Ariana Brandon moved to DeKalb from Cortland but always comes back for the parade. She said her children always look forward to it.
“It’s fun to come back," she said. "There are always good floats, and I love seeing how the kids react. Events like this bring people together, and especially with all the bad in the world.”
Cortland resident Ron Hall was enjoying the day with friends and his grown children. He’s been coming to the parade ever since his kids participated in it when they were young.
“This is always a family event, and it’s nice to gather together,” he said. “This is a good reason to enjoy the season. It brings people together for a happy moment, and we need more fun things like this.”
DeKalb Cortland Parade and Festival