Farther up the street beyond the square, at 133 N. Carlisle St., Richard and Judy Miller sat in chairs on the sidewalk in front of their home - a home they've lived in for 45 years. The Millers said they have not missed an Old Home Week parade since. In their case, that means 15.
Judy Miller said she and her husband enjoy the spectacle. "It has a little bit of everything," she said.
Bill Shearin and Ashley Frantz were sitting behind the white picket fence in the front yard of their home at 159 N. Carlisle St. with a small group of friends.
The couple said they moved to Greencastle in June from Hagerstown because of its "small-town atmosphere."
Shearin said Greencastle's parade reminds him of the Apple Blossom Parade in his native Winchester, Va.
The couple and their yard guests seemed to be enthralled by the herd of Corvette sports cars that was passing in front of their home at the time. "I'll take one of those," Ashley said as a bright red one rolled by.
The parade had its usual fare of fire trucks from area fire departments plus a passel of floats from area churches, many of which were occupied by church choruses.
At the beginning of the 74-unit parade were the convertibles carrying local dignitaries. Riding and waving were Old Home Week officials, members of the Greencastle Borough Council, Antrim Township Supervisors, Franklin County Commissioners, U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., state Sen. Terry Punt, R-Franklin, and state Rep. Patrick Fleagle, R-Franklin.
The 1944 class of Greencastle High School rode by in a horse-drawn wagon pulled by a pair of matched Belgians.
The parade is home to another Greencastle tradition, parties and picnics in the front yards along its route. Homes, especially those with large lawns, were crowded with revelers.