Alabaster enjoys Parade of Teams after start of little-league season

Published 10:36 am Thursday, April 11, 2024

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By RACHEL RAIFORD | Staff Writer

ALABASTER – Young athletes marched along the field with their teammates and coaches during Alabaster’s annual Parade of teams.

Just two weeks into the season, Alabaster celebrated spring sports on Saturday, April 6 at Veteran’s Park with its annual Parade of Teams.

“I think we had a really good turnout,” said Morgan Lawley, community programs manager for the city of Alabaster. “The kids were really excited to kick off the season.”

Parents lined the field as the children walked through the parade with their teammates and coaches. Everyone in attendance listened as Cultivate Church’s Pastor Brandon Doss delivered an opening prayer and Mayor Scott Brakefield welcomed parents after the national anthem.

“It’s a special event for the kids,” said Neal Wagner, public relations manager for the city of Alabaster. “They always look forward to coming out and enjoying the day and getting recognized and having a fun day at the park.”

Lawley highlighted the importance of holding this event along with the importance of the spring sports program.

“Even though we’re a little bit into the season, it’s important for these kids to feel noticed,” Lawley said. “It gives them a chance to congregate and have fun outside of school and scheduled games.”

After the event, those in attendance had the opportunity to also go to the park’s Touch-a-Truck event which Lawley said made the day, “a little more fun.”

“It was a crowded, busy park for sure,” said Lawley. “The kids were so excited and partnering the parade with the Touch-a-Truck gave the families more time to be out of the house together.”

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