Wantagh paused for a parade Saturday.
Nassau Police closed Wantagh Avenue at Jerusalem and locals gathered along sidewalks and street corners to watch the Wantagh High School Homecoming Parade.
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The American Legion took the lead. The veterans in full dress, followed shortly by the Warriors Marching Band, gave the parade its attitude and soundtrack.
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School board members, cheerleaders and the Homecoming court each glided down the thoroughfare. The sophomore class float, featuring a Rock of Ages theme, was voted the best – and it rocked!
And before you knew it, the gathering had moved on down to the high school and spilled into the bleachers. There was a football game yet to play. Hint: Wantagh won.