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LILBURN, Ga. -- The 11Alive News Today morning show continued its "This is Home" summer tour with a visit to Lilburn.

Karyn Greer broadcast live from Lilburn City Park on Friday, Aug. 2 from 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m.

A very enthusiastic crowd of residents, including Mayor Johnny Crist, stopped by to say good morning and brag on the things that make Lilburn great. About 13,300 people call the Gwinnett County city home.

The town boasts a very unique attraction: the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, a majestic Hindu place of worship built according to ancient tradition.
RELATED | Lilburn's Mandir

Every Friday night from June to August, residents pack the park near City Hall for the Lilburn Farmers Market. The annual event brings the community together to shop for "a little of everything."
RELATED | 11Alive explores the Lilburn Farmers Market

Friday morning, several groups stopped by the park to perform for the crowd. Two groups of cheerleaders -- those from the Force Elite Training Center as well as Parkview High School's competitive squad -- were on hand to pump everyone up.
WATCH | Parkview HS cheerleaders
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Force Elite cheerleaders

The talented girls from Gwinnett Gymnastics Center flipped around the park.
WATCH | Gwinnett Gymnastics Center

And several music groups performed, including the Marvelous Wonderettes and a group from Music on Main Street.
WATCH | Marvelous Wonderettes
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Music on Main Street

Lilburn was the 14th stop on the "This is Home" summer hometown tour. Past visits include Marietta, Decatur/Druid Hills, McDonough, Cumming, Duluth, Powder Springs, Douglasville, Dunwoody, Alpharetta, Downtown Atlanta, Norcross, Dallas and Stockbridge.

Next week, the crew will make its first-ever trip to Bartow County and broadcast live from Cartersville. Will the show be in your town? See the full summer schedule.

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