PHOTO GALLERY: 32nd annual Columbia Holiday Parade spreads cheer downtown

Sunday, November 20, 2011 | 7:43 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA — Spectators lined Broadway on Sunday afternoon to watch the 32nd annual Columbia Holiday Parade. This year's theme was "Winter Wonderland," and festive floats, holiday costumes and Santa Claus were all part of the parade. Chilly temperatures didn't deter spectators from lining the streets, though most of them were bundled up to fight the cold weather.

Children line Broadway awaiting candy during the Columbia Holiday Parade on Sunday. Participants in the parade passed out candy to the children, some throwing the candy from their vehicles and others handing the candy to them.
Hickman High School Marching Band marches down Broadway during the Columbia Holiday Parade. The parade, in its 32nd year, also featured the Rock Bridge Marching Band, as well as the Mid-Missouri Highsteppers.
Agnes Nickerson, left, and Meryl Schofield, right, wave to the crowd during the Columbia Holiday Parade. Nickerson, Schofield and their friends rode on the back of a truck under a sign identifying them as "Santa's Elves."
Occupy COMO protesters attend the Columbia Holiday Parade. The parade, hosted by the Columbia Jaycees, was held for the 32nd year.
Legs hang out of the trunk of a Ford Mustang at the Columbia Holiday Parade on Sunday. The parade closed East Broadway from College Avenue to Fourth Street.

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Collin Stringer November 21, 2011 | 9:50 a.m.

@ OccupyCOMO
That's it. Threatening violence is sure to win you support. Families came to enjoy a holiday celebration and you guys throw your junk in their faces. Occupy a desk, earn a living, contribute to our society, and we all can benefit from hard workers. Enough of the whining.

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