Published: Nov 18, 2011 1:50 AM EST
Updated: Nov 18, 2011 2:01 AM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla - Student authors were honored Thursday in Fort Myers.  Allen Park Elementary held its annual Author's Parade.

Students have been writing and illustrating their own books for weeks, and Thursday the entire student body headed outside to congratulate them during a parade around the school's bus loop.  The authors were the stars, with some of them dressing as characters from their books.

The Fort Myers Fire Department, the Fort Myers High School Marching Band, The Miracle baseball team and the SWFL Corvette Club all took part.

The SWFL Corvette Club provided transportation for some of the guests in the parade, including WINK News Anchor Lois Thome.

The student authors will have their work displayed in the school's media center.