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Published: 11/17/2012 - Updated: 1 year ago


25th Annual Holiday Parade

The 25th Anniversary Holiday Parade returned downtown Nov. 17 with co-Grand Marshall and Olympic silver medalist, Toledo native Erik Kynard. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE PHOTO, START SLIDESHOW.

Rudolph floats above Summit Street. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Rudolph floats above Summit Street.
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Distinguished Clown Corps members Jeff Gartz (cq), left, Bill Carroll, and Nick Cron gather before the parade. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Distinguished Clown Corps members Jeff Gartz (cq), left, Bill Carroll, and Nick Cron gather before the parade.
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The Lucas County Sheriff Department honor guard. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The Lucas County Sheriff Department honor guard.
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Distinguished Clown Corps members Marge McFadden, a third year clown from UTMC, left, her niece Katie Hill, Bob Savage, and Susan Sterling, a five year clown fromHCR Manor Care before the parade. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Distinguished Clown Corps members Marge McFadden, a third year clown from UTMC, left, her niece Katie Hill, Bob Savage, and ...
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The Toledo Fire Department honor guard. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The Toledo Fire Department honor guard.
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The Rogers High School Marching Band, playing in front of the vehicle carrying Erik Kynard, Rogers graduate and Olympic silver medalist. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The Rogers High School Marching Band, playing in front of the vehicle carrying Erik Kynard, Rogers graduate and Olympic silver ...
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Erik Kynard, Rogers graduate and Olympic silver medalist, receiving applause along the route. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Erik Kynard, Rogers graduate and Olympic silver medalist, receiving applause along the route.
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Crowds cheer as Grand Marshall Erik Kynard, Rogers graduate and Olympic silver medalist,  passes in an open vehicle. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Crowds cheer as Grand Marshall Erik Kynard, Rogers graduate and Olympic silver medalist, passes in an open vehicle.
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Cousins Dalaya Juarez, 6, left, and Maya Juarez, 5, both of Toledo, keep the beat as the Central Catholic High School band marches. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Cousins Dalaya Juarez, 6, left, and Maya Juarez, 5, both of Toledo, keep the beat as the Central Catholic High ...
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Clydesdales from Olde Tyme Trave of Portage, Ohio march in the parade. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Clydesdales from Olde Tyme Trave of Portage, Ohio march in the parade.
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Eli Portala, left, helps the Distinguished Clown Corps by making animals from balloons for waiting children. Also pictured are, from Portala and to the left: Roya Rahini, 5, a friend of Alea, 5, and Aiden Meyer, 6; and the Meyer's mom Karen Meyer. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Eli Portala, left, helps the Distinguished Clown Corps by making animals from balloons for waiting children. Also pictured are, from ...
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The U.S. Coast Guard, Station Toledo in the parade. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The U.S. Coast Guard, Station Toledo in the parade.
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Ready for the holidays, one of the trikes from Brothers of the Third Wheel. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Ready for the holidays, one of the trikes from Brothers of the Third Wheel.
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Members of the Toledo Horsemen Club. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Members of the Toledo Horsemen Club.
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A float from the River Raisin National Battlefield Park of Monroe, Michigan. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A float from the River Raisin National Battlefield Park of Monroe, Michigan.
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A traveling model of a fighter plane from the 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, is part of the 180th entry in the parade. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A traveling model of a fighter plane from the 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, is part of the ...
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Woodward High School eighth grader Leandra Wyszumiala holds the shield as she leads the marching band. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Woodward High School eighth grader Leandra Wyszumiala holds the shield as she leads the marching band.
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Woodward High School's polar bear mascot marches along the route with the band. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Woodward High School's polar bear mascot marches along the route with the band.
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Woodward High School Marching Band escorts the Nutcracker in the parade. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Woodward High School Marching Band escorts the Nutcracker in the parade.
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Clay High School Marching Band in the parade. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Clay High School Marching Band in the parade.
