KEEPING TABS: The Twirling American Beauties will march again in Seaside parade

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Special to The Sun
Published: Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 05:24 PM.

The Twirling American Beauties have become a tradition at Seaside 's annual 4th of July parade.

As the first group to beat a Seaside store for top recognition in front of the judges, TAB's founding beauty Linda Miller is proudly leading her group of twirlers to the street again.

This year will mark the 13th year for the TABS to march in the parade, which begins at 8 a.m. in Seagrove Plaza and heads west on 30A to Seaside . TABS started as a fun idea and way for Miller to celebrate her 50th birthday, which occurs on July 5.

As she approached the milestone, Miller decided to do something she loved doing when she was young — twirling.

“I grew up in the small Mayberry-like town of Butler , Ala. ," she said. "There were only 82 in my graduating class. And in those days, if you wanted to do something in high school, you had to either be a cheerleader or a majorette. I wanted to be a majorette because they had better costumes and you got to perform at half time.”

Miller was one of eight majorettes her senior year, but she never let go of the beat and baton.

“There aren’t that many majorettes anymore, and I thought it would be fun to get together and twirl our batons in the parade,” she said.

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