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Alpharetta welcomes 11Alive

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- More than 200 people visited downtown Alpharetta Friday to greet the 11Alive News Today morning show when it rolled into town on its "This is Home" summer tour.

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Children, adults and four-legged friends alike spent the morning with Ted Hall, Melissa Long and John "Commuter Dude" Gerard.

The champion Stingray Allstars cheerleading squad performed on the show. Watch video of the Rays.

The very talented students at RISPA sang songs from Wicked and performed several dances, including a fun version of "Gangnam Style" for the crowd. Watch RISPA perform.

Other performances included a band from Music Matters, the Alpharetta High School Drumline and a demonstration from Title Boxing Club.

VIDEO | Music Matters
VIDEO | Alpharetta HS Drumline
Title Boxing Club

Alpharetta Mayor David Belle Isle stopped by to chat with Ted and Melissa and talk about all the things that make his city great. The north Fulton County town was recently named the 6th fastest growing city in the U.S. and has been known for years as a hub for both technology and business.

VIDEO | Technology in Alpharetta

Those who visited the morning show were treated to food from several local businesses, including Blind Murphy Craft Beer Market, Crepe Cottage, Bernhard's Bread Bakery, Southern Growers and two food trucks -- Viet-Nomie's and Happy Belly. Watch Commuter Dude explore a food truck.

Next Friday, the 11Alive morning show will be in Dunwoody. Past visits include Downtown Atlanta, Norcross, Dallas and Stockbridge.

Will the show come to your town? See the full schedule.

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