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    T. Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
    Sara Steven 10, of Charlotte ,take a nap as she waits for the start of the parade. Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade in uptown Charlotte is one of Charlotte's oldest tradition. The parade has been a peice of of the city's holiday landscape since 1947. T.Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
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    Rose Kiser and her son Anthony Kiser 4, visiting from Virginia cuddle together to stay warm as they wait for the start of the parade. Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade in uptown Charlotte is one of Charlotte's oldest tradition. The parade has been a peice of of the city's holiday landscape since 1947. T.Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
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    Vendors sell holiday fun items along the parade route corridor. Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade in uptown Charlotte is one of Charlotte's oldest tradition. The parade has been a peice of of the city's holiday landscape since 1947. T.Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
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    A member of Carolina Clowns, Inc entertained guest along the parade route. Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade in uptown Charlotte is one of Charlotte's oldest tradition. The parade has been a peice of of the city's holiday landscape since 1947. T.Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
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    Queen Charlotte Turkey was a participant in the Novant Health Thanksgiving parade Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade in uptown Charlotte is one of Charlotte's oldest tradition. The parade has been a peice of of the city's holiday landscape since 1947. T.Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
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    Kenneth Hemphill Jr. 9, sit with his father, Kenneth Hemphill Sr. as they wait for the start of the parade. Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade in uptown Charlotte is one of Charlotte's oldest tradition. The parade has been a peice of of the city's holiday landscape since 1947. T.Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
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    Publix was a participant in the Novant Health Thanksgiving parade Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade in uptown Charlotte is one of Charlotte's oldest tradition. The parade has been a peice of of the city's holiday landscape since 1947. T.Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
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    Julia Morrow 7, left, and her friend Bella Ancheta 8, are bundled up as they wait for the start of the parade. Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade in uptown Charlotte is one of Charlotte's oldest tradition. The parade has been a peice of of the city's holiday landscape since 1947. T.Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
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    American icon, Uncle Sam passed out flags to parade route guest. Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade in uptown Charlotte is one of Charlotte's oldest tradition. The parade has been a peice of of the city's holiday landscape since 1947. T.Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
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    T. Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
    American icons, Uncle Sam and Lady Liberty entertained parade guest along the route uptown. Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade in uptown Charlotte is one of Charlotte's oldest tradition. The parade has been a peice of of the city's holiday landscape since 1947. T.Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
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    Members of the Acrofitness team out of Mooresville danced and perform acrobatic feats that kept parade guest cheering. Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade in uptown Charlotte is one of Charlotte's oldest tradition. The parade has been a peice of of the city's holiday landscape since 1947. T.Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
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    T. Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
    Members of the Acrofitness team out of Mooresville danced and perform acrobatic feats that kept parade guest cheering. Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade in uptown Charlotte is one of Charlotte's oldest tradition. The parade has been a peice of of the city's holiday landscape since 1947. T.Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
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    Drill of Hope Marching Band of Charlotte drum mayors, Santario Crump 15,left, Roderiquez Simmons 7, and Sanchez Crump 15, wowed the parade guest as they performed along the route. Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade in uptown Charlotte is one of Charlotte's oldest tradition. The parade has been a peice of of the city's holiday landscape since 1947. T.Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
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    T. Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
    Drill of Hope Marching Band of Charlotte drum mayors, Santario Crump 15,right, Roderiquez Simmons 7, and Sanchez Crump 15, wowed the parade guest as they performed along the route. Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade in uptown Charlotte is one of Charlotte's oldest tradition. The parade has been a peice of of the city's holiday landscape since 1947. T.Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
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    T. Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
    The Parade crowd cheered as the American flag was carried along the parade route. Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade in uptown Charlotte is one of Charlotte's oldest tradition. The parade has been a peice of of the city's holiday landscape since 1947. T.Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
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    T. Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
    Members of the Acrofitness team out of Mooresville danced and perform acrobatic feats that kept parade guest cheering. Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade in uptown Charlotte is one of Charlotte's oldest tradition. The parade has been a peice of of the city's holiday landscape since 1947. T.Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
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    T. Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
    Members of the Hung Gar Kung Fu Academy in Mooresville performed a dragon dance in front of the judges and parade guest. Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade in uptown Charlotte is one of Charlotte's oldest tradition. The parade has been a peice of of the city's holiday landscape since 1947. T.Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
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    T. Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
    Walsh Kelly School of Irish dancing performed for the judges and parade guest. Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade in uptown Charlotte is one of Charlotte's oldest tradition. The parade has been a peice of of the city's holiday landscape since 1947. T.Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
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    T. Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
    Members of the North Carolina Dance Theatre participated in the Thanksgiving parade. Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade in uptown Charlotte is one of Charlotte's oldest tradition. The parade has been a peice of of the city's holiday landscape since 1947. T.Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
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    Radio Disney sponsor, Caroline Sunshine of "Shake it Up performed for the judges and parade guest. Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade in uptown Charlotte is one of Charlotte's oldest tradition. The parade has been a peice of of the city's holiday landscape since 1947. T.Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
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    Dancers of Step-n-Motion performed as the parade's finale before the arrival of santa Claus Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade in uptown Charlotte is one of Charlotte's oldest tradition. The parade has been a peice of of the city's holiday landscape since 1947. T.Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
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