Members of the Mount Vernon Presbyterian School girls soccer team put finishing touches on their shopping cart before the parade at the Community Assistance Center’s “Food and Fun Festival” on Saturday. won the “best message” and “most inspirational” awards for their entry. Below, students Madeline Hudgins, M.C. Springer, Nina Toller and Hannah Havenan decorate their cart with yellow and blue crepe.

During the day’s events, Alyssa Kosek, who’s 12, and her father, Jim Kosek, take on the balloon challenge.
North Spring Charter High School Junior ROTC Cadets lead the shopping cart parade. Left to right, Anna Colon, Chris Avila and Ashley Catalan march down the track.

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