By Ralph Davis

October 16, 2013

Zumba classes from Little Bit of Country had one of the more festive groups in the parade.

Prestonsburg Fire Department leads the parade through town.

Prestonsburg Health Care Center always decorates a complex float for the parade, this year showcasing Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.

Miss Teen Jenny Wiley Kaleigh Kendrick, of Prestonsburg, and Miss Kentucky United States Whittney Allen, of Salyersville, who both seek to call attention to the problem of bullying in their platforms, rode together in the parade.

Ali Grace Slone demonstrates why she won Best Costume in the Petite Miss Jenny Wiley pageant.

Judge-Executive R.D. “Doc” Marshall rode in memory of his father, Sgt. Charles Marshall, whose remains were recovered only recently after his plane was shot down during World War II.

Sheriff John K Blackburn and the DARE Bear toss out candy.

The Shriners entertain the crowd with a fan favorite, the hillbilly cars.

Little Miss Jenny Wiley Shelby Noelle Blackburn

Children were mesmerized by the marching band.

Tiny Miss Jenny Wiley Miley Pennington

KFC rolls down the street in the largest float of the parade, a giant chicken bucket.

Prestonsburg Mayor Jerry Fannin and councilmen Les Stapleton, Don Willis, David Gearheart and Freddie Goble pass out a variety of goodies for the kids.

District 1 Magistrate John Goble salutes veterans.

Prestonsburg High School majorette alumni perform to a selection of hits throughout the years.

Jailen Cheynne McKinney

Miss Pre-Teen Red, White and Blue Christin Mitchell

Streets were crowded along the parade route.

Tabitha Mitchell, blue ribbon winner in the 4-H photography competition at the Kentucky State Fair.

With next year’s local elections seven months away, sheriff’s candidate Steve Little had his campaign on full display.

The Friends of Middle Creek fire a salute.