DSU holding Trojan Days parade Saturday

Dakota State University is planning to hold its Trojan Days parade on Saturday morning, starting at 10:00 a.m. on Egan Avenue in Madison.  This year’s homecoming theme at DSU is “Soaring Through the Decades”. 

         Mandy Parpart, DSU’s director of student engagement and leadership, said that this tradition is an opportunity for Madison businesses and a fun thing for the community.  Given the current pandemic, Parpart also referenced the public health campaign “It’s About Community,” currently underway through efforts of DSU and several community entities. The campaign advocates for mitigation methods such as wearing masks in area businesses.

         The parade will follow the traditional route from South to North on Egan Avenue, and spectators will be able to spread out throughout the blocks for social distancing.  Items may be given out, but those handing out the items will be wearing masks and gloves, and spectators can decline receiving the items as well. 

         For those not attending the parade on Saturday, KJAM and DSU are working together to livestream the parade. A link to the livestream can be found here.  KJAM will also again be announcing the parade on FM 103.1, with the help of KJAM’s Peg Roehrich and DSU Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Jim Jacobsen.