The 14th annual Plymouth on Parade enjoyed a great turnout and weather Sept. 24.
New and familiar faces were found at the 14th annual Plymouth on Parade event today in the City Center. The parade went along Plymouth Blvd and included marching bands from Armstrong and Wayzata high schools and floats for local businesses and organizations. Following the parade, families gathered around the Ice Forum parking lot to eat and look at emergency and other vehicles. Home Depot had a workshop for making birdhouses. Only a hop, skip and a jump away was more fun. Inflatable jump houses, pony rides and a petting zoo with a plethora of furry friends were free attractions in Hilde Performance Center area. Check out even more photos on our Facebook page! Like your favorite photo and submit your own to add to the photo gallery.
This year's Plymouth On Parade includes several new activities, parade participants and events happening before and after the parade Saturday, Sept. 24.
Fourteen years ago the Plymouth on Parade event was started as a way to showcase community businesses, schools, organizations and residents. The Plymouth City Council at the time wanted a new community celebration during a time of the year when citywide celebrations were hard to come by. But the work planning the big event starts in the spring, said Alyssa Krumholz, Plymouth Recreation Supervisor. "We have about a six-month window to get things done," Krumholz said. "This year we have over 30 staff working on the programs and 40 volunteers." The biggest challenge isn't in the planning, but the logistics of making sure the parade goes off without a hitch on the day. "Like with any parade you have a lot of different organizations and …