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Elgin shows off Homecoming spirit with parade, pep rally

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    The Elgin High School cheerleaders lead the crowd in a cheer, encouraging them to shout.
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    The Elgin Wildcat Band marches down Main Street with the parade.
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    Head football coach Jens Anderson (left) and team captain Cedric Truitt (right) address the crowd.
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    Much of Veterans Memorial Park and Depot Street were filled with Wildcat fans on Wednesday evening.
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    Choir director Cherisa Cromer leads the Elgin choir in a song for the crowd.
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    The Purple Diamonds performed for the crowd.
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    The crowd cheered loudly for the Purple Diamonds at the end of their dance routine.
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    After the pep rally, the band played some stands tunes.

On the Wednesday evening before last Friday's big Homecoming game, the community of Elgin got fired up to cheer on the Wildcats to victory with a parade down Main Street and a pep rally filling up Veterans Memorial Park and Depot Street.