NEW YORK (AP) A "pink ribbon" parade is planned Sunday to celebrate the return of Jaycee Lee Dugard 18 years after she was kidnapped at the age of 11.
The 11 a.m. parade will reverse the route walked on the 10th anniversary of Dugard's disappearance, South Lake Tahoe City Councilwoman Kathy Lovell said Wednesday.
Participants were asked to wear pink because that was Dugard's favorite color. Her classmates at Meyers Elementary School started a pink ribbon campaign at the time of her abduction to show their hope for her safe return.
"It was pretty devastating, for those of us who had children and the community as a whole," said Lovell, who is also a member of Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe, which is sponsoring the event.
Sunday's event "is the part where we get to celebrate that Jaycee is alive," she said.
Sunday's parade will begin at the El Dorado County branch library and proceed along Highway 50 to the South Tahoe Middle School track.
Lovell said pink T-shirts and cupcakes will be sold at the school, with proceeds going to the Jaycee Dugard Family Fund.
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