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Published: 11/16/2013 - Updated: 4 months ago


The Blade's 26th Annual Holiday Parade

Photos from The Blade's 26th Annual Holiday Parade, sponsored by The Taylor Automotive Family, in Toledo, on Saturday, November 16, 2013. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW.

The 4-H Youth Equestrian Club in the parade. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The 4-H Youth Equestrian Club in the parade.
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Lingling Du, a member of the Chinese Association of Greater Toledo, with a demonstration of Tai Chi during the parade. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Lingling Du, a member of the Chinese Association of Greater Toledo, with a demonstration of Tai Chi during the parade.
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Kelsey Colter, 12, left, and her sister Aubrey Colter, 10, of Riga, Michigan watching the parade. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Kelsey Colter, 12, left, and her sister Aubrey Colter, 10, of Riga, Michigan watching the parade.
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Members of Girl Scout Troop 10392 in the parade. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Members of Girl Scout Troop 10392 in the parade.
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Toledo channel 13 ABC announce the floats as they pass in front of them. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Toledo channel 13 ABC announce the floats as they pass in front of them.
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Behind the banner of the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio are scores of members from various troops from the area. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Behind the banner of the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio are scores of members from various troops from the area.
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The Nutcracker balloon in the parade. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The Nutcracker balloon in the parade.
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The Nutcracker balloon and performers from the Toledo Rep. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The Nutcracker balloon and performers from the Toledo Rep.
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Jet fuel burns in part of the float from the Experimental Aviation Association chapter 582. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Jet fuel burns in part of the float from the Experimental Aviation Association chapter 582.
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Mayor-elect D. Michael Collins waving to area Girl Scouts in the parade. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Mayor-elect D. Michael Collins waving to area Girl Scouts in the parade.
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A Bedford High School trombone player. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A Bedford High School trombone player.
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Cheerleaders from Winterfield Venture Academy performing along Summit Street. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Cheerleaders from Winterfield Venture Academy performing along Summit Street.
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A float from Metroparks Toledo Area. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A float from Metroparks Toledo Area.
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Toledo Central Catholic High School's band. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Toledo Central Catholic High School's band.
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The float of the Polish American Community of Toledo wishes Enlarge | Buy This Photo The float of the Polish American Community of Toledo wishes "Merry Christmas" to the community.
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Members of the Bowsher High School band. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Members of the Bowsher High School band.
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Muddy the Mud Hen and Scott McGorty. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Muddy the Mud Hen and Scott McGorty.
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Toledo Technology Academy (TTA) seniors Joseph Neyhart, left, and Joshua Zeh with a robot that hangs a wreath on a wall. They are part of TTA exhibits in the parade. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Toledo Technology Academy (TTA) seniors Joseph Neyhart, left, and Joshua Zeh with a robot that hangs a wreath on a ...
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Cameron Cook, 21 months, with his mom, Julie Cook, of Sylvania. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Cameron Cook, 21 months, with his mom, Julie Cook, of Sylvania.
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The YWCA and Read for Literacy lead Frosty the Snowman down Summit Street. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The YWCA and Read for Literacy lead Frosty the Snowman down Summit Street.
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ABC Channel 13 employees followed by Frosty the Snowman.  Enlarge | Buy This Photo ABC Channel 13 employees followed by Frosty the Snowman.
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Mike Gonzalez, left, with his children Mike, Jr., and Kristiana, 5, who is waving to Santa Claus. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Mike Gonzalez, left, with his children Mike, Jr., and Kristiana, 5, who is waving to Santa Claus.
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Clown Dan Saevig marching with members of the Anthony Wayne High School band. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Clown Dan Saevig marching with members of the Anthony Wayne High School band.
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Members of the Anthony Wayne High School band. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Members of the Anthony Wayne High School band.
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Evergreen High School drum major Marissa Miller, center, leading the Metamora regional school band. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Evergreen High School drum major Marissa Miller, center, leading the Metamora regional school band.
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Toledo Horsemen Club in the parade route. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Toledo Horsemen Club in the parade route.
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Amira Montono, of Toledo, and other members of dancers from in10sity Cheer Allstars. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Amira Montono, of Toledo, and other members of dancers from in10sity Cheer Allstars.
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The University of Toledo Marching Band performs. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The University of Toledo Marching Band performs.
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Bella Miranda, 3, left, with her mom Renae Goodluck, and Logan Hamilton, 2.5, with his mom Rachal Hamilton, all of Toledo, along the parade route. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Bella Miranda, 3, left, with her mom Renae Goodluck, and Logan Hamilton, 2.5, with his mom Rachal Hamilton, all ...
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Gizmo and friends from Imagination Station. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Gizmo and friends from Imagination Station.
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The grand marshal is Pfc. Stephanie LaRae Morris, U.S. Army, a 2007 Libbey High School graduate who was wounded while serving in Afghanistan, according to The Blade. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The grand marshal is Pfc. Stephanie LaRae Morris, U.S. Army, a 2007 Libbey High School graduate who was wounded ...
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Mayor-elect D. Michael Collins shakes hands with Toledo Mayor Mike Bell, who is riding his motorcycle with members of Toledo Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Mayor-elect D. Michael Collins shakes hands with Toledo Mayor Mike Bell, who is riding his motorcycle with members of ...
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Kristiana Gonzalez, 5, sees Santa Claus. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Kristiana Gonzalez, 5, sees Santa Claus.
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Members of Mecca Temple #43 Egyptian Knights Drum Corps perform along Summit Street. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Members of Mecca Temple #43 Egyptian Knights Drum Corps perform along Summit Street.
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Toledo Mayor Mike Bell riding in the parade with members of the Toledo Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Toledo Mayor Mike Bell riding in the parade with members of the Toledo Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club.
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The University of Toledo Marching Band performs. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The University of Toledo Marching Band performs.
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Toledo School for the Arts students with the first ballon of the parade. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Toledo School for the Arts students with the first ballon of the parade.
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Toledo Fire Department's Sparky waves to the crowds along Summit Street. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Toledo Fire Department's Sparky waves to the crowds along Summit Street.
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Lucas County Sheriff John Tharp at the front of the parade. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Lucas County Sheriff John Tharp at the front of the parade.
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The Toledo Police Department honor guard carrying the colors near the front of the parade. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The Toledo Police Department honor guard carrying the colors near the front of the parade.
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The University of Toledo Marching Band performs. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The University of Toledo Marching Band performs.
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Santa Claus arrives, escorted by members of the U.S. Marine Corps. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Santa Claus arrives, escorted by members of the U.S. Marine Corps.
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CTY parade17p   Twirl michigan members in performance in the parade.   The Blade's 26th Annual Holiday Parade, sponsored by The Taylor Automotive Family, in Toledo, Ohio on November 16, 2013.  The Blade/Jetta Fraser Enlarge | Buy This Photo CTY parade17p Twirl michigan members in performance in the parade. The Blade's 26th Annual Holiday Parade, sponsored by The Taylor ...
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Miranda Van Hoozen, a senior at Notre Dame Academy, leading the St. John's Jesuit High School marching band. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Miranda Van Hoozen, a senior at Notre Dame Academy, leading the St. John's Jesuit High School marching band.
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Watching the parade along Summit Street. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Watching the parade along Summit Street.
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Parade watchers wave to Santa Claus along North Huron Street. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Parade watchers wave to Santa Claus along North Huron Street.
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The University of Toledo Marching Band performs. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The University of Toledo Marching Band performs.
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