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Children’s Parade

Children’s Parade

Registration Deadline: 
Route: Downtown Alexandria – Murray – Fifth Street – Jackson – Third Street to St. James Street
Grand Marshal: 
Contact: Jenna Bonner – 318-542-9084 
Grand Marshal Mary Laura Hunt

Grand marshal

Mary Laura Hunt, Miss Louisiana’s Outstanding Teen 2022

The goal of #keepingitreal is to stop the pattern of comparison, self-doubt, and depression caused by social media; helping tweens understand that no human being has a picture perfect life, and that life viewed through the social media lens is not reality.   

Hometown:  Ruston, Louisiana
Education:  Junior, Ruston High School
Honors:  Honor Student at RHS, Gifted and Talented Academic Program
Leadership:  RHS Student Council, Trinity Youth Leadership Team, Fellowship of Christian Athletes Leadership Team

  • Played “Anna” in Ruston Community Theater Production of Frozen Jr.
  • Has performed at Carnegie Hall
  • All State Honor Choir member
  • Platinum Award –Dupree and LADM Dance Competitions
  • Enjoys outdoor adventures
  • Served as a missionary in Costa Rica



Social impact initiative “Leave Your Mark” which focuses on teaching others they can leave a positive mark on other through small acts of kindness.
Senior at Episcopal High School of Baton Rouge
Captain of EHS Goldsteppers
Honor Student and Senior Class President
Member of National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta
Dodgeball club founder
Fan Club President
Member of Revolution Dance company and chosen to be a part of Velocity’s MVA Plus on the National Level.
First Presbyterian Church Leadership Team
Dance for Parkinson’s Dance Teacher