Millersville Parade Marches West

Hi-yo Silver, away!

Many are familiar with the holler of the Lone Ranger to his white horse, Silver.

The dynamic duo will be stampeding through the streets of Millersville on Saturday, October 23, along with the rest of the Millersville parade. The parade, in its 13th year, is celebrating with a “wild, wild west ” theme.

With over 2,000 participants, this is its largest function ever.

The Lone Ranger on his white horse, Silver, is celebrated with the theme of the Wild, Wild West.

The parade is set to feature 16 bands, Native American dancers, antique cars, clowns, mascots, community groups and the Lone Ranger.

Months of hard work and careful planning are spent preparing the parade and making it enjoyable for the viewers every year.

Many community members are involved in making the parade worthwhile. Penn Manor’s own marching unit is set to perform songs along the parade’s route beginning at Herr Avenue the preceding to Landis Avenue then George Street and ending on James Street with a final performance for the judges.

Senior Amy Wagner has performed with the Penn Manor Marching Unit for the Millersville parade for three years and “enjoys it.”

Wagner says “The best part of the parade is that it exposes many people  to the band’s show music, people who otherwise wouldn’t get the opportunity to hear it”

For senior Bethany Napier, the Millersville parade is an important part of the community. She has been attending it “forever” and helps her church hand out free balloons and hot cocoa.

The parade begins at 9 a.m. Saturday morning.


By Cassie Funk