By DAVE McMILLION
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - An elaborate parade lasting several hours and including more than 150 units wound through Waynesboro Saturday, capping a four-month celebration of the town's 200th birthday and giving the village a "shot in the arm," officials said.
Every period of life from Revolutionary times, the Industrial Age to modern life was represented in the parade. Women representing the National Organization for Women marched alongside antique cars, mountain men, beauty queens and extravagant floats featuring giant replicas of animals and merry-go-rounds.
Even Elvis came, walking back and forth on a float in front of a large jukebox.
The afternoon parade was just one example of the amount of hard work that went into the event. The bicentennial started in May with Victorian teas, and continued through the summer with photo exhibits, an air show, ice cream social, Civil War encampment, beard contests and concerts.