Cranberry, OC parade, pep rally scheduled today

From staff reports

The combined Oil City and Cranberry homecoming festivities will step off today with a parade, bonfire and pep rally.

The parade, led by the Oiler marching band, will feature athletes who participate in fall sports at both schools. It will begin at 6 p.m. on West First Street.

West First Street from the Penelec lot to Central Avenue Plaza will be closed to vehicular traffic during the parade. It will reopen at about 7 p.m.

The parade will end at Central Avenue Plaza, where a pep rally and homecoming bonfire are planned.

On Friday night, the Oilers football team will take on the Warren Dragons at the home field. At halftime, homecoming kings and queens – one pairing each from Oil City and Cranberry – will be crowned.

Saturday’s agenda will feature a homecoming dance at the Oilers football field. It will be held on a wide part of the track, where the high jump occurs.

In case of rain, the dance will be moved inside to the high school.