Donaldsonville celebrates the season with annual parade

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Miss Teen Donaldsonville Tamiko Stroud and Miss Teen International Louisiana 2013 Bria Virgil are escorted by Vincent “Cy” Tortorich.

On an ideally brisk Saturday afternoon, the annual Christmas parade rolled through Donaldsonville.

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Volunteers and employees of the Donaldsonville Fire Department bring Christmas cheer.

With an “Ugly Sweater” theme, the celebration featured several community groups, representing local schools, clubs, and organizations.

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The Lowery Middle School dance team performs.

Local resident Murray Walker, of the Community Outreach Ryders, organizes the annual parade.

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Event organizer Murray Walker is all smiles as he trails the parade in a cart.

After the parade, the group hands out toys and bicycles to the children of the community.

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