It is a Thanksgiving tradition for many folks to get up and watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. For Katie O’Rourke this year will be different. Instead of watching the parade on TV or even in person she will be marching in it.

O’Rourke is originally from LaFollette but is now living in Del Rio, Texas. She is the daughter of Paul O’Rourke and Beth Smith. Her grand parents are Nancy Green, John Greene, Millie O’Rourke and Jim Christopher. She was sponsored for the trip in part by the Friends of the LaFollette Library.

Her extended family are very proud of Katie and encourage you all to tune in to see her in the parade.