Image by: Phil Smith. 2022 Roanoke Fall Festival Queen Corynn Barton, in the back, waves to the crowd, along with, from left, Jaela Faulkner, Aubrey Tyler, Ella McDaniel, Addison Tyler and Sydney Taylor. In the back is Erika Bugg.
The sidewalks were impassable, due to the enthusiasm of the attendees sitting, standing and waving American flags during the 68th Annual Roanoke Fall Festival Parade. Patriotism was at its peak, as the 619 individuals, 60 vehicles, and six floats provided the visual incarnation of this year’s parade theme “America, the Beautiful,” sponsored by the American Legion Post 160. The parade began with a check for $2,500 being presented to the Roanoke Police Department’s K-9 Unit from the Roanoke Sons of American Legion. The check was presented for the newest officer of the K-9 Unit, Doc.