MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - Star Wars character Chewbacca, Spider-Man and a U.S. congresswoman were among those who appeared Saturday afternoon in the 29th Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival's Grand Feature Parade.
"I saw Spider-Man!" 3-year-old Wyatt Besaw said when asked about his favorite part of the parade. He also liked the antique cars that led the parade, and Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Wyatt said before pausing the interview to retrieve a strawberry candy that had been thrown from someone aboard a float.
Spider-Man, who marched along with Batman, Superman and various other superheroes, was popular with Saturday's crowd, stopping further along the parade route to pose for pictures with some of his fans.
Wyatt's friend, Mollie Rebuck, liked the trumpets, she said through her mother's interpretation.
Mollie wore a blue sweater with a large apple on the front for the occasion, and danced as marching bands passed. This was her third Apple Harvest parade. Mollie went to her first when she was only 7 months old, said her mother, Cammy Rebuck.