Lancaster County PA Realty Check: The Millersville, PA Parade

The Millersville, PA Parade

The Millersville, PA Parade

It's Saturday, October 13 - the day of the Millersville, PA Parade!  I arrive early at 9:00 AM to get a good vantage point from which to view the parade.  The Millersville University parking lots are already full, and Herr Avenue, Landis Avenue, and George Street have been blocked off.  Crowds of Millersville residents and Millersville University students are already solidly lined up on both sides of the street from the Student Memorial Center all the way George Street as far as the eye can see.

The Millersville Parade

Millersville University Television, MUTV, is set up near the Student Memorial Center to record the event. 

                                                      The Millersville Parade

Kelly West and Dave Russell of WARM 103.3 Radio are the emcees of the event.  The parade starts on Herr Avenue to Landis Avenue, then turns down North George Street.  On South George Street, everyone waits expectantly for something to happen...

The Millersville Parade

Off in the distance - what's that sound?  Could it be a real steam calliope coming down the street?  Yes, it is!

The Millersville Parade

As it draws nearer, the circus-like strains of "Oh, Dem Golden Slippers" can be heard.  Louder and louder...

The Millersville Parade

"Happy Days Are Here Again", "Are You From Dixie", and "Roll Out the Barrel" emanate from this wonderful machine!

 The Millersville Parade

The strains of "I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy" are playing as the truck drives away.  The calliope's repertoire is so large that no song is ever repeated...

The Millersville Parade

A color guard comes down the street.  All the branches of our armed forces are well represented, and appreciatively received by the public.

                          The Millersville Parade

 The Millersville Parade is a joint effort of the community and Millersville University.  This year is one of the largest parades to date:  162 vehicles, 13 floats, 14 musical entertainers, 10 special entertainers, 5 baton and twirler groups, and over 1,665 people are participating!

                                                  The Millersville Parade

The Millersville Parade

The Millersvill Volunteer Fire Department is out in full force.

                       The Millersville Parade

The Hershey Bears Mascot waves to the crowd...

                                                      The Millersville Parade

The Eastern Lebanon Marching Band, The York Lancers, Millersville Mayor Richard Moriarty, and Millersville University President Dr. Francine McNairy are all participants in the parade.

                              The Millersville Parade

The Conestoga Valley Unicyclers perform.  How do they ever get up onto those things?

The Millersville Parade

The Reading String Band plays old-time music... 

                        The Millersville Parade

                                The Boy Scouts Troop #238 with patriotic star balloons.

The Millersville Parade

                                                 The York Kiltie Band

The Millersville Parade

 

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Comment balloon 3 commentsBrian Schulman • October 14 2007 07:59AM

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Great pictures of the parade.  Everyone loves a parade!!
Posted by Linda Reynolds, Bradenton Real Estate (Bradenton Real Estate - Linda Reynolds) over 10 years ago
Thanks, Linda.  Obviously, I love a parade, too!
Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) over 10 years ago

Hi Brian !

It looks like you did indeed have an excellent spot to view the parade and to take pictures from....very colourful and descriptive pictures. Almost as good as being there !

I'm glad to see they had such a beautiful day...

There was a parade in one of the local villages here yesterday...the Pumpkin Festival parade...I wasn't able to attend as I was busy showing properties. Perhaps next year.... 

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Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 10 years ago

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