Friday Afternoon in downtown lufkin … the crowds lined the streets for a Big East Texas send-off for the Lufkin All-Stars!
Lufkin All the well wishers echoed throughout the parade, “We’re proud of you!” “The team is heading to Willamsport, PA after winning Wednesday in the Little League Southwest Regional Tournament. When ask how they feel? Many players said, “We’re still in shock that the community organized a parade for them.” And “Thanks plus, we got to stay focused.”
“I always wanted to be in a parade,” Lance Modisette said. “I love riding in a parade.” The team has been on a “whirlwind tour” since their win with tried to stay cool and focused through multiple public appearances and practice.
The All-Stars play the winner of the Great Lakes regional on Thursday at 6 p.m. on ESPN2. The Great Lakes region winner will be decided today (Saturday).
The team was also given a special ceremony where Lufkin Mayor Bob Brown read a special proclamation to the players declaring today as “Lufkin Little League All-Stars Day”.
Former Lufkin ISD Superintendent Roy Knight said. “It is pretty special for our community. Lufkin always rallies around the students and young athletes.”