WTAMU celebrates tradition during homecoming week

West Texas A&M University's homecoming celebrations continued with its annual parade down 4th Street, and if there were two words on everyone's mind in was, 'Go Buffs.'

This year's theme, "Thunder is Coming," brought out all the maroon-and-white as the town celebrated its 2013 homecoming.

Chelsea Sparks, a former athletic trainer for WTAMU waited for one of the last floats in the parade to see her husband and kids."Homecoming is huge for WT." Sparks said. "Everybody is the entire community gets involved with it."

WTAMU's Senior, Sergio Castillo, played in his last homecoming game, and said today is all about making memories.

"I've been here for four years. This is my first homecoming that I came to. I like the atmosphere, it's very family oriented. It's pretty good. I like it," Castillo said.

But for others who are ready to make the transformation into college, it's a whole different experience. Angellica McCraw is a junior at Canyon High School who participated in the Fair on the Square, selling baked goods and jewelry.

"It kind of provides a new aspect of how to view things for college. I think it's a really good experience to meet people who are actually in college so they can give you advice," McCraw said.

The Canyon Chamber of Commerce hosts Fair on the Square, a chance for those in school and those returning to enjoy a university tradition.

WTAMU's Junior, Brittany Castillo said, "I think these events are really important because it really brings WT, the campus, and the Canyon community together. So everyone gets to mingle and have fun, and it's homecoming, so the alumni come home and everyone gets to see each other. It's a fun thing."