SMITHSBURG -- If parades are for kids, then Nancy Kline might be a child at heart.
From her roost on the steps of Smithsburg Town Hall, the longtime resident of Smithsburg waved, clapped and cheered as the 17th annual Smithsburg Pride Days parade made it way along Water Street on Saturday.
"Good show," Kline hollered to a large group of young majorettes high-stepping it by.
"Over here," she yelled to attract the attention of people throwing candy from floats.
Kline's enthusiasm was reflected in the many parade watchers lining the parade route in downtown Smithsburg.
About 40 groups were represented in the parade, which included antique cars, a marching band, miniature horses, motorcycles, firetrucks, ambulances and more.
Parade organizer Nancy Walzl said she was amazed at the response from the small community.
"I am just so happy everybody came out," Walzl said.
She said one word best described the atmosphere.