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Hats off to Youth Day in Roswell
Annual parade draws crowds


October 16, 2013

Mary Lynn Taylor and her dolled-up dance students wave from the Tolbert Yilmaz School of Dance horse-drawn carriage. HALEY HAMBLEN/Staff.
Students and faculty of Roswell North Elementary dazzle attendees with a Mad Hatter Tea Party float.HALEY HAMBLEN/Staff.
The Centennial High School marching band played their upbeat fight song for the crowd.HALEY HAMBLEN/Staff.
Sheppard, Charlotte and Dorothy Finley take a break from candy-catching to pose for a picture. HALEY HAMBLEN/Staff.
The students of Hembree Springs Elementary bring the big top on wheels to the parade. HALEY HAMBLEN/Staff.
Roswell Gymnastics instructors lead their parade of students with pompoms.HALEY HAMBLEN/Staff.
The North Atlanta Talent Education orchestra amazes the crowd with their seasoned musicians of all ages. HALEY HAMBLEN/Staff.
Hannah and Ian Kim raise awareness for the Angels Among Us charity with their adorable and adoptable friend Booker. Angels Among Us is an organization that rescues animals from kill shelters and holds public adoptions regularly. For more information, visit HAMBLEN/Staff.
Students from Mountain Park Elementary School wave to the crowds along Canton Street. JONATHAN COPSEY/Staff.
The gang from Paranoia Haunted House spooked kids and adults alike.JONATHAN COPSEY/Staf.
ROSWELL, Ga. Saturday, Oct. 12 was an exciting day for the children of Roswell. Hundreds of families lined Canton Street to watch the 63rd annual Frances McGahee Youth Day Parade. The theme this year was "Hats off to Roswell," and the floats blew everyone away with their creativity and candy throwing. Children brought bags to fill with their pre-Halloween treats. The event began at 10 a.m. on Magnolia Street and ended an hour later at Roswell Area Park. Schools, performing arts schools, charity organizations, humane societies and political campaigners each made big, colorful floats to wow the attendees. The Youth Day Parade is a must-see event where music, dancing, candy and smiles are abundant and everyone is having fun.