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Editorial: Parade brings community unity

We enjoyed seeing the community come together Wednesday evening in what has become an annual tradition in downtown Albert Lea.

Albert Lea High School sports teams paraded down Broadway for Homecoming Week as parents, siblings and other community members cheered from the sidelines.

The Homecoming Parade was brought back in October 2014 for the first time since about the year 2000, and it has been growing each year since.

We applaud all the people who came out to show their support — not only those who have children in in the district, but those who simply wanted to cheer along their community’s youth.

Having community spirit like that present at the parade helps draw the community together, and it is a good opportunity to celebrate all sports.

We hope to see the parade continue to expand in the future.

In the meantime, we wish the football team the best of luck at tonight’s game at home against Tri-City United. The game begins at 7 p.m. at Hammer Complex.

Go Tigers!