Photo by Jill Bock, Staff
A youngster excitedly waves his approval as horses and riders pass by on the parade route on a perfect day for a parade, drawing out a large crowd to line both sides of Malone Avenue. The American Legion Cotton Carnival came to a close with the Cotton Carnival parade Saturday. Also during the Cotton Carnival: Megan Dacus was crowned Miss Sikeston and Brandi Jo Emerson, daughter of Robin Emerson and the late Joe Emerson, was crowned the 2012 Miss Cotton Carnival Saturday night at the Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Grounds. For more photos check out the web gallery.