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Former mayors to lead Greensburg’s Holiday Parade

Jacob Tierney
Wind blows Santa’s hair while he waves to the crowd during the annual holiday parade on Nov. 21, 2015, in Greensburg.
Devon and Nolan Mannas of Greensburg show off their Santa beards at the Greensburg Holiday Parade last year.

Two of Greensburg’s former mayors will lead the way at the city’s 28th annual Holiday Parade on Saturday.

The city chose all of Greensburg’s past mayors to serve as grand marshals for the parade. Scott Brown, who served for most of the 1980s, and Dan Fajt, who served in the late 1980s and early 1990s, will be in attendance.

The city’s most recent former mayors — Karl Eisaman and Ron Silvis — couldn’t make it, but the parade will feature a banner honoring them and everyone else who held the office, according to recreation program manager Lydia Kinkaid.

More than 100 floats, bands and other performers will participate this year, up from last year’s unusually low 89, Kinkaid said.

Several local dance companies will perform, including the Steel City Angels, a new addition to the parade lineup, Kinkaid said.

As always, Santa Claus and his sleigh will provide the grand finale.

“I’m really excited to see everyone going down Main Street on Saturday, and I’m very much looking forward to starting the holiday season with it,” Kinkaid said.

The parade usually draws about 8,000 spectators.

It will begin at noon on North Main Street in front of the Westmoreland Museum of American Art.

Marchers will proceed down Main Street about half a mile, ending at the corner of South Main and Fourth streets, near city hall.

The road will be closed from about 10:45 a.m. until after the end of the parade.

“I can’t wait for everyone to enjoy it,” Kinkaid said.

Jacob Tierney is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jacob at 724-836-6646, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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