Mint Hill Madness Parade

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The 35th annual Mint Hill Madness Parade kicked off from Bain Elementary school under gray skies and light rain.
The parade was led by Grand Marshal Colonel Quincy Collins.
The parade featured entertainment from several local school bands.
Independence High School’s percussion section.
Butler High School’s marching band.
Queen’s Grant Community School’s cheerleading squad and marching band.
Rocky River High School’s marching band.
The MOMS Club of Mint Hill marched in the parade for the first time this year to raise awareness of the club. If you’d like to learn more, join the club for a “Bike Rally” at Veteran’s Park on June 12 at 10:00 am.
Employees and clients from local gym 9 Round marched in the parade for the second year in a row.
During the parade, 9 Round showed off their skills with boxing demonstrations.
Many parade participants handed out candy to eager children watching from the sidelines.
“Honor the Warriors” is a group that gets disabled veterans active by putting them on cycles.
Boy Scout Troops 198, domiciled at local St. Luke’s Church, marched collectively with Troop 65 and Troop 144.
The Mint Hill Dance trailer has long been a fixture in the parade. Through the parade, older dancers connect with younger kids in the community and draw people in for summer camps and classes.
Susan Rodriguez McDowell is running for District 6 County Commissioner against incumbent Bill James. Through the parade, McDowell hoped to introduce herself to Mint Hill. 
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