Residents of the Medlock Bridge subdivision in Johns Creek were the big "Best Float" winners in this year's Founders Day Parade. (click for larger version)
December 18, 2013
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. - Parade floats created by the Medlock Bridge subdivision, Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center and the second-grade Brownie troop from Findley Oaks Elementary School were named the winners in the 2014 Johns Creek Founders Day Parade.
A repeat winner from past years, Medlock Bridge won the "Best Subdivision" award with their jungle-themed float, featuring animals such as lions, monkeys and tigers.
Nearly 100 residents worked on their float and costumes for months, making it a true neighborhood effort.
Autrey Mill's float featured a classic Santa's sleigh, set within a nature scene of animals representative of an 1800s Georgian homestead. The nonprofit's float won the "Best Civic" award.
In a parade filled with Scout troops, the competition was fierce to win the "Best Scout" float. This year, the handmade float created by second-grade Brownies at Findley Oaks Elementary School topped all in its cuteness and theme of "Little Brownie Elfers."
For the last seven years, Johns Creek has had a Founders Day Parade on the first Saturday in December to commemorate its founding as a city on Dec. 1, 2006. Thousands participate and watch each year.