The YWCA Push-n-Pull Parade celebrated its seventh year Monday.

The annual patriotic parade of children riding bikes, scooters, wagons or any nonmotorized vehicle started at 10:30 a.m. at Goodwives Shopping Center, where Mary Ann Hall's Music for Children entertained the waiting crowd. The parade traveled down the Post Road and ended in Tilley Pond Park, where food vendors and live entertainment were.

Uncle Sam, local and state elected officials and an authentic fife and drum corps led the parade, which draws crowds of spectators.

Fire trucks and the Darien Sport Shop's smart car took up the rear of the parade.

The YWCA Darien/Norwalk is a nonprofit organization dedicated to giving women the support and tools they need to transform their lives, be confident in their choices and raise healthy families.

Its national mission-- eliminating racism and empowering women -- translates locally into a vision to create opportunities for growth, leadership and empowerment for all women and families.

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