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MLK Day parade draws diverse crowd downtown
Parents use event as history lesson
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In this file photo, Ashton Stater, 6, center, and Mekhi Palmer, 8, right, march with the Original First African Baptist Church during the 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade in downtown Statesboro.
A moderate crowd braved the chilly wind Monday, with spectators bundled in coats and hats, ready to enjoy the annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration parade. With bright sunshine tempering the nippy breeze, the day was perfect for a parade. People lined the streets, standing or sitting in lawn chairs, children playing as they waited for the Statesboro police motorcycles with flashing lights that heralded the beginning of the parade.
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