A local elementary school is celebrating a major milestone with an extravagant parade on Saturday.
The parade commemorates the 100-year anniversary of Cynwyd Elementary School. Founded in 1914 and serving children in grades K-5, Cynwyd is the oldest elementary school in the Lower Merion School District.
The parade began at 10 a.m. at the Lower Merion Academy Building on 506 Bryn Mawr Avenue in Bala Cynwyd and ended around 11 a.m. in the back field of Cynwyd Elementary near Levering Mill Road.
The parade featured floats, bands, cheerleaders, marchers and six Mini-Cooper convertibles carrying special guests. Those guests included Josh Shapiro, Chairman of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners and Cynwyd’s 5th grade graduating class of 2014.
Following the parade, the celebration continued with picnicking on school fields.