Bring on your floats, your banners and your school spirit, Catamounts!

Western Carolina University will kick off homecoming, 2012 with a parade on Main St. in Sylva on October 5 at 6:15 p.m.

There will be student floats, the homecoming court, the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band, WCU cheerleaders and more.

On Thursday evening, participating Catamounts were on the UC lawn decorating banners for their floats as well as painting pumpkins and enjoying free pizza and a live band. See the audio slideshow.

“It’s really important to Alpha Xi Delta that we support WCU with our school spirit during the parade and for the game,” said Emily Orr, AZD sister.

Following the parade, alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends are invited to enjoy music, dance and food on WCU’s Central Plaza, adjacent to the Alumni Tower, beginning at 8 p.m.