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West University Softball Association parade
The 2023 West University Softball Association kicked off its spring season with the annual parade and carnival. Teams, including the 9U Bears (pictured), proudly displayed their team spirit. The parade’s Grand Marshal was Julia Morales, of AT&T SportsNet Southwest Houston Astros Broadcast team. Some distinguished guests in attendance were John Montgomery, John Barnes, Shannon Carroll, and Melanie Bell of West University City Council; Andy Chan, Mayor of Southside Place; and Melissa Knop of Southside City Council. Color Guard was provided by Boy Scout Troop 266. The annual parade featured all 94 teams, which range from ages 5 to 15. The teams and coaches paraded down Rice Blvd. in costumes and landed on Gilbert Field for opening ceremonies. The ceremony was immediately followed by a fun carnival for all ages on the softball fields.
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