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The Pink Panther of Toledo's Owens Corning rides in a convertible Cadillac El Dorado. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The Pink Panther of Toledo's Owens Corning rides in a convertible Cadillac El Dorado.
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Award-winning magician and entertainer  Eli Portala at work before the parade begins. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Award-winning magician and entertainer Eli Portala at work before the parade begins.
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Grand Marshall Olympic silver medalist and Toledo native Erik Kynard gets a ride with Santa Claus in his sleight on the float with members of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve marching alongside. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Grand Marshall Olympic silver medalist and Toledo native Erik Kynard gets a ride with Santa Claus in his sleight on ...
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The Mecca Temple #43 Egyptian Knights Drum Corps, of Toledo, keeps in step. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The Mecca Temple #43 Egyptian Knights Drum Corps, of Toledo, keeps in step.
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Nayeli Torrez, 3, watches the parade. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Nayeli Torrez, 3, watches the parade.
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The Santa Holiday Express. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The Santa Holiday Express.
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The Waite High School Marching Band. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The Waite High School Marching Band.
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Dancers with El Corazon de Mexico. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Dancers with El Corazon de Mexico.
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The Springfield High School Blue Devil Marching Band. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The Springfield High School Blue Devil Marching Band.
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Co-grand marshalls Enlarge | Buy This Photo Co-grand marshalls "Toy Story" characters Woody, Buzz Lightyear and jessie wave to the crowd.
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Distinguished Clown Corps members Bob Savage, left, and Jim Murray. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Distinguished Clown Corps members Bob Savage, left, and Jim Murray.
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The University of Toledo Marching Band, escorts Rudolph the reindeer. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The University of Toledo Marching Band, escorts Rudolph the reindeer.
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Santa Claus arrives with Olympian Erik Kynard by his side. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Santa Claus arrives with Olympian Erik Kynard by his side.
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People wave to Grand Marshall Olympic silver medalist and Toledo native Erik Kynard and Santa Claus. Enlarge | Buy This Photo People wave to Grand Marshall Olympic silver medalist and Toledo native Erik Kynard and Santa Claus.
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Braidon Linn, 4, left, and his cousin Caden Flores, 6, both of Toledo, wave to Grand Marshall Olympic silver medalist and Toledo native Erik Kynard and Santa Claus. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Braidon Linn, 4, left, and his cousin Caden Flores, 6, both of Toledo, wave to Grand Marshall Olympic silver medalist ...
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Sylvania Northview High School Marching Band. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Sylvania Northview High School Marching Band.
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Toledo Police Sgt. K. Williams passes out U.S. flags along the parade route. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Toledo Police Sgt. K. Williams passes out U.S. flags along the parade route.
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Sylvania Northview High School on display in the parade. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Sylvania Northview High School on display in the parade.
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Sylvania Northview High School Marching Band. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Sylvania Northview High School Marching Band.
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CTY parade18p  The Scott High School Marching Band leads the parade.  The 25th Anniversary Holiday Parade with Grand Marshall Olympic silver medalist and Toledo native Erik Kynard- along with Toy Story characters in Toledo, Ohio on November 17, 2012. The Blade/Jetta Fraser Enlarge | Buy This Photo CTY parade18p The Scott High School Marching Band leads the parade. The 25th Anniversary Holiday Parade with Grand Marshall Olympic ...
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The Motorcycle units of the Toledo Police Department, front, and the Lucas County Sheriff Department, near the front of the parade. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The Motorcycle units of the Toledo Police Department, front, and the Lucas County Sheriff Department, near the front of the ...
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The Toledo Police Department honor guard. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The Toledo Police Department honor guard.
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Parade watchers included Mimi Snyder, 2, left, and brothers Will, 3, and Clayton Snyder, all of Perrysburg. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Parade watchers included Mimi Snyder, 2, left, and brothers Will, 3, and Clayton Snyder, all of Perrysburg.
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