The event, co-sponsored by Taylor Cadillac and The Blade, was led by the Scott High School marching band and then Olympic high-jump silver medalist Erik Kynard, Jr., who served as the parade's co-grand marshal.
Mr. Kynard, 21, a Rogers High School graduate and Kansas State University senior, flew home Friday night ahead of the parade and Thanksgiving.
"I really just got swooped up. ... Of course I wanted to do it," he said about serving as grand marshal.
Mr. Kynard rode in a red convertible just ahead of the Rogers High School marching band.
Landon Hess, 2, hung on to his mother's back piggy-back style, near the start of the parade route, where they waited for Toy Story's Buzz Lightyear to make his appearance.
"That's why we came," said Kevin Marsh, the boy's grandfather. "He was Buzz for Halloween, and he's really excited."