A parade celebrating York City schools will wind through town on Saturday.

The York City School District's 10th annual Education First Parade and Rally will step off at 1 p.m. from Small's Athletic Field on Hamilton Avenue.

It will be composed of students, community leaders, marching bands, local organizations and first responders, according to a news release from the York City School District. The district said it anticipates about 25 groups participating in the parade.

The parade, which is co-sponsored by Parent Advocates for Children, will head down George Street to College Avenue, where it will turn right and head to Penn Park.

Before the parade gets there, Penn Park will have played host to a basketball game between the current William Penn Senior High School boys basketball team and past Bearcat players.

After the parade gets there around 2:15 p.m., food vendors, information tables and music will look to entertain those in attendance, according to the release.

There will be  temporary road closures as the parade heads through town, and then Lafayette Street and Lindberg Avenue around Penn Park will be closed to traffic and parking from noon until 8 p.m., according to the city.

This year's theme of the parade is "Believe, Achieve and Succeed," the release states. The parade is meant to celebrate students and teachers.

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