An estimated 500 vehicles, motorcycles, four-wheelers and even horses came out to celebrate Paris’ 11th annual Juneteenth Parade at Leon Williams Park Saturday morning. Though the route was initially set to begin at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and 20th St. NE, so many vehicles were lined up on 20th Street. that the parade began on Fitzhugh Avenue at Booker T. Washington Homes instead.

Afterwards, the parade followed the original route, traveling down Martin Luther King St, turning left on Fitzhugh, right on Tudor St., left on 3rd St. NE, crossing Pine Bluff, right on Lamar, Avenue right on 7th St. NW and finally ending at Leon Williams Park.

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