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McGee celebrates cheerful holiday
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The traditional Christmas phrase “be of good cheer” has some extra significance for one local family this year, considering their son’s talent as a cheerleader.Young Garrick McGee, age 11, son of Gordon, Jr. and Janet McGee of McMinnville, was one of more than 350 elementary, junior high and high school cheerleaders from across the country that recently performed in the UCA/UDA Thanksgiving Tour at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla., over the Thanksgiving holiday. Making the experience truly unique for Garrick was discovering he was one of only three male cheerleaders to participate in the Disney World event. Garrick was chosen, along with his two fellow male cheerleaders, to lead the pre-parade festivity down the Disney World parade route lined with thousands of spectators.Dad Gordon Jr. says he is proud of Garrick’s accomplishments and his work ethic.“I am so excited for him,” Gordon said.