Scenes from the Leavenworth Road Parade

The Leavenworth Road Parade took place Sunday, Sep. 17, with more than 46 parade entries travelling the route from 72nd to 51st street along Leavenworth Road.

The parade was sponsored by the Leavenworth Road Association, and featured three marching bands, several dance groups, equestrian groups, and many others.

Spectators gathered all along the route, with large crowds near the 59th and 55th Street intersections and at the review stand at 51st Street.

Photos copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel

The ABATE motorcycle safety group drove several motorcycles. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

The Waters Family Line, driven by Larry Waters, delighted children along the route. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

The Schlagle High School marching band performed. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Spectators gathered along the parade route. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Spectators of all ages enjoyed the parade together. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

The Schlagle High School marching band performed in the parade. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

The KC Gators cheer and football teams participated in the parade. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

This young spectator came dressed in his Sunday best to gather candy from the floats. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

The Washington High School marching band performed. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

The Washington Marching Band drum majors high-stepped as they marched down Leavenworth Road. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

The Gateway Highsteppers dance group performed. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Joseph Straws, as DJ Joe, performed in the parade and assisted many of the dance groups with their performance music. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

The Schlagle High School marching band performed in the parade. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

The Hilltop Saddle Club rode in the parade. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

The Washington Air Force Junior ROTC marched and carried the colors. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

The Washington Air Force Junior ROTC marched and carried the colors. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

The Wyandotte High School marching band performed. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

The Wyandotte High School marching band performed. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

The KC Marching Falcons drill team marched in the parade. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

The KCK Council of PTA encouraged spectators to get involved with their local PTA. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

The Washington marching band performed in the parade. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

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4 comments

  1. I appreciate all the people who participated in LRA’s 32nd Annual Parade.
    From the volunteers who helped before and after in setting up at the staging areas to picking up trash after the parade.
    Especially appreciate our security & traffic control: COPPS, Sheriff’s Dept. and KCKPS Police Dept….Thank you!

    The energy of the people walking/riding in the parade is amazing.

    I love seeing the community come out in support of this annual event.

    Thank you!

    Deniese Davis
    Parade Chairman

    We couldn’t do it without you!

  2. Jen says:

    We weren’t able to go to the parade this year. My kids were very sad. They love collecting the candy and dancing to the drum beats. Always good fun with our fellow ‘Dottes!

  3. Tony Warden says:

    I may be a dreamer, what if Tyson could place their new plant at 47th and State Ave.? Old Indian Springs location? This would mean more employment for Wyandotte County. They could make it a destination for tourists. A Tyson theme park of sorts there could be chicken restaurants, hotels, a Tyson Chicken Park for green space. There could be a Giant Chicken above that can be seen for miles. There are so many options I can’t believe the Wyco government people haven’t thought of this. My thoughts are free, any thing to promote the Dotte.

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