Come celebrate Roswell's youngest residents at the Annual Frances McGahee Youth Day Celebration.
Youth Day has been a long-standing tradition in Roswell that began in 1950 when a group of parents decided to sponsor a parade and a day of activities to honor the youth of the city. In 1951, Mayor Ford Rucker proclaimed the second Saturday in October as "Roswell Youth Day," and each year the tradition grows stronger within the community.
Youth Day festivities start at 9:45 AM with the 23rd Annual Historic Roswell 5K Road Race. The race—which benefits the Friends of the Roswell Parks' "Play It Forward Program"—starts at the Roswell United Methodist Church and ends at the Roswell Area Park football field. Please register at www.roswellgov.com/Historic5K or contact Susan Silver at 770-817-6670.
The 5K Road Race is immediately followed by the 69th Annual Frances McGahee Youth Day Parade at 10:00 AM, which will begin at First Baptist Church on Mimosa Boulevard and end in Roswell Area Park on Woodstock Road. This year's theme is "Be Someone's Hero."
After the parade, Smith Plantation will be hosting Fall Farm Days, from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM. This annual family event features artisan exhibits and demonstrations pertaining to life on a 19th century farm, including living history exhibits and activities such as spinning, weaving, and open-hearth cooking. Children’s activities include period games, farm animal petting zoo, wagon rides, crafts, and face painting. Food available for purchase.