Christmas, Mardi Gras and the Fourth of July in September: The sights of Lancer Day 2014

LANCER VILLAGE, KAN.: Hundreds of SM East students marched down Mission Road Friday afternoon as part of the annual Lancer Day festivities, with this year’s parade theme being “holidays.” Ample photos follow:

Led by the color guard and the marching band, the parade stretched from 71st Street to 75th Street along Mission Road.
Led by the color guard and the marching band, the parade stretched from 71st Street to 75th Street along Mission Road.

ROTC_Color_Guard

The inimitable Vicki Arndt Helgesen. Also known as Yoda.
The inimitable Vicki Arndt Helgesen. Also known as Yoda.
Principal John McKinney joined administrators from the district in cars that followed the color guard.
Principal John McKinney joined administrators from the district in cars that followed the color guard.
The gymnastics team cartwheeled its way to the Village Shops.
The gymnastics team cartwheeled its way to the Village Shops.

Dogs

SM East's cheerleaders had a military theme to their float.
SM East’s cheerleaders had a military theme to their float.

Valentines

Christmas_Truck

Mardi_Gras

I hope they reuse those costumes for actual Halloween...
I hope they reuse those costumes for actual Halloween…

Soccer_Teams

The parade culminates with a pep rally at the Village Shops, where Prairie Village Mayor Ron Shaffer read a proclamation officially renaming the city "Lancer Village" for one day.
The parade culminates with a pep rally at the Village Shops, where Prairie Village Mayor Ron Shaffer read a proclamation officially renaming the city “Lancer Village” for one day.

Kick off for the first home game of the season, against SM South (at SM South stadium, oddly enough) is 7 p.m. See you there!