What makes Ben Graves smile? “Friends,” said the 12-year-old, a sixth-grader at Noblesville West Middle School. He was found watching the Noblesville Homecoming Parade on Friday afternoon at Ninth and Logan streets in downtown Noblesville. “I just came to be here, to be part of the community.” He is the son of Nathan and April Graves. He was with his mom and sister, Emma, 9, watching the parade. Favorite parade float? “The basketball one — with the big ball.” He also liked the “Baseball” floats. Plans for the weekend? He had a Boy Scout camping trip. He plays the cello in NWMS orchestra and sings in the NWMS school choir. He loves singing and plans to try out for Westside Sound, the school’s seventh-and eighth-grade show choir later this school year. Read more about the Noblesville Homecoming Parade and see photos in the Betsy Reason column in today’s edition of The Times.