Baton Twirling in the MLK Parade

by Mallary Tenore Tarpley

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It’s up there somewhere … 

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Twirling behind fire engines … worst place to twirl in a parade!

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Part of the Poynter posse 

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Keith trying to twirl. 

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Have to get ’em started at a young age. 

I told you in my last post that I would show you some footage of me twirling in St. Petersburg’s Martin Luther King Jr. parade. Well, you can watch me try to relive my glory days as a competitive twirler in this video, which my editor at Poynter made. Twirling the baton is like riding a bicycle. You (and the baton) might get a little rusty, but you never forget how to twirl.

What do you think? You ready for me to give you some twirling lessons?

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