Dayton teen marches in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Raye Webb will be marching and cheering with a group during the 2017 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. (Photo courtesy: Dara Webb)

New York, NEW YORK (WDTN) – The Miami Valley had a special connection to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, this year: a Dayton teen got to marched in the parade.

Raye Webb cheers competitively across the country.

Thursday, the high school sophomore marched alongside the elite Spirit of American team.

She says she hopes to make her hometown proud.

“It’s cool because not very many people get to do this,” Webb said. “I think it’s super cool coming from Ohio… I don’t know, I’m just excited.”

Thursday was the 91st annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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