As of Friday, May 3, 2013
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Gwinnett Daily Post
SNELLVILLE -- Rain or shine, the parade will go on, Snellville Mayor Kelly Kautz said of Saturday's planned Snellville Days festivities.
Unless conditions become unsafe, participants and volunteers are scheduled to begin the parade at 10 -- maybe even a few minutes early -- to complete the route before noon, Kautz said Friday.
The mayor is optimistic, since last week's Grayson Day parade went off without a hitch despite a bleak forecast. But with some saying the rain will hold off until Saturday afternoon, she said she hopes the Main Street tradition will continue.
After all, only once in its 40 year history has the parade been canceled due to rain, Kautz pointed out.
The city also plans to continue with the festival, scheduled from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday and noon until 6 p.m. Sunday at T.W. Briscoe Park.
"We have had some acts already tell us that they may not be able to show because of the weather, like team mascots, because they cannot get the costumes wet," Kautz said. "I understand, but we still hope to make it a great time and a birthday celebration."