Port St. Joe gathers for 2022 homecoming parade

Port St Joe High School’s Homecoming Week wrapped up with a parade and a blowout football game this weekend. 

Locals kicked off festivities early on Friday, gathering on Reid Avenue right after school let out to cheer on the team ahead of their game against the Vernon Yellowjackets.

The parade began with a police escort and was led by Port St. Joe High School’s varsity football team, who sat atop a fire truck — as per the town’s tradition. ROTC students and the 2022 Band of Gold followed closely behind. This year’s homecoming court, which featured 11 senior girls, rode through downtown, throwing candy for crowds of eager children. 

As Gulf District Schools Superintendent Jim Norton and the Port St. Joe Police Department rode by to tell spectators goodbye, folding chairs were packed up as quickly as they were put out, and the town headed to the football game, where the Sharks won 48-0, and Damari Johnson was crowned the homecoming queen. 

Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

Wendy Weitzel The Star Digital Editor

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