Leesburg Halloween Parade – Total Equine Team Wins Best Float
The 60th Annual Leesburg Halloween Parade is one of the oldest, longest running parades in the Eastern United States. Organized and hosted annually since inception, by the Leesburg Kiwanis, the parade doubles as a community service event through the collection of non-perishable food to benefit Loudoun Interfaith Relief. Food donations serve as the “entrance fee” for the more than 100 parade units that include police, fire and rescue, high school marching bands, horseback riders, decorated vehicles and floats. The one-mile parade on King Street draws crowds of around 15,000 spectators each year.
This year, the TEVA team decided to participate in the parade. A fun event combined with a food drive to help those in need, this proved to be a great way to continue our community service involvement. Participating is great, but winning “BEST FLOAT” is even better.
Dr. Jay created a masterpiece that transformed a TEVA truck in to a graceful Pegasus, complete with an impressive wingspan. Pegasus pulled our boneyard trailer with a horse skeleton statue surrounded by TEVA team representatives through the parade tossing candy to those in attendance.
It’s time to start thinking of ways to outdo ourselves for next year’s parade! Stay tuned. It’s sure to be GREAT!