Kelsey Bundra 

The theme of this year’s Millersville Community parade was superheroes. The true heroes in this parade were those who participated in the parade.

The Millersville Community Parade occurred in junction with Homecoming festivities on October 24. The early morning chill did not stop students and community members alike from turning out in large numbers. The parade’s audience watched the floats, marching bands, vintage cars, police and fire vehicles pass by.

The audience enjoyed a live performance from "The King."
The audience enjoyed various kinds of entertainment. Photo courtesy of Marianne Caesar.

There were many categories that parade participants were judged on. The prizes given to participants totaled $1850.

For the Antique vehicle category, Bill Boyd won for his 1925 Chevrolet Series K Touring Car. The first place prize for marching units was awarded to Millersville University Marching Band for instrumental performance. The second place marching prize was awarded to Lancers Drum & Bugle Corps and third place was Temple Guard Drill Team. First place non-instrumental marchers were Millersville Cheerleading. Second place was Expressions Dance from Millersville. The first place color guard was Marine Corp League of Lancaster County. The prize for first place baton/twirler went to Kay’s Reflections.

Homecoming is a beloved and anticipated yearly event.
Homecoming is a beloved and anticipated yearly event. Photo courtesy of Marianne Caesar.

The floats also drew the crowd’s and judge’s attention. First place for a commercial float went to Go’N Bananas Fun Center. Second place was awarded to Country Barn. The civic/community float that was first place was Girl Scouts/GSHPA. The second place community float prize went to Pet Guardians. Student Alumni Association was awarded the first place prize in the university category. National Broadcasting Society was awarded second place.

The judge’s choice float award was given to Honors College Student Association/MU Honors College.

The 2015 Diamond Sponsors of the parade were Millersville University, Millersville University Alumni Association, Student Lodging Inc., Student Services Inc., Charles F Snyder Funeral Home and Crematory, The Borough of Millersville, Andrew T. Scheid Funeral Home and Wiley’s Pharmacy.

Many groups were represented in the parade.
Many groups were represented in the parade. Photo courtesy of Marianne Caesar.

Millersville Community Parade for 2016 is scheduled for Oct. 22. For additional details, visit: .