A stormy and rainy night came to a halt at 10 a.m. Saturday, three hours before the Grand Parade commenced at the 41st annual Wood Festival. The crowd came out for a fine parade.

Here are a few highlights:

Jim Bell is honored as the Parade Marshall,
after helping with the festival all these years

Queen Flora XLI, Victoria Lamont (rear) and her Court, Melissa Hartshorn (center) , Amber Williams (right) and Susan Sullivan (left)

CHS Red Devil Band, a ritual of parade performing

Heartwood in the Hills returns with the annual street performance

"I love those horsies"

Ruby Shock is Calhoun's 2003 Folk Festival Belle

Queen Flora contestant - Katie Hupp

Miss Congeniality - Brittany Church

"I wanna be a fireman"

Calhoun's most famous race car

The old man and woman come to town from Heartwood

Victory Baptist's puppet show

VFW Post honors America's Vets

The rain went away ... a sunny day

More Wood Festival pictures and stories to follow, plus coverage of the Appalachian Bike Classic.

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