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 â€śBest Subdivisionâ€ť 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 â€śBest Civicâ€ť award.
In a parade filled with Scout troops, the competition was fierce to win the â€śBest Scoutâ€ť float. This year, the handmade float created by second-grade Brownies at Findley Oaks Elementary School topped all in its cuteness and theme of â€śLittle Brownie Elfers.â€ť
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.