"Large crowds lined both sides of the sun-splashed parade route Saturday as North Port residents celebrated the city's 50th anniversary."
Three people under an umbrella, a guy in a wheelchair, another guy leaning on his golf cart and two kids on a bike, who were there only because they heard somebody say 'cheerleader.'
"Music blared from the bands, smiling people in the crowds shouted to people they knew in the parade and sirens whooped from the North Port police and fire personnel controlling traffic and guiding float drivers. The parade route closed major traffic arteries for three hours."
North Port Commissioner Vanessa Carusone carried a cardboard cutout of a car while she walked the two blocks that made up the parade route.
The Story:"Mike Jennings, 28, has lived in North Port since 2001. The produce delivery truck driver said conditions in the city are 'pretty good.'"
"Pretty good" to a produce delivery truck driver means "no traffic."
"Bob Allen said, '....over the past 30 years there has been remarkable progress.'"
The new City Hall could still use a little work.