Sunshine overcomes chills at MLK Day parade

NEWS, sort of

The day began in the windy low 40s, but ended with plenty of smiles and sunshine at today’s Martin Luther King Day parade in Gifford. The parade route started at US 1 and headed west on 45th Street to 43rd Avenue, winding north to the Gifford Aquatic Center. There were floats, vehicles, dozens of contingents from local churches, schools and organizations, as well as the Vero Beach High School Marching Band.

There I was, right in the middle of it, marching with kids from the Indian River County Charter High School Key Club, freezing my Kiwanis name badge off. We gathered for the 10:00 a.m. start by 8:30 in the Oculina Bank plaza on 45th Street under cloudy skies, a fairly brisk wind and 46 degree un-Florida-like weather. All’s well that ends well though — the parade was a great success and it warmed up!



Vero Beach City Councilman Col. Tony Young with Dorothy McIntosh, wife of the Reverend Sylvester McIntosh, Sr. Silver Star Vietnam vet. He was in the parade.


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