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Dogs take to town
Pet parade Saturday
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Forsyth County News

If you’re going

• What: Charlie’s Angels pet parade
• Where: Cumming Square
• When: 10 a.m. Saturday
• Cost: $10 to sign up, free to watch
• Contact: Crystal Forrester at (770) 654-5736 or clynnforrester@yahoo.com


This Saturday, the Cumming Square will go to the dogs.

So far, about 50 people have signed up to show off their furry friends during the Charlie’s Angels pet parade, organizer Crystal Forrester said.

The inaugural event will raise money for the Charlie’s Angels nonprofit, which provides funding to help families with funeral costs for children.

Registration for walkers is $10, with all proceeds going toward the organization. Preregistration is encouraged, but others can sign up that morning before the parade.

Donations will also be accepted during the event.

The parade will start at the parking lot across from Hardee’s in downtown Cumming and circle around the square’s sidewalks and crosswalks.

Costumes are encouraged but not a must, Forrester said. She plans on dressing up her bloodhound as a fairy with wings.

“It’s just to show off,” she said. “I know there’s going to be a lot of people on the courthouse lawn.”

Onlookers can sit on the lawn, where candy will be handed out.

The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office will be walking a dog from its K-9 unit, Forrester said.

Cumming Police Detective John Coffman said the event will cause “minimal, if any, traffic disruption” since the walkers will be using the sidewalks.

Forrester said the organization hopes to raise about $400 from the event, as the new nonprofit will enjoy its incorporated status within the month.

Charlie’s Angels was formed in honor of Forrester’s 3-year-old cousin, Charlie Winters, who died in a car crash earlier this summer.

The Forsyth County family was driving through Alabama on June 30 when an oncoming vehicle struck their minivan.

Winters died as a result of a severe brain injury suffered in the collision, which also injured his parents.

The family will be walking in the parade, Forrester said.