Do you recognize this young local artist?

If you don't we'll get to it. My sister sent me this photo that she recently found at my parent's house.

The photo is from the annual Christmas parade in Mamou. The Mamou High cheerleaders are with a young HUNTER HAYES!

Hayes was part of the Christmas parade in Mamou for a number of years and according to my grandfather, who once organized the parade, Hunter always looked forward to this "gig."

What a great throwback photo. And look how cute Hunter was as a kid.