Kids on decorated bikes are the traditional finale of the parade.

Parade watchers of all ages found something to enjoy this morning, from the Shriner clowns to an American eagle on roller skates to Scouts throwing candy. As Exchange Club members worked feverishly behind the scenes to pull off another seamless event in Lake Highlands, Ukrainian Club dancers charmed the crowd with their colorful costumes. They led the procession as Grand Marshals in honor of their country’s freedom fight.

You may view my parade photos here.

Students from Lake Highlands High School’s various student groups, including the cheerleaders, Wranglers, Highlandettes, Bell Boys and football team were on hand, but they were vastly outnumbered along the curbside by the smiling faces and sweaty heads of small children and their parents – many of whom graduated as Wildcats themselves. Thanks for keeping this tradition alive, Exchange Club.

Ukrainian Club dancers led the parade as Grand Marshals.

Kids in red, white and blue lined the parade route along Church Road.