Star from 'The Help' rides in St. Helena homecoming parade

Friday, September 30, 2011 - 7:15pm

GREENSBURG, LA (FOX44) -- Saint Helena Parish Central High School has a homecoming parade today and a special guest takes part.

One of the participants in the parade was Aunjanue Ellis from the movie “The Help. The Grand Marshall of the event was the Southern University Director of Bands Lawrence Jackson.

The parade making its way around the city of Greensburg starting at 10:00 this morning. Ellis saying she wanted to take part in the event because of the school's principal and her focus on education.

"I'm so excited about what Mrs. Marshall is trying to do for her students and education is incredibly important to me,” Aunjuanue Ellis, said. “I want to be a part of anything that encourages students, particularly from this area to do better."

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