Longest running Red Ribbon Parade in NISD set for Friday

What: Mary Hull Red Ribbon Parade, part of community for generations

When: Friday, Oct. 26, parade 9:15 a.m. through the neighborhood around the school; rally 10:15 a.m. on school blacktop

Where: Mary Hull ES, 7320 Remuda, 78227 

Who: More than 1,000 students, parents, and the Mary Hull Elementary School community, including student groups from nearby feeder schools, Jones MS and Jay HS.


The Mary Hull Red Ribbon Parade is a two decades-plus tradition in this school community. Every year during Red Ribbon Week, students pledge to say no to drugs and celebrate that commitment with a parade and rally.

Parents and neighbors line the streets near the school with chairs and strollers to watch the festivities. Students and special guests take part in the parade, marching through the streets or riding on floats and convertibles. Nearby Jones Middle School and Jay High School student groups participate as well – bands, ROTC Color Guard, pep squads, and cheer squads. The students especially love to see the cavalcade of mascots from schools and businesses.

Invited guests include City Councilman Greg Brockhouse who is serving as parade Grand Marshal; members of the DEA Task Force, and NISD district personnel.

The students will be dressed in red.

On site contacts: Principal Patricia Noriega and Vice Principal Amy Cooper. (Spanish interviews available).