What’s the warmest way to watch the annual Pittsburg Christmas parade?

What’s the warmest way to watch the annual Pittsburg Christmas parade?


For more than 20 years, Marion and  Bernice Kutz and assorted family members have watched it from the comfort of their music shop at Sixth and Broadway.


“We do parades,” Kutz said.


“We were on the southeast corner, and now we’re on the northwest corner,” Mrs. Kutz said. “We’ve got two tall stools and we just put them in front of the windows. We’ve got a good location here, we’re right in the middle of the parade.”


An added attraction this year was their granddaughter, Leslie Harris, who marched in the parade dressed as a cat. It was part of her duties as public relations direction of the Southeast Kansas Humane Society.


“Dionne Blakemore, our shelter manager, and her daughter were dressed in furry dog suits,” Harris said. “We’ve decided that, in the next parade we’re in, we’ll do a dance to draw more attention.”


Students in the Pittsburg State University dance appreciation class did do some dancing.


“We did the waltz, a 16-step dance and the East Coast swing,” said Amy Oswald, Bonner Springs, a class member. “We had 20 to 25 couples taking part. It was a little chilly at first, but we warmed up when we started dancing.”


Other parade attractions included numerous the DARE car, Baker Township  Fire Department vehicles, bank floats, patriotic floats, religious floats and several marching bands.