WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The cheerleaders from Penn State Mont Alto were probably more comfortable in their short skirts and sleeveless tops than were marching band members in their heavy uniforms and the snowmen in thick white costumes.
About 70 groups strode through downtown Waynesboro Saturday afternoon in the town's 47th Annual Christmas parade. The holiday music seemed a bit out of step with temperatures in the 60s, but sitting outside was pleasant, and the streets were full of people enjoying the entertainment.
Terence Emond and Tiffany Blackford brought their 15-month-old daughter, Isabella, to her first parade. Emond said Isabella enjoyed the music.
A bagpiper played from the back of the Always There Hook and Ladder Company's truck while the West Virginia State Champs Revengers Major and Drum Corps from Martinsburg entertained the crowd, as did several local high school marching bands.