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Suwanee, singing and 'Shrek'

SUWANEE, Ga. -- The 11Alive News This is Home morning show tour returned to Gwinnett County this week for a live broadcast in beautiful Suwanee.

Ted Hall and Elle Duncan received a warm welcome from one of the country's best places to live when they and the morning crew rolled into Town Center Park at 4:30 a.m. Friday.

PHOTOS | 11Alive visits Suwanee

It's easy to see why Suwanee is considered one of America's finest towns. It's safe, clean, has excellent schools and is generally a great place to live, play and do business.

And residents know their town well -- Ted and Elle couldn't stump anyone with their Suwanee trivia questions.
WATCH | How well do you know Suwanee?

11Alive reporter Duffie Dixon is a proud Suwanee resident, and she wasn't shy about sharing her love for her hometown.
WATCH | Duffie sings Suwanee's praises

Mayor Jimmy Burnette also stopped by to meet the anchors and represent his town.
WATCH | Meet Mayor Burnette

Suwanee is known for its excellent Gwinnett County schools, including North Gwinnett High School. Its varsity cheerleaders were on hand to pump up the crowd.
WATCH | North Gwinnett HS cheerleaders

Gwinnett is also home to its own minor league baseball team, the Gwinnett Braves.
WATCH | Gwinnett Braves

The city takes the arts very seriously and always has new and unique artistic offerings for residents, such as a piece of the Berlin Wall on display outside City Hall. 11Alive's Jeremy Campbell explored Suwanee's arts scene.

Young people in Suwanee are very enthusiastic about the arts as well. The Suwanee Academy of the Arts recently staged a fun production of Shrek the Musical.
WATCH | Shrek cast sings "I'm a Believer"
Meet Donkey from Shrek

Dancers from the Suwanee Youth Ballet performed to a Dixie Chicks song.
WATCH | Suwanee Youth Ballet

Members of the North Georgia Academy of Dance showed off their moves as well.
WATCH | North Georgia Academy of Dance

Sounds of Suwanee, an a cappella group, sang the Taio Cruz song "Dynamite.
WATCH | Sounds of Suwanee

And some popular Western characters, including Tonto and the Lone Ranger, represented Suwanee Day and even sang a fun Western song.
WATCH | Western Trails

The Traveling Praise Team from Sugar Hill Christian Academy came to the show and performed several praise and worship songs.
WATCH | Traveling Praise Team sings "I'll Fly Away"
Traveling Praise Team sings "Our God is Greater"

The show ended with a tumbling demonstration from Gymnastics World of Georgia.
WATCH | Gymnastics World of Georgia

Suwanee was the 17th stop on the summer tour. Past visits include College Park, Cartersville, Lilburn, Marietta, Decatur/Druid Hills, McDonough, Cumming, Duluth, Powder Springs, Douglasville, Dunwoody, Alpharetta, Downtown Atlanta, Norcross, Dallas and Stockbridge.

Next week, the show will stay inside the Perimeter and broadcast from the brand new city of Brookhaven.

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