses have been invited to participate by decorating the windows of their businesses for the parade. A contest will take place for the best decorated window based on “Theme” and “Indian Lake Spirit.” Even businesses not on the parade route are encouraged to participate.

This year’s theme is “music.” Businesses may choose to decorate their windows based on their favorite music genre or simply on their Laker Pride. Who will be the first business to decorate the windows based on famous the 60’s & 70’s pop band the Cowsills, who sing the lake’s anthem, hit song “Indian Lake?” The Cowsills just recently announce that they are the self-appointed Ambassadors to Indian Lake Ohio, their favorite Indian Lake of all.

The Indian Lake High School football team will be battling against the Jonathan Alter Patriots at this year’s homecoming game.

“I believe this is a great opportunity for our community to come together to show their pride and support of Indian Lake,” said Andrea Jacobs, Student Council Advisor and Head Varsity Cheer Coach.

The Indian Lake High School Student Council has partnered with the Russells Point Police Department to coordinate the parade.

The council will visit businesses for the judging of the contest on Wednesday, Sept. 20. The winner will be announced at the community pep rally on Thursday evening following the parade. A traveling Laker Spirit Plaque will be awarded to the winning business.

Any business interested in participating in the contest may contact Andrea Jacobs at (937) 935-8662 or at

Any business wanting to be judged must notify the Indian Lake Student Council by Friday, Sept. 15.

Homecoming parade seeks area business support

By Ron Brohm

Contributing writer

Ron Brohm is a regular contributor to this paper.