Havelock family enjoys Obama's inauguration, parade

Published: Monday, January 21, 2013 at 02:55 PM.

Amid the hundreds of thousands of people chanting, singing and waving flags at President Barack Obama’s second inauguration were two Tucker Creek Middle School students from Havelock.

“I could barely hear,” said 13-year-old Ashley Walton. “It’s crazy, just coming from Havelock it’s a lot of people and I’m not used to that.”

Despite the loud and large crowd, friend and fellow student Jaimee Wishon was glad to attend.

“It’s really fun.” She said from Washington, D.C. “It’s really crowded and not at all like Havelock.”

JoAnna Wishon, of Havelock, Jaimee’s mother, brought the two teens plus Wishon’s mother, Linda Meadows, and a friend, Joyce Carthen, both of Goldsboro, to the nation’s capital to see Monday’s inauguration.

JoAnna Wishon said the crowd was so large that the group could get only as close to the inauguration as the Washington Monument and viewed Obama’s inauguration and speech on a large television screen set up at the site.

Afterward, they made their way to Pennsylvania Avenue to watch the inaugural parade.

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