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Maine twirlers take on Thanksgiving Day parade Featured

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Maine twirlers take on Thanksgiving Day parade

BREWER - Local twirlers are representing the state of Maine in the 2017 Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day parade.

The Maine-E-Acts baton twirling team is made up of 15 young women from around the state. They range in age from 11 to 17.


On Thanksgiving Day they will be showcasing their skills for all to enjoy. The girls say they couldn't be more thrilled.


Makenzie Sayers a baton twirler for Main-E-Acts said "I'm really excited to be apart of this our team worked very hard and we are super excited to go be apart of this parade we love doing parades."


Jessica Hymas a baton twirler for the Main-E-Acts said "It's nice it's an honor that they would want us to be in this parade."


They've been practicing during the week and putting in eight hours every Saturday to prepare for this.


The team departs for Philly on Wednesday November 22nd.

Shonna Narine


Shonna Narine joined the ABC7 and FOX22 team in August 2017. Originally from Long Island (although she hides her accent for TV) she's excited to see what Maine has to offer.

She graduated from Five Towns College in Dix Hills Long Island where she anchored for their TV Club, and had her own radio show called "All Access Entertainment."

She won an outstanding achievement award and graduated on the dean's list.

Prior to graduation Shonna interned at News12 Long Island.

Shonna comes from a big family. With three older sisters, her parents, and six nieces and nephews there's never a dull moment when she's around them. When she's not working she enjoys working out, dancing, spending time with her fiance, and planning her wedding! Shonna would love to hear if you have any story ideas. You can email her at snarine@wvii.com.