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Winners of the 54th annual holiday parade announced by Schenectady County Legislature


The Schenectady County Legislature recently announced the winners of the 54th Annual Holiday Parade, which had a “New York State of Mind” theme. The parade featured over 100 floats, marching bands, and performers, and took place in downtown Schenectady on November 18, 2023.

The award winners were presented with plaques and certificates from the Legislature. The winners included:

Best Overall:
New York Air National Guard 109th Airlift Wing

Best “New York State of Mind” Theme:
New York State Thruway Authority

Movement and Dance:
Schenectady High School Dance Team

Live Musical Performance:
Schenectady Caribbean Day

Red Suspenders Award:
Stanford Heights Fire Department

The parade was organized by the City and County of Schenectady, with MVP Health Care serving as the primary sponsor. Other organizations involved in the parade’s success included the Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation, The Capital Region Chamber, and Discover Schenectady.

Cathy Gatta, Schenectady County legislator and chair of the Tourism, Arts & Special Events Committee, expressed her gratitude to the groups and organizations that participated in making the parade a success.

“The residents and visitors from around the Capital region and beyond are what makes this event truly special. We thank our sponsors and everyone who contributed to the festivities for helping to ensure the parade remains a beloved tradition for our community,” Gatta said in a release.

For those who missed the parade, the full event can be viewed on Schenectady County’s website. Additionally, The Daily Gazette provided coverage of the event by their own Stan Hudy.

More details about what occurred at the event can be found here.

Juniper Li
Juniper Li
Juniper Li, with her roots in documentary filmmaking, brings a unique narrative style to local news reporting. A graduate of NYU’s Journalism program, Ava has a keen eye for stories that capture the essence of community life. Her reporting often highlights local achievements and challenges, drawing on her experience in visual storytelling.
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  1. Well-deserved recognition for the participants! The holiday parade always brings joy and festivity to our community. #CongratulationsWinners

  2. Bad punctuation and grammar, disagree

    The winners of the holiday parade are wrong! They totally got it all backwards. #NotImpressed

  3. The winners of the 54th annual holiday parade chosen by Schenectady County Legislature truly reflect the spirit and creativity of our community. #WellDeserved


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