The Daily Eastern News

Remainder of Red, White, Blue Days festivities to begin this week

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief

July 3, 2019

People can celebrate Independence Day with the rest of the Charleston community over food, live entertainment, fireworks and more at the rest of the Red, White and Blue Days festivities this week. The rest of the Red, White and Blue Days will take place at Morton Park on Wednesday (July 3) and Thursday...

FEATURE PHOTO: Conducting the Community Band

Director Ginger Stanfield conducts the Charleston Community Band as it performs “Pop Culture” and “The Beach Boys' Greatest Hits” in the Band Rehearsal Room of the Doudna Fine Arts Center Tuesday evening.

Raine Zhu, Photographer

July 2, 2019

Director Ginger Stanfield conducts the Charleston Community Band as it performs “Pop Culture” and “The Beach Boys' Greatest Hits” in the Band Rehearsal Room of the Doudna Fine Arts Center Tuesday evening. The Band will meet on Thursday morning for the Red, White and Blue Days' Parade, which...

Mattoon Light Up the Night Parade kicks off Friday

Sara Maddox, Contributing Writer

December 6, 2018

The City of Mattoon is hosting its annual Celebrate Downtown Mattoon Light Up the Night Parade and Festival Friday, Dec. 7. The festival and parade will take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and be held in Mattoon’s downtown area between 15th and 21st streets on Broadway Avenue. Admission to this even...

Community celebrates with Fourth of July Parade

People dressed up as Uncle Sam and the American bald eagle wave to people, Wednesday afternoon at the Fourth of July Parade.

Jordan Boyer, Editor-in-Chief

July 4, 2018

Members of the community came out, despite the intense heat, to watch the Fourth of July Parade Wednesday afternoon. As the fire truck horns started to ring through the air, children started to jump with excitement to see the many different parade floats and to get a bunch of free candy. Two bro...

Charleston bundles up and hits the parade route

An Eastern cheerleader is held up along side the marching band at the homecoming parade on Seventh street.

Analicia Haynes and Jordan Boyer, Managing Editor and Photo Editor

October 22, 2017

  The sound of drums and horns echoed down Sixth and Seventh streets, hitting the Charleston Square and rattling the leaves off the trees early Saturday morning during this year’s Homecoming parade. Parents told their children “it’s coming, it’s coming,” as they grabbed their neon-colored...

Streets closed due to homecoming

Staff Report

October 21, 2016

Because of the Homecoming Parade, several streets will be closed off from parking 3 a.m. until noon on Saturday. Vehicles parked in the area during this time are subject to be towed. These streets include: 7th Street from Lincoln Avenue to Monroe Avenue, 6th Street from Monroe Avenue to Polk Avenu...

Homecoming Parade to bring out community

Chrissy Miller, Staff Reporter

October 20, 2016

The annual Homecoming Parade is coming back to Eastern to create school spirit for the students and community alike at 9:30 a.m. this Saturday on 6th Street -Division Street. Tyler Vollmer, a graduate assistant in the student life department, said, the parade is open to the community. Everyone fro...

Homecoming Parade seeks more inclusiveness

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter

October 2, 2016

Homecoming is two weeks away, and with it participants in this year’s Homecoming parade will soon be marching through the streets of Charleston. Applications to be in the parade from the community are due Friday. Student applications are due Tuesday, Oct. 11. The theme for this year’s Homecoming...

Homecoming parade applications being taken

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter

September 29, 2016

Applications are currently available for organizations in the Eastern and Charleston area to join in the annual Homecoming parade. Homecoming will be during the week of Oct. 17 through Oct. 22. The parade is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 starting at 6th street. This year’s theme...

Picture gallery: Bagelfest parade

A Bagelfest banner was walked down the parade after the emergency vehicles to signal the beginning of the rest of the parade, which celebrated the 30th anniversary of the event.

Tony Komada, Online Editor

July 18, 2015

The Bagelfest parade kicked off at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Mattoon's unique event to signify their importance with Lender's Bagels....

Homecoming parade draws out Charleston residents

Homecoming parade draws out Charleston residents

Samantha Middendorf, Entertainment Editor

October 26, 2014

Charleston residents were welcomed with warm, sunny skies at the annual Homecoming parade Saturday. Eastern students, alumni and Charleston residents lined the sidewalk of the parade route, which started at the corner of Lincoln Ave. and Seventh St. and led to Sixth St., Polk Ave. and Division St. unti...

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