Published: Mar 31, 2013 8:55 PM EDT
Updated: Mar 31, 2013 11:34 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The 69th annual Dunbar Easter Parade took place Sunday afternoon. Crowds lined the streets and admired a procession of floats, bands and dancers.

Wink News spoke with spectators who say they attend the community event every year! And while it wouldn't be Easter without the baskets, 7-year-old Dalevion Knight says that's not what the holiday is all about.

"God rose from the dead and died on the cross for us. For our sins," Knight said.

"This is all about the resurrection of Jesus, his third day that he rose again from the grave and so with that we have new life and in life more abundantly, because he died for our sins," said Darrun Smith. 

For almost seven decades the residents have lined the streets of Dunbar for the parade.

"We just come out and do some support and with family and enjoy each other, barbecuing and having a great time," Smith said.

He says it's a time for fellowship and rebirth.  

"It's great to have a day of positivity and to be optimistic about life and to come together in unity," he said.  

"Easter Sunday is very important, it's one of the special holidays. It just brings people together and everybody is dressed so beautifully, just a happy day," said Fort Myers resident Victoria Ford.