Brownwood Reunion parade brings community together

POSTED: 9:05 PM Sep 21 2013   UPDATED: 9:06 PM Sep 21 2013
Brownwood Reunion Parade 2013
BROWNWOOD, Texas -

Many people lined up the streets Saturday morning to watch the Brownwood Reunion parade, which was broadcasted and commentated by KTXS News.

"We always enjoy the parade," Brownwood Reunion visitor Sara Miller said. "It's very nice and so well-organized. All of the entries were just wonderful."

City officials like Brownwood's Chief of Police Mike Corley and Brownwood's fire chief Del Albright took part in the parade. Fire Marshal Buddy Preston and his arson K-9 Nika also participated.

There was a lot of Lion pride as Brownwood High School's marching band and dance team performed in the parade. Early's marching band and cheer team also joined in on the parade.

"It was fun and we felt special we got to be a part of it," Early Middle School cheerleader and parade participant Bianca Frerichs said. "Our community just all comes together and it just feels fun. We get to see everybody and meet new people." 

Frerichs said her favorite part of the parade was tossing out candy to the kids in the audience.

"I enjoy seeing all the kids' participation. It's such a nice family-oriented festival," Miller said. 

The Brownwood Reunion is usually the biggest event of the year for the city, bringing in a lot of revenue and visitors. It runs through Sunday evening.