SLIDESHOW: Hometown pride is high at Grand Slam Parade

The team representing Europe-Africa from Barcelona, Spain, moves past City Hall on West Fourth Street during the Grand Slam Parade Wednesday in the city. KAREN VIBERT-KENNEDY/Sun-Gazette
Little League fans from Australia get close to a python from Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland. KAREN VIBERT-KENNEDY/Sun-Gazette
LIttle League fans from Japan do the “YMCA” dance. KAREN VIBERT-KENNEDY/Sun-Gazette
CARA MORNINGSTAR/Sun-Gazette Horses with the Wells Fargo advisors march in the Grand Slam Parade along Fourth Street in Williamsport on Wednesday.
A Little League umpire. KAREN VIBERT-KENNEDY/Sun-Gazette cheers with the fans from Australia during the Grand Slam Parade.
Grand Marshall and former Major League baseball player Ozzie Smith rides down West Fourth Street. KAREN VIBERT-KENNEDY/Sun-Gazette
CARA MORNINGSTAR/Sun-Gazette Old Lycoming Township Volunteer Fire Co. marches during the Grand Slam Parade along Fourth Street in Williamsport on Wednesday.
CARA MORNINGSTAR/Sun-Gazette UPMC Susquehanna passes out candy during the Grand Slam Parade along Fourth Street in Williamsport on Wednesday.

Spirits were high as Williamsport once again as Williampsport welcomed the world for its annual Grand Slam Parade to kick of the Little League World Series.

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