Today was the parade at the Marshall County Blueberry Festival in Plymouth, Indiana and I was there to take a few photos!  My daughter was marching as part of the Jimtown Marching Band, so I definitely couldn't miss this event!

The morning of the parade kicked off with a series of running races of various lengths.  South Bend firefighters were in the race, in full gear, and they actually finished near the front of the pack!

Many of the area fire departments were represented today including Plymouth, Bremen and Polk Township along with others.  All of these brave firemen had a warm welcome from the streets lined with people.

The children were in awe of this fireman who was there to make friends.  Between throwing candy and giving high-fives, I think at least a couple of these children may grow up to be on the fire department for sure!

The 2017 "Miss Blueberry" was on the parade route along with the Culver Academy exhibiting beautiful marching horses.

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It's a dirty job but someone's got to clean up the mess!

The various veteran organizations were well represented as well including the Disabled American Veterans and POW/MIA - a special thanks to all those who've served this great country!

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Ronald McDonald!

What parade would be complete without the world famous Ronald McDonald showing up!

Baseball teams, pageant queens, Shriners and antique tractors!

The Purdue baton twirler was very skilled and was a huge hit with the crowd!

The Jimtown Marching Band was by far the best (of course I'm a bit biased since my daughter is a sousaphone player!

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Blueberry Ice Cream!

 

Everything is blueberry at the Blueberry Festival!  Ice cream, donuts, shakes, pies, you name it!

Of course we had to take a walk through the festival in Centennial Park as well.  Lots of rides, great food, shopping and fun entertainment!  Overall it was a great day full of beautiful weather and celebrations in Plymouth!