By Kaylee Lindenmuth | firstname.lastname@example.org
SHENANDOAH - A Shenandoah tradition entered its 20th year Saturday morning, as the Parade of Nations made its way through downtown.
The parade recognizes Shenandoah's wide and varying ethnic heritage.
Led by Shenandoah Police, Shenandoah American Legion honor guard, and the Shenandoah Valley Marching Band, the parade formed on North Jardin Street, made it's way down Jardin to Cherry before beginning it's parade up North Main Street through the festival itself.
Marching contingents were varying, ranging from floats to participants in ethnic attire to the Polish American fire truck and more.
New this year was the Mariachi Rey Azteca Band, which followed behind a group of ethnic dancers.
Contingents included El Salvador, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Lithuania, Mexico, Poland and more.
Bands in the parade included the Shenandoah All-Star Polka Band and the Hawk Mountain Highlanders pipe band.
Marching as part of the Lithuania contingent, Charlie Vascavage, Shenandoah, carried remnants of the former St. George parish in a wagon.
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