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ST. PETERSBURG Festival of States 75th Anniversary // A BASEBALL CELEBRATION

TOEING THE LINE: Clarinetists from the Stockbridge High School band of Stockbridge, Ga., play their way to a first-place Mayor's Trophy award Thursday.

HONKING HORNS AND BEAUTIFUL MUSIC: Re-Pete the clown, above, who gave no other name, pedaled around the Festival of States honking her horn and making people smile. At right, Heather Adams plays piccolo for the Columbia River High School band from Vancouver, Wash., at the Festival of States' jazz and concert band competition. The event was held at the St. Petersburg Hilton.

WALK AND WAVE: Sorhe Cho and her brother, Dongjin Cho, march before crowds watching the annual Festival of States parade. The children are members of the Korean American Association of West Florida.

ALL ABOARD: The railroad-themed float from All Children's Hospital choo-choos past the Vinoy during the Festival of States' illuminated night parade Tuesday evening.

QUACK ATTACK: An avalanche of 10,000 rubber ducks pours out of a dump truck at Spa Beach Saturday, marking the start of the Festival of States' Wave Waddle duck race.

SEND IN THE CLOWN: A parade clown greets parade spectators, from left, Alphonso Turner, 6,Christopher Dilworth, 4, Marques Thomas, 3, and Gabriel Dilworth, 6, on the sidewalk Sunday.

WET YOUR WHISTLE: Above, Gibbs High School band member Kathy Singleton cools down with some help from Aurora McKenny along the parade route Saturday. At right, Columbia River band member Mellonee Bostwick is nearly engulfed by her flag while marching with her compatriots Saturday.

THE ORIGINAL BIG BAND: The Second Time Arounders Band of St. Petersburg, the largest marching band in the nation with 550 musicians, flag bearers and twirlers, stretches out over three blocks on Bayshore Boulevard.

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