November 29, 2016
The City of Johns Creek is set to host its 10th
annual Founders Day Parade set for 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. The parade will feature dozens of entrees, thousands of participants, and Emmy award-winning CBS46 anchor/reporter Karyn Greer as emcee.
The parade, which celebrates the founding of the City of Johns Creek in 2006, typically draws thousands of spectators lining the parade route on State Bridge Road. This year’s parade theme is “10 Year Anniversary: Be the Exception.”
The annual parade welcomes some perennial favorites, including the "Seed and Feed Marching Abominables" - a street-theater marching band, the Yaarab Shriners, National Corvette Restorers Society Members, and more. And, the Gwinnett Braves Mascot “Chopper” is making his first Founders Day Parade appearance.
In preparation for the big event, bands, vehicles, and floats are being assigned slots, volunteers organized, and a traffic plan implemented.
A 1.4-mile section of State Bridge Road between Morton and Kimball Bridge roads will be closed on Saturday morning from about 8 a.m. until noon. Road closings include side streets. Traffic from Twingate Drive will be allowed to enter and exit State Bridge Road in the direction of Medlock Bridge Road. (See parade map.
• 8 a.m. – State Bridge blocked off between East and West Morton roads. Morton Road is shaped like a horseshoe with both sides crossing State Bridge Road. Motorists on State Bridge Road can use Morton Road as a detour to go around the closed segment and continue on State Bridge until 9:15 a.m.
• 9:15 a.m. – Next segment of State Bridge Road, from West Morton Road to Jones Bridge Road, will be closed off. Jones Bridge remains open until about 10 a.m.
• 10 a.m. – State Bridge Road will be closed from East Morton Road to Kimball Bridge Road. Roadblocks should be lifted by about noon.