Kelly: Homecoming event a parade down memory lane
Alonzo Branch, 10, left, and Jarell Hill, 8, get ready for the start of Saturday's parade down North 30th Street for Native Omaha Days. The two are part of the drum line for the Salem Stepping Saints drill team — a group that got its start more than 40 years ago and has been a regular performer at the homecoming parades.
Posted: Sunday, August 4, 2013 12:00 am
In her early 40s and working in Washington, D.C., Shawn Cooper Hurt returned to her native Omaha and heard a familiar beat — the rhythm of the drums with her old drill team, the Salem Stepping Saints.
The current edition of the Saints, with their trademark high-energy precision dance, took part Saturday in a parade down North 30th Street as part of the 19th biennial homecoming known as Native Omaha Days.
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Sunday, August 4, 2013 12:00 am.