Now that the kids are back in school, we are all counting down the days until Fall gets here and we finally have a break from all of this heat. The good news is that with the new season comes one of Roswell’s most anticipated annual events, the Youth Day Parade. So, go ahead and mark your calendars for the 61st Annual Frances McGahee Youth Day Parade on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 10 a.m.
A long-standing tradition in Roswell, Youth Day was started in 1950 by a group of concerned parents and has become one of the most successful events in City history. The City of Roswell celebrates Youth Day annually with a parade and festival. Typically the event is held on the second Saturday in October, but this year’s parade had to be rescheduled due to the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur. This event gives local youth organizations, such as scout troops, schools, dance and performing arts students, the opportunity to be recognized for their accomplishments. Each year, the event grows with even more floats, marching bands and spectators.
This year’s theme is “The Rec Makes Life Fun!” So come out with your family, bring a blanket and enjoy this truly unique event!
Don’t head home after the parade! Stop at the Roswell Area Park for an outdoor festival.
If you or your group would like to participate in the Youth Day Parade, call the Roswell Recreation, Parks, Historic and Cultural Affairs Department at 770.641.3705 for an application.
*photo courtesy of JohnTrainor
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