Except that it wasn't the end of their season — not quite, anyway.
The All-Stars, the first Orange County team to win the Little League Baseball World Series, are now busy making the publicity rounds. Saturday, the
And this Saturday, Huntington Beach will pay tribute to its homegrown stars with a parade through downtown. Mayor Joe Carchio, who came up with the idea, said he couldn't remember another victory parade in his years in Surf City.
"As long as I've been here, I think this is the first one," he said. "I don't know that we've ever had an accomplishment by a group of young boys that was as significant as this is to warrant a parade. What they've accomplished is phenomenal."
The parade will start at 3 p.m. at Acacia Avenue and Main Street and head on Main toward Pacific Coast Highway before ending with a ceremony at Pier Plaza. Main will be closed to traffic between Acacia and PCH from about 2 to 4 p.m., Special Events Coordinator
In addition, a pre-parade fundraising party will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of the Huntington Beach Art Center at 538 Main St., with local vendors providing food. All proceeds will go to Ocean View Little League.
"These boys played their hearts out at the Little League World Series," Harman said in a release. "They were amazing and deserve all the recognition in the world. Pretty much everyone in Huntington Beach was following the series, and I am just thrilled to have them here today."