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Hundreds Line Harrison Streets For Columbus Day Parade

Parade goers looking down Halstead Avenue from the corner of Harrison Avenue. Photo Credit: Jon Craig
A horse-drawn wagon showcased by Wells Fargo Bank. Photo Credit: Jon Craig
Bag pipes and drummers also entertained the Columbus Day crowd. Photo Credit: Jon Craig
An older model fire truck. Photo Credit: Jon Craig
Harrison Paint Supply carted its annual "giant pumpkin,'' with this season's weighing in at 1,249 pounds. Photo Credit: Jon Craig
Families were treated to plenty of music, dancing and candy. Photo Credit: Jon Craig
The parade featured a cross section of Harrison's community, from its Latino population to Asian youth groups. Photo Credit: Jon Craig
The tower truck from the Purchase Fire House. Photo Credit: Jon Craig
Young dancers doing cartwheels. Photo Credit: Jon Craig
Plenty of drummers drumming. Photo Credit: Jon Craig

HARRISON, N.Y. -- Bagpipes, fire trucks, classic cars, dancers, scouts, twirlers and bands from Yonkers to White Plains entertained hundreds of happy spectators Monday Oct. 13 during Harrison's annual Columbus Day Parade.

Musicians included the Westchester Brassmen Drum & Bugle Corps, Archbishop Stepinac High School Band, Harrison High School Band and Yonkers Military Band.

A toy train and a replica of Christopher Columbus' ship the Santa Maria cruised the mile-long parade route along Halstead Avenue.

There also were plenty of politicians handing out campaign literature before, during and after Monday's Columbus Day festivities.

The parade was just one part of a weekend long celebration dubbed "It's Great to Live in Harrison,'' which included fireworks, a car show, an open house at the Harrison Police Department, the Italian American Tribute Show at the West Harrison Firehouse and a festival with food and rixdes at Ma Riis Park.

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