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Red Top community get together for annual Labor Day parade

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CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

The Red Top community rallied together for their annual Labor Day parade, a tradition that’s decades-old for the West Ashley community.

"It's been a tradition,” Minerva Gadsden said. “It shows the community spirit.”

Gadsden grew up in Red Top and returned for the yearly festivities.

"Red Top is a very nurturing community. This parade has existed for over 35 years,” Gadsden said. “This community means so much to my family so we come back every year to participate in the Labor Day parade."

Parade organizers said the event is designed around family, faith and fellowship.

Eight churches host the day with community groups, along with help of local donations.
 
"It's almost like a reunion type thing,” Marlon Williams said.  

Williams has watched the Red Top parade alongside family for several years in a row.

“They usually have a lot of food that's free, then they have the car shows out there...you get to see people you haven't seen in years."
 
The Red Top tradition keeps many coming back year after year.
 
"Sometimes it's bigger than other times, sometimes it seems just like a motorcade but it means a lot to us and to this community,” Gadsden said.
 
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