And after all that, she took home five medals the most important one in the games, the best all-around women’s gymnast. That’s about as good as it gets! After a week’s delay from a rain that would make Noah proud, the City of Parker honored our very own Olympic Champion with a Welcome Home Parade on Saturday, August 30, 2008.
The parade included Nastia, with her family watching, 2004 Olympic Gold Medal Winner Carly Patterson, a float with Saving Jane, the band that recorded Nastia's theme song, Supergirl and the kids from the WOGA (her gym), horses, fire engines, the Plano East High School Marching Band.
Many public officials from North Texas, including Parker Mayor Cordina, the Parker City Council, County Commissioners, State Representative Jodie Laubenberg, and many mayors from our surrounding cities.