Mid-Ohio Valley Easter Parade marches through downtown Parkersburg

Photo by Madeline Scarborough Elks Lodge 198 entered a creative float in the 10th annual Mid-Ohio Valley Easter Parade Saturday, the Easter bunny in an Easter basket.

PARKERSBURG — With the warm weather and sunny skies, the community gladly gathered Saturday on Market Street in downtown Parkersburg to enjoy the 10th annual Mid-Ohio Valley Easter Parade.

“This is a fantastic way to celebrate spring and the Easter season,” event founder and chair Kiki Angelos said.

The theme of the parade this year was “Celebrating the 10th Year of the Easter Parade in the Mid-Ohio Valley.”

Participants on many of the floats, which were decorated with Easter eggs, bunnies and crosses, passed out candy for the kids.

“We had many beautiful floats taking part in the parade this year,” said Angelos

Photo by Madeline Scarborough Kids watching the 10th annual Mid-Ohio Valley Easter Parade on Saturday give a high-five to the Sno Biz penguin.

People lined Market Street to watch the annual parade.

“My daughter really enjoys watching the parade,” Travis McCulty said while his daughter Myla McCulty sat on his shoulders waiving at everyone in the parade.

The non-commercial float winners were Grace Baptist Kids, with first; Mount Zion Baptist Church, second; and Girl Scouts Troop 31279, third.

The commercial winners were: Obermeyer Florists, first; Leavitt Funeral Home, second; and Texas Roadhouse. third.

Photo by Madeline Scarborough Grace Baptist Church’s kids float, which won first place in the non-commercial floats, heading down Market Street at Saturday’s Easter Parade.

Photo by Madeline Scarborough Obermeyer Florist’s float in the 10th annual Mid-Ohio Valley Easter Parade won first place in the commercial category.