LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - While the women get their fascinators and men get their bow ties prepared for the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby, some of Louisville's little citizens got to enjoy a bit of the Derby craze as well.
Price Elementary School in Louisville was the site of the Cutest Derby Parade. With hats, fascinators and even horses, the Kid-Derby parade has it all.
The students may not be riding horseback at Churchill Downs, but they're still doing a neighborhood loop, learning about the tradition that swallows Louisville whole.
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"We make sure that all the students are knowledgeable about the Kentucky Derby and the events that transpire and today we celebrate that with the community," said Daphne Matthews-Johnson, a parade organizer.
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As for fashion? One teacher has it down to a tee. She dressed all of her kindergarten girls in matching fascinators. The students little heads topped with pastel-colored flowers.
"I see all the fun hats that you guys have on WAVE 3 and I wanted my kindergartners to have that experience," said Liz Clark. "I used tissue paper and headbands and I just created their own little fascinators."
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Clark says not everyone knew what a fascinator was. In true teacher fashion, she broke it down for her little ones.