BLOOMINGTON - A school in the twin cities celebrated the start of a new school year with an old tradition Friday.
For over 20 years, Sheridan School has held its back to school parade.
School staff members say it's a way to get kids excited about the school year and it also shows them how much the community supports their efforts in the classroom.
The theme to this year's parade was "A Clean Start."
The school's principal says it's all about moving forward with pride.
"Our grand marshalls are Don Kirk and Bryce Sanders. They're our custodians and we are recognizing them because they take extraordinary efforts to make our building look good and prepared for the school year and that is our parade theme: it is a clean start. Everybody gets a clean start every year and we are hoping the best for all our boys and girls," says Sheridan principal Jim Cooper.
Several community leaders took part in today's parade, including the police and fire chiefs and the McLean county sheriff.