Josh Ledet homecoming planned for Saturday

Joshua Ledet, currently a Top 4 contestant in American Idol, is scheduled to come to Louisiana this Saturday, May 12 for a Homecoming Pep Rally if he continues as a Top 3 finalist. American Idol has confirmed a basic schedule of events for Ledet's homecoming.

Ledet will first ride in a parade on Sampson Street in Westlake at 2:30 p.m. that will be staged by American Idol and a local committee. The community is invited to attend the parade and cheer on Ledet as he rides through his hometown.

After the parade, the public is invited to attend the Homecoming Pep Rally at Burton Coliseum beginning at 6:00 p.m. The pep rally will feature entertainment and a few songs by Ledet.

Bringing posters and signage to each event is strongly encouraged to show your support for Josh Ledet.

It is possible that Ledet will have a special appearance at the Contraband Days, Louisiana Pirate Festival, following the pep rally prior to the fireworks at the Lake Charles Civic Center, located at 900 Lakeshore Drive.

The public is encouraged to vote for Ledet on Wednesday, May 9, after he performs to keep him in the running.

Volunteers are needed for potential homecoming return on Saturday. Forms are available to sign up at, and each volunteer can input exactly what times they would be available to work. Volunteers will be needed between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m.

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