Hundreds packed the streets of the Rose City Friday evening for the 57th Rose Parade. After a few early day threats, the Rose Parade shoved off under clear, beautiful skies.
Many took in the beautiful spring night and lined the streets of downtown. Thomas County Central High School was just one of seven marching bands that performed. With 90 entries, the parade offered something for everyone.
Elisia Leverett says, "I liked the first band, how fast they were playing the drums."
The parade even featured some local celebrities, like these familiar faces representing WCTV. It seems there's just a lot to love about a parade.
Sam and Julie Bryan said, "We see friends, we see family, we meet new friends. It's just a great thing. We love it. I like coming and seeing all the people get together, and the kids seem to enjoy it."
Ephriam Leverett says, "We're enjoying ourselves. It's a beautiful day; we didn't think the rain was gonna cease, but it happened cease and it’s a beautiful day and we're loving the Rose Show."
David Cullison, Jr. adds, "Well, I think it’s a wonderful event. I think we should have more of them around Thomasville; it's a wonderful event."
The parade lasted into the night, but the celebration kept going into the weekend